Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oh no she didn't!


Yup, I did. Just a quick post to say I've been sucked into the gorgeous bright designs by Kim McLean and here is my first block for the Flower Garden quilt. I had to go with the brights as a way to put some cheer into what had become an interminable winter but now that we are tasting spring they cheer me up even more. The notebook is there because I've decided to do a better job of documenting my big projects. I thought I'd keep a record of what is going on (both personally and the world as a whole) as I worked on the applique. Block 1 has seen a lot--I started it last week and since then there was the horrible earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in Japan along with the developments in Libya. I hope block 2 has a happier tale to tell.

8 comments:

Mary Lou Casada said...

I love your block and colors, Taryn!! Is that Kaffe fabric? The top one alone is drop-dead gorgeous, and the others, beautifully complementary and stunning! Can't wait to see how this one turns out. And the "life as we know it" journal along with the blocks -- very, very cool!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Lori said...

Your first block is wonderful and yes, bright and springy!! it should be a fun journey!

YankeeQuilter said...

A little bright can be a good thing when you work mainly with reproduction prints...I just made a children's Halloween quilt! Felt good!

Cheryl said...

Very bright and cheerful amongst such a depressing few weeks in history! We are all going to love watching this garden grow.

Karen said...

Did you do reverse applique on the flower? The colors you used are vibrant. You will enjoy taking a different path for a bit.

Janet said...

Wow, your flower is wonderful. What a good idea to keep a journal, I hope you have lots of happy stories to add to it along the way.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your first block is SO beautiful!
Just love those cheerful prints - that block just sings of Spring & Happiness!

Carrie P. said...

I have been reading through your blog and I just have to say your little quilts are stunning. You know I just love your flowers too.

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