Monday, June 04, 2012

Fused Glass, summer plants, & Double Wedding Ring Quilt

My wonderful friend Mindy made this beautiful fused glass plate for me for my birthday. It has an iridescence that is difficult to capture on film, but I gave it a good try.
My DD, Michelle gave me this reflector/diffuser that helped a bit. I think I'm going to enjoy experimenting with this.

Out in the yard the Bleeding heart I planted last year in memory of my Dad is doing well,

& Warren has been busy planting new gardens.

I've finished quilting & binding this Double Wedding ring quilt that was made by my friend Jan Wills, & it will be our raffle quilt this year at the ALCQ guild show in September. Tickets will be $1.00 each.

This last little piece is round 2 on the Round Robin that I'm doing. The reddish fabric with the black figures is a screen print that Jackie Carley did. The letter print fabric is what Mary Gerkin added.

I added the pieces down the right side, using some of my own hand dyed fabric, & the print is a piece that Jackie gave me years ago, because she said she knew I would do something with it! So I did. For her!

Thanks for so many happy birthdays everyone!


Frog Quilter said...

Happy birthday. The wedding ring quilt is gorgeous. Would love to have it on my bed.

Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful photos this post....I love the glass plate, the columbines and the garden boxes and the wedding ring quilt! The round robin quilt is something I will be planning in my future!

Vicki W said...

That plate is awesome and I love the DWR!

Marsel said...

What an impressive quilt! It's fun to see some of the same plants growing for you as I have growing here...two very different climates!

mindy said...

Ooh that diffuser could really
Come in handy !!!
The DWR quilt is gorgeous...when can I buy tickets? I want 36 tickets please.

Melodie said...

Let me know when the raffle tickets go on sale!!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your quilting is beautiful on that quilt, I would have it on my bed backside up!
Explain about your round-robin quilt, are you each adding a verticle row for each round?
Mindy did a great job on your plate.

laura west kong said...

Love the photos! So beautiful, colorful and inspiring!