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!) 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 wreaths and the little side triangles thingys, 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!
I 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!
here’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