Saturday, February 26

Signs of Spring!

This past Thursday morning, I had to make a trip to Mankato to Firefly Quilt Shop. I had a little project to deliver and while I was there.........I noticed that there were lots of .......... Signs of Spring!!! There may still be tons of snow on the ground here in Minnesota but you would never know it from the fabrics on the shelves and the quilts on the walls. Just look at that gorgeous pink and green quilt and that basket filled with fabric bundles topped with sunflowers! And up in the corner that gorgeous wall-hanging even says Summer!

I thought I'd share a few more photos with you all that are signs that spring is coming! Take a look at those swirly table runners! Aren't they pretty? They have a name and I can't remember it nor the designer's name. But I do remember that Janice said she is from Canada.

Several of the members of the Kindred Kwilters group took a class for this runner and shared their projects at ou meeting a little over a week ago. And yes, I am way behind in sharing photos.
These runners really have "motion" in them and almost look like they wiggle. The project requires a special ruler but the gals said the pattern wasn't all that difficult. The results are awesome!
The project that I took to Janice at Firefly was tiny but it caused me a big headache when I got a measurement wrong. I think I've shared before that math and I do not get along. However, color and I get along great and I loved the batiks I saw on this wall. I bought a few to add to some I got recently. And come next Friday, I'll share what I did with a few of them. :-)
In the meantime, what am I working on? Well, I am in the midst of another batik project that I can't share for a few weeks but I can share this one........... I decided to take some batik fabrics I bought a couple years ago and make a small wallhanging. I'm using my Irish Blessings penny rug pattern and threads from The*Gentle*Art for this project. You can't see the scalloped border very well yet, but when I choose the right thread color, it will look great! In my book, there is nothing that says spring more than tulips. And beautiful red tulips are the best! We are a long way from seeing any tulips here in Minnesota, so this is the next best thing!
I'm off to visit some friends at a nearby quilt retreat later today and it will be fun to see what they are all making. Maybe I'll take a photo or two that I can share with all of you. Have a great day wherever you are!


Crispy said...

Those are really interesting table runners. Everyone keeps saying spring will come for us but I'm beginning to doubt it LOL.


Pat said...

WOW...lots of fun to comment on here today. First of all, it must have been a real morale-booster for whoever got to set up all that spring and summer stuff in the quilt shop!!! What fun that must have been....and how nice to walk into there in winter and feel SPRING! At first I wasn't sure if I liked the "wavy" runner, but after looking at them a few times, I do like it. When you recall the designer and the ruler and any other info, would you post about it again?? Love your tulip done "batik-y".......tried to enlarge to see if you needle turned the tulip and leaves and stem but I can't tell. Enjoy your day with friends today!

cq4fun said...

All of that does look spring-like. Love the quilt, even if it does have pink in it. The table runners are very different. Love your tulip, and now I'm curious about what the other project is!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Thanks for sharing. Those runners are very interesting.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The swirls are ingenious. I love them. Wow. I've never seen anything like them.

HereBeDragons said...

I like the squiggles!

Katrina said...

I love those swirly tablerunners! My LQS runs a class on them as well - nice pictures - thank you for sharing!

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