Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Shoots


My sister-in-law, Bonnie, and I are collaborating on this quilt. Last night I received her blocks and stuck them up on the wall with mine, completely randomly. We're going to make a few more rows, and there will be more orange stems. But the combination of her blocks and mine was so exciting, I just couldn't wait to show it. We're using the pattern from Applique Outside the Lines by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins.

Happy Mother's Day weekend! Hope you get lots of time to enjoy your family and sew.

17 comments:

Sujata said...

Such a nice project to work with the sis-in-law! I love the idea of orange stems. So much to see... red and orange leaves, stems and variety of back ground fabrics.. Gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!

Bonnie Hull said...

Hey we're doing good!!! xxoo

Crunchy Diva said...

oh that is looking so pretty!

Elaine said...

It looks like it'll be a fun quilt.

Lisa said...

How fun! I love the orange stems in there, great pop.

Karen said...

I have that book but haven't made anything yet. The blocks so far are fabulous!!

Teodo said...

These blocks are BELLISSIMI (wonderful)
Thanks for the wishes for mother' day.
ciao ciao

YankeeQuilter said...

Like Karen...have the book but haven't started anything! Really like your fabric combinations....

sallgood said...

Love these!

Jackie said...

They look fabulous together! Happy Mother's day to you too!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Mother's Day, These blocks are looking wonderful!!

meli B said...

The combination is really working. I think it's so good because it's coming from two different people so the colours are fresher. You may need to make two of these or else give it away!

~Niki~ said...

that is so unique and awesome! have a great day!

Taryn said...

I love the quilt! Is that a stem and leaf fabric I see here and there?

Barb said...

what a fun partner project. your blocks look great together.
I thought that was a great freeing book that the ladies put out - hopefully will inspire more people to work more freely ;)

Chris said...

How cool that you and your SIL both love to quilt! I love what you've got going so far - very fun and full of life! I usually just piece - maybe I should try applique?!

Vesuviusmama said...

I want to make a quilt with my sister! Unfortunately, she's a knitter, not a quilter, but I'm working on expanding her repertoire...