Friday, April 6, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Holy Week has begun and it is busy in our household, but in two weeks I will be on a four day retreat with my quilting friends. I have been making plans for what I will be working on while I have the time. Several years ago I started a project inspired by a line of fabrics based on William Morris wallpaper designs.
As I was working on the quilt, I encountered a problem and designed some appliqué pieces to “solve” the problem, but they “grew like Topsy” as my mom would say, and no longer will work in that application. I found a stained glass window designed by William Morris and translated it into fabric using the inspiration fabrics (above) for color selections.
Actually, I made it into two panels:
Here are some details.
(Click on any of these photos for a closer look.)
Notice, I put the girls on a diet to slim them down and gave them both nose jobs!
Saturday I stopped by one of our local quilt shops where I have signed up for a William Morris Block of the Month. I had my appliquéd ladies with me and the owner took me to the back room where she had some gorgeous William Morris fabrics set aside. I purchased some of the fabric to complete this project . . .
I have just started the process for these panels, but I am excited about these new pieces. Lots to do on Retreat!