Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Busy Bee Serendipity!

   Our quilting bee met at Bonnie's house today, west of Boston, where the grass is green and horses roam the fields. She showed us the inspiration she got from Rayna Gillman's new book, Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts. Oddly enough, I had taken both of Rayna's books, the other being Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth to show everyone! Several in my guild find Rayna's blog our favorite. Such joie de vivre!

    Atara had finished her Secret Garden quilt which is quite a treat that my camera does not do justice. Atara just put up her website! Sometimes there is a delay in opening the site, but it is worth the wait. Click to enlarge photos.

     Afterward, I joined Joe for a drive to pick up plants for his new garden. Some are already climbing the trellises. We also stopped at the fabric store where I made a commitment to finish the Round Robin, by buying my first oversized fabric for the backing and the batting to do my first big quilt machine quilting. More first, I need to work on the top using a myriad of Comments from home and abroad. 


  1. You are too funny, Linda. Oh, the stress of having to keep the joie de vivre going in my blog...

    Thanks for the picture - I like what is happening on that wall. And Atara's quilt is lovely.

    Do you think we saw each other in NY and didn't know it? Anything is possible! Have fun with the Round Robin:-) -- I am sure you will like it when you are finished.

  2. Tell Bonnie I like her hair -- :) - and your day sounded fun - FULL of joie de vivre!I really enjoy looking at the Secret Garden quilt too. Thanks! ss

  3. What a delightful day--fun Bee with beautiful and stunning quilts to feast your eyes upon, and then the excursion with Joe and your good buys! Exciting about the plants already climbing up the trellises--we need pix of that!

  4. I love the quilt and especially the fingers peeping over the top. I wish blogspot allowed enlargement of photos to reveal more detail. Maybe your next quilt will be about the garden.