Thursday, April 23, 2015
Last weekend Anne, Betty and I went to visit our good friend Linda L. at Madonna House and after lunch we enjoyed a lovely walk through the grounds and buildings. On our way she shared a wonderful collection of pysanky that had been made for Easter by various staff. I'm certain that you've seen them before - they are an age old Ukrainian and Polish tradition of decorated eggs for Easter, and sometimes Christmas. In so many ways these beauties scattered about evoked quilting patterns and inspiration, both pieced and appliquéd, but on a much smaller scale.
Do you see the star in front? And the blue & white one just behind it? Love blue & white.
I have a vague memory of trying my hand at this years ago but seeing these masterpieces made me want to take another shot at it. It's the appeal of the teeny tiny, just like in quilting....M
Monday, April 20, 2015
Julamade Sunrise Butterfly garland. The delicate little butterflies are only 1.5" high and just adorable! Such a talented niece I have!!...M