If you love the colour red then you will find it hard to resist the latest colour pack from Sue Spargo – Valentine. The colour of fire and blood – it is associated with war, danger, determination and most importantly love, desire and passion. It is a very emotionally intense colour – it can enhance human metabolism, it has very high visibility, which is why it is used in stop signs and traffic lights. I love the softer side of red - pink – that signifies romance, love and friendship. It is well known as a colour that denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
And while on the colour pink – it was my obvious choice of colour for these gorgeous bauble handles – which of course meant the start of yet another new project. Some of the girls in Brigitte’s class were lucky enough to snatch up the last of these handles from Brigitte – aren’t they just so cute. So last night Bronwyn (yes, it’s all her fault) came to sewing and on seeing her handles announced lets start this – so out came the ½” hexagons and we were off and racing. I do have to admit that they are so sweet and addictive that I didn’t need much persuading. I really must finish something that I have started before the year ends……I wish that stickability came in a pill or powder you could pop in your coffee…….it would be such a help somedays.
Hmmmm looking at that image of my hexagons has made me think that I need to add more brights into the mix....after this post I will be off to look for new fabrics.
Obviously there are people who’s stick ability is much stronger than mine and here are their projects and quilts to share with you…….
Trish came along to Marg Sampson's class in May and started her whimiscal quilt titled Hare Raising - it is such a happy quilt and everyone who has started this quilt falls deeply in love with it.....
In February we had the pleasure of hosting Wendy Williams on a return visit to Precious Time and it was here that Patrina started her version of Growing Up. Wendy was thrilled to see one of her students choose such a different yet very interesting background - congratulations Patrina.....
Buddy made this quilt for her sister who is suffering from early Alzheimer's, she is hoping that the bright, happy colours and prints from Kaffe and friends will keep Buddy foremost in her thoughts. Designed by Susan Mathews, it is now on it's way to Perth packaged with much sisterly love........
Kay is up to the final borders on her Rare Birds - as you can see she replaced the chevron border with these the delightful applique birds - such whimsy. We can't wait to see the quilt top finished.
Well the rain keeps falling here and it makes me wish I was tucked up at home with some stitching on my lap. I know we are in desperate need of rain but I do so love Spring.
Until next time......lisa