Happy Spring Friday! I hope you are having lovely spring weather, except for my friends in the snow belt - hang in there!
Last week I had a Birthday luncheon party for my friend, Norma. I love to have "ladies lunch" and sit and sew and
The hit of the party was Jan's Rainbow Jello. It was a masterpiece of patience and beauty! If you want to try one yourself, you can find one of many on line recipe like this one here.
Jan lives a few blocks from me and recently sold her home. It was so nice to have her support and help. Thanks Jan!
Lunch was simple, Rubens, chips, pickles and soda and the Rainbow jello - yum!
Norma requested the Orange Crunch Cake that I recently posted. I decorated it with cuties orange sections and a paper parasol.
On a recent post I asked if anyone could guess what the "keys" were to my scrap flying geese quilt. I had over-heard someone say "She just throws all those colors together and somehow it works". I took it as a great compliment, but it's not exactly true.
Successful scrap quilts nearly always have a some unifying elements.
Modern Prints (so this ruled out repros, pastels, muddy colors)
Construction Rules (mine):
Take the exchange sets (4) and piece them into strips.
Make color blocks by pairing blocks with similar background colors.
Make all the blocks the same:
Geese flying down on the right and up on the left.
Alternately turn the blocks.
The next time you see a scrap quilt that you really like, take a little time to study it and see if you can come up with the unifying "keys" to the quilt.
Lastly, look what I made! I've always wanted to know how to make a Cathedral Windows and our friend, Ruth Ann, gave our sewing group a tutorial. She has made several bed sized Cathedral Window quilts. They are Stunning!
I'm planning to make exactly 1 doll bed sized quilt.
Happy Weekend and I hope it involves some sewing! I'm off to the Northern Star Quilt show and will share photos next week.