Community Baby Quilt

i have a beautiful niece, by marriage, who recently had a healthy baby boy. her mother asked several people to make a square for a baby quilt based on the elements – wind, fire, water, air, earth.

here is mine.

my square

my square

and here is the wonderful finished quilt. great job, margie!

marikas baby quilt

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Artful Stone Stacking

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Mystical Gardens

this is an incredible article on mystical outdoor spaces

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Clean Air Tower


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Kaleidoscopey Pillows – Part I

recently, i’ve been working on seven pillows for a wonderful family. they have a beautiful home, but for some reason, very few pillows. pillows add charm, warmth, enjoyment, pattern, color, texture and more. they can pull a room together or apart.

they were a challenge to find designs within their kaleidoscope they love. it was exciting as well! so much color and pattern. my heart was smitten. they loaned their kaleidoscope as  inspiration.

each time i held it, a new pattern would emerge. i managed to take shots with my iPhone to capture ones i thought i could adapt.

the technique for making the pillows is the same technique as Sewing Fool – Part VIII. I will explain the process in Part II of this series.

here are the first set of pillows:

front of pillow #1

front of pillow #1

front of pillow #2

front of pillow #2

back of pillow #1 &  2

back of pillow #1 & 2

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