Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I feel like I've lost my blogging mojo lately! {actually I think Instagram has stolen it} I'm here today to reclaim it! And it's Wednesday so why not a WIP?

Hope you all had a nice Mother's Day. I filled mine with some of my favorite things! I added another block to my Gathering Flowers Quilt. Even better I got all the pieces cut out, which is a big accomplishment!

I love the pinwheel effect they create when the blocks are set together...

This time of year is prime garden time, and I love playing around in the dirt...

I even washed my bike this weekend - ready for Summer! Gotta love a bike sporting Liberty of London!

I started a Farmer's Wife...ish quilt last Fall and finally had some fun adding new 6" blocks. I'm not using the official book, but pulling blocks from several of my block design sources.

And here are two books I want to share with you. When I shared the Ira Glass video, one of you mentioned the book "Steal Like An Artist". I've enjoyed reading it and found it very applicable to quilters. It's a wonderful guide to creativity wrapped around this theme quoted from the inside flap: "Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path".

My awesome daughter sent me "365 A Daily Creativity Journal" for Mother's Day. {She always finds the best stuff!} Every day there's a prompt for a creative activity. The book suggest you choose a theme and after thinking about it for a couple of days, I'm going with pattern. Not necessarily quilt patterns ~ we'll see what happens!

And here's my day one. Make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only materials in your immediate environment... {you may have noticed I had these little clothespins out for the block photo above}

Linking up to Lee today at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Your garden is beautiful. I'm making progress in mine but need to hurry before it gets too hot. When that happens, I'm pretty much done for the summer.

  2. LOVE these flowers! Great pics and glad you're blogging! I still check ALL THE TIME!

  3. Love these blocks! So pretty!

  4. If you can't find me, I'll be sitting in your garden…sipping tea…eating cookies.

  5. Hey, that last photo would make a cute quilt block!! Great colors, too.

  6. Those gathering flowers blocks are Adorable -- I LOVE your fabric choices!!!

  7. Wow! I love the gathering flowers quilt.


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