Thursday, January 5, 2012
From Warbler to a therapeutic project about Anger Management
It is a week of me CELEBRATING the book, Whip Up Mini Quilts. The Warbler (above) by Sarah Steedman is the inspiration for my quilt, Anger Management: Em Style. (below) It is amazing how much fun I can have and progress I can make when I have 2 days off from going in to the office. Can you relate?....
Do you see the subtle buttes in the Warbler quilt?..... Living in land of sandstone and towering rock, I fell in love with this piece immediately and wondered what would become of it when I delved into my scrap bags....
The story behind this piece.......As some of you know, work has been very challenging past 6 months, loss of my dearest pup and I also ride a roller coaster of emotions in the winter months....put them together and I look for ways to calm my soul and find peace in meditation. My hikes with Porsche in the early morning hours of the day or late at night have become a balm and I have rediscovered the beauty of dark starry skies.
Tuesday morning, early early, Porsche and I headed behind the hourse for our hike. Looking over the landscape of my neighborhood, a sunrise began to illuminate the buttes and a flood of gratitude washed over me.
I did not have intention in adding the cowgirls, but oh how I LOVE novelty fabrics and putting a twist in my small ditties. And then text fabric was shouting my name and before I knew it.....A quilt with so many metaphors ready for Roxy! and a little fun with Victoria at Bumblebeans on Facebook!!!!
Keeping with this year's resolution, CELEBRATING GIRLFRIEND TIME!
PS....here is my current WIP started this morning.....From cheeky novelty to Klint's inspired, Tree of Life. Do you like the forming idea?
Where would be if quilting had not been gifted to us?!!!!!