Resting and Reflecting

Well there’s no denying I haven’t been around here for a while! The past few months involved finishing my master’s degree and that was about all I had energy for. I do have a few finishes to share, so I’ll let the pictures show you what bits of fabric and quilty projects I was able to work in alongside research papers

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King size quilt - Marcia Derse fabrics - quilters dream select batting = super soft quilt!

King size quilt – Marcia Derse fabrics – quilters dream select batting = super soft quilt!

Inspired by Pinterest

Inspired by Pinterest

My first quilty, crafty nurturing 3 night retreat is planned for the end of January. Can't wait!!! My blog banner and card were designed by the talented JenniferL of Sewlandia.

My first quilty, crafty nurturing 3 night retreat is planned for the end of January. Can’t wait!!! My card was designed by the talented JenniferL of Sewlandia.

Scrappy stockings for decoration only!

Scrappy stockings for decoration only!

Embroidery hoops in window

Fabric filled embroidery hoops for Christmas window decoration.

Color, Texture, Lines

The Joy of Color

The Joy of Color

Lots to look at in this quilt!

Based on a pattern by Malka Dubrawsky, this is one of my favorites pieces. Challenging and time consuming, the finished effect is outstanding!

I used Essex Linen in Natural for the background, binding and backing of the quilt, and Kona Solids for the outstanding colors. They come together to make a vibrant wall hanging or table runner.

I used the design wall to experiment with color placement and layout

Using the design wall to work on the color placement and layout

It took hours to quilt this piece, which you may find surprising because it measures 15″ x 41″ – hardly a large quilt.

Look closely - that's a lot of quilting!

Look closely – that’s a lot of quilting! Available through my ETSY shop.

Just Another Baby Quilt

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Available in my ETSY shop: www.bluedaisyconnection.etsy.com

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This baby quilt, with fabric from the Posey collection by Aneela Hoey, features coral, pink, lavendar, white, and soft greens with flowers and swirlys and softness.

What little (or big) girl wouldn’t want to snuggle up with this?