Sunday, May 23, 2010

Joy, joy, joy

I’ve got the Joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart…..down in my heart……oh wait, I mean I’ve got Joy on my mind.  Joy was my Secret Sister in my sorority this past year and as usual, I make my Secret Sister a quilt for the final revealing day.  Not only is she my Secret Sister, but she’s a close long time friend, who has gotten into quilting in the last couple of years, making her even a closer friend!    I made Nana’s Garden (a Quilt in a Day quilt!)PB100010  It started out as a sample for a class, but I loved it so much, I am giving this one to her and making one for me as well!  I used up almost all my scraps to make this one and I STILL have florals out the wazoo!  (yeah I know—the spell check doesn’t like that word!) 

I used a stencil and a blue wash away marker to mark the feather wreathsPB100012 and the little side triangles thingys,PB100011 and it took several days of spraying those marks to get them out. I don’t get it…when you want them to leave, they resist going. But boy, if you need them, they disappear overnight! 

PB100040I just bought this latest round of embroidery designs (from the Embroidery Library) and I just love them.  This one is from Flowers of Faith (Set #1—there are 2 sets).     I made the label with this flower on it, figuring it was perfect since it was a floral quilt and that’s her name!

 

 

quilt flower embroideryhere’s another good one, from Flowers of Creativity from the same company…

Wouldn’t it be cute on a pocket of a tote bag?  on a shirt?  in a blank block on a quilt?  possibilities are endless!

 

 

 

Nana’s Garden for Joy

PB100014

Enjoy—Joy!

6 comments:

Pokey said...

Love the florals, they make beautiful frames around your quilting. It's very pretty, I don't blame you for planning to make another one!

Fiona said...

Such a pretty quilt - she will surely love it.

Susan said...

Love the quilt - but really love those labels - how appropriate for Joy!

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Jennifer said...

So very very cute!

Bexy said...

Your work is beautiful, very creative. Keep it up!!!