I prepared a red and green string quilt as a project for our Possum Town Quilters. Using an old algebra book for foundations we placed a yellow strip diagonally in each block with red on one side and green on the other side.
Carla, Lawana, and Carol sewed strings while …
… Brenda, Ebba, Karen, (Judy and CC not pictured) and I hand quilted.
Karen is a new member and brought along some of her fiber art for show and tell. I love her use of bright colors and improvisational designing.
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Paul’s mom had a birthday this week. We took supper to her and Daddy and enjoyed the evening. They have lots and lots of purple martins.
But then I decided to try a bouquet of cattails. Using paper I cut out a vase, reeds, and the cattail heads and auditioned placement.
Then I cut the cattail bouquet from dark brown fabric and
arranged it on the quilted background.
A Glimpse Through the Lattice – Cattails
Cattails on the edge of a pond summon memories of simpler times, lazy summer days and the song of frogs croaking in chorus among the reeds. Birds alight atop the sturdy cattail stalks and herald the dawn. By bringing a bit of the country life indoors to create a cattail bouquet, one can catch a glimpse through the lattice of natural pleasures ad the cycle of life.