Greetings to all, from Minnesota, where spring is feeling almost tropical, and my silly lilacs have BUDS already! If you followed my Lilac Watch last year, you might recall that we didn’t even start to see evidence of leaves until April 20th then. While the warmth feels really nice, and we hardly had any shoveling all winter, it still feels kinda wrong. Ah, weather! Always changing, and not much we can do about it.
Before I post a bunch of Postage Stamp goodness this coming weekend (yes, I hear the cheers out there!) I wanted to share a lovely little gem with you. Deanna over at Wedding Dress Blue posted a really wonderful quilt called Fading Charms. Lots of photos over there, and a tutorial will be coming soon. Nothing like a bit more inspiration for ways to use all the little gems you are acquiring in your own collections. I hope you will wander through her delightful blog while you are there, and even find out why her wedding dress really was blue.
Need more inspiration? Megan Fisher sent me this photo of her stunning quilt “Flying Colours.” It was featured some time ago in Australian Quilters’ Companion magazine, and it is certainly worth the recognition. I am amazed at the diversity of quilts that people create using small squares. While they seem so basic and simple, they remain interesting and are so much fun to play with. When my kids were younger, they called my fabric squares my Legos® and they were right! Many thanks, Megan, for letting me share this picture with my readers.
And yes, the next Postage Stamp Charm Swap starts in April 2012. I hope you are cutting pieces to swap. Details will be posting very soon, stay tuned. Happy cutting, piecing, and quilting!©2012, The Curious Quilter, thecuriousquilter.net, maryeoriginals.com.