Friday, April 12, 2013

Signs of Spring




I'm preparing for a 4-day retreat with Gwen Marston in June.  
We're going to make "Liberated Medallion Quilts."  

I chose this vintage Japanese yukata panel from Patricia Belyea's wonderful collection at Stashfest in LaConner last weekend.   It's a new challenge to work in a more simplistic, abstract style.  
I'm sure Gwen and the other participants will help.  





Pink "snow."






My first vegetable garden!

Happy Spring!

35 comments:

Elaine M said...

Lucky you, wonderful pull of fabrics. Your garden looks lovely.

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the fabric, I have pink snow too. I waiting for the gardner to hit my place soon, because I do not have a green thum.

audrey said...

Wow! Very striking print! Love the whole selection. You have a gift with using reds I think.:) Love the signs of spring too. We're a bit behind still I think.

Lisa said...

Lucky, lucky you! Love the fabrics you have chosen. Can't wait to see where this goes. As for pink snow, that is pretty great too! I wish it would finally get warm enough here to see some colors outside!

Pam said...

You are going to LOVE having a garden!

Your fabrics and panel are fabulous! Wonderful colors. Can't wait to see what you create with Gwen.

Kim said...

Oh you are gonna have a great time with Gwen and all the other happy quilters..... can't believe how much I enjoyed it too.

Happy Gardening...whatcha got growing there?

Donna~~ said...

The class sounds like fun. How about adding some black & white/cream to your group? I'm amazed at your garden!

Kathy said...

I have no doubt that you will come up with a striking medallion quilt. Enjoy the retreat and say Hi to Gwen for me.

We could use some pink snow and other signs of Spring. The most we have here are hellebores and crocus and SLOWLY greening grass.Sigh.

Tonya Ricucci said...

jealous. beautiful. yum.

Helen said...

Love that yukata...and those reds...and Gwen!!! You can't miss.

Karen said...

How exciting, I'd love to take a workshop with her. The panel is perfect. It's going to be great. Pretty pink snow :).

cinzia said...

well we have snow of the white variety here :(
lucky you to be going to a Gwen martson workshop! Love what you've chosen to work with!

Cathy said...

I am so envious of you, and will love to see as many pics as you can get from your retreat with Gwen, how wonderful! Love the blossoms and the garden. xo

Chris said...

The gorgeous yukata seems to be sprinkled with cherry blossom petals! Have a lovely time - I know you'll create something amazing!

Mego said...

I can't WAIT to see what you do with the panel! I love Patricia's panels and Gwen's style. You are so lucky!!! Have fun!

Debra said...

Love your focus fabric and all the pieces you have pulled out. I'm doing the same class with Gwen when she comes to Australia in July. I'm sooo excited about it but haven't decided where I'm going to start. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Carla said...

Three lovely photos! Thanks for making me smile!

YankeeQuilter said...

beautiful fabrics! Your garden looks great...my herbs just started to poke through today - exciting!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Your fabrics are awesome! How wonderful to have time with Gwen Marston. Can't wait to see what you create.

Kathy said...

I thought I was the only one to call those pink snow trees!! My kids like to throw the petals and have pink snow fights.

JaneB said...

Lucky you to be spending time with Gwen Marston. Your first garden looks great so far. We've been picking spinach, but its under our cold frames or it would be frozen.

somewhereinstitches said...

This is what I miss because we are in Florida so just have to go hoe early sometime if I can convince my husband Beautiful tree nature at its finest!!!!

Debbie

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your combo!! I'm doing a Liberated Medallion class with Gwen in July, I've got my fabrics pulled out too. That pink tree is glorious, what a wonderful welcome to Spring.

meli B said...

Lucky you doing a class with her. She is coming here too but the class was booked out on the day it was advertised. Ah well I will just have to learn by watching you! Enjoy your days away.

Mary Keasler said...

That panel is sooo YOU. I love it and can't wait to see what you create at the workshop. Have fun in your garden with those fresh veggies. yum

Terry said...

A Gwen Marsden class, pink snow and a new garden. Spring is always a great time for starting ..begining. I 'm sure it will be a wonderful time.

Miki Willa said...

The fabrics are so wonderful. This is going to be another stunning Nifty quilt. Can't wait to see it. Enjoy the garden. There is something wonderful about grabbing fresh veggies out of your own garden. Then you add the fresh eggs from your own chickens, and you are good to go.

patricia belyea said...

I like the idea of combining commercial fabrics with yukata cottons. You are ahead of me on that so I look forward to seeing your quilt composition—especially guided by Gwen!

Pam said...

Have Fun! Can't wait to see what you come home with....

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Have fun! Everything looks so springy! Enjoy those yummy veggies!

Barb said...

Can't wait to hear about you.
You brought fun stuff to work on - love the panel

Em said...

Happy spring to you too!

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

Sweet spring colors!

Teodo said...

Wonderful choice. Wonderful fabrics.
ciao Linda

Kim said...

What are these lovely pink trees?

Beautiful!