Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This little choo choo train is on a roll.....

Fabulous Flora was my inspiration....by Mary Ann Herndon in the wonderful book, Sunflower, New Quilts from an Old Favorite. I have loved the quilt since I laid my eyes on it this summer and the moment has been brewing...tonight, fruition. Give me 4 1/2 hours at the dodgeball arena and a project is born...

The beginnings of the Christmas gift for my assistant. She is a young woman with a head full of aspirations and dreams....Ready for Blossom! Next step is creating a wonky made border of warm reds and oranges and yellows....a fall seasoned quilt for winter..She tells me she likes earthy tones so I hope she will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!


Lindy Gruger Hansen has the wonderful inspiration above on her website for free. My favorite is the J for joy! I love affirmations for when I am feeling down or distracted.....If you enjoy this screen saver I have photographed, click on my sidebar of the Porsche storyquilt and it will take you to her site.


Chocolate anyone? A yummy palette just waiting for something to be inspired.....

I can hardly believe it is this late in the year and the season in Utah for early winter temperatures. Tomorrow I trade in the cowgirl hat for the furry kitty hat for physicals in the field. Lots of reading packed in case of a mud disaster....

With a big smile! Em

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...another incredible project. I love the idea and the way you brought it all together. I need you to rub some of those ideas off on me please. Pretty please :)

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Smiles,
Kelly

LynCC said...

Wow, Em - she is really fantastic. Love the bird in her flower hair :)

Clare said...

Hope you're taking some handwork too.

Chris said...

Hi Em, Love the new project! Must be something about being in that dodgeball arena! lol - and when you said "affirmation", I was reminded of the following, which was sent to me by a dear friend. It can't help but cheer you up! It's called Jessica's Daily Affirmation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg

quiltzyx said...

"Someone told me there's a girl out there,
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair."

Snoodles said...

Lovely piece --- you certainly put your dodgeball hours to good use! Love the bird and flowers in her hair...I know she'll love it!

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, my! I love the flowers for hair!!!