Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Southern Magnolia

A couple weeks ago I started this small sample of a ‘southern magnolia’ to see if it would work for my real challenge quilt and I’m so glad I did. So many people commented on the beauty of the background fabric. I took that as a sign that my magnolia didn’t have the limelight it needed.  So I tried to tone down that beautiful watercolor fabric with …

… crayons.

The colors turned it more green but after I heat set them …

… there wasn’t much green left. I decided the “Applebee's” crayon didn’t soak into the fabric. So I used the Kodak crayons and pressed harder and colored the leaves around the magnolia. That seemed to work. Now I’m wondering what ‘Crayola’ brand crayons would have done.
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Maybe I can work some more on this piece yet. Somehow I need that flower to get more attention!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ben and Dorcas Wedding

Congratulations and Best Wishes
Ben and Dorcas

I got to sit beside this charming little girl, Lia, at the reception.
Lia     Sunflowers

Sunrise – Sunset and Teryn Ray

Sunrise …

… and sunset. All in the same day.

Teryn Ray turned one this week.


His Gramma Hilty and cousins were here to help celebrate.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Delta Joy and Lily Workshop

Life …

Delta Joy is growing up so very fast.

She looks so much like her Grampa Rhodes.

… as a Quilter

This group of ladies drove up from the coast to take my “Lily” workshop.

Their easy going manners made them a delight to teach.
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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Needle and Thread Thursday I Quilt @ Pretty Bobbins
Creations by Nina-Marie 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

SAQA Auction -- Celebration

SAQA's 2014 online auction is going on NOW. My entry, "Celebration" is included in this week's auction. The price starts at $750 and goes down each day ... if it hasn't been purchased. So, to wait ... or not to wait????

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