Sunday, June 10, 2012
Summer Sewing Time!
Jennifer, at Ellison Lane Quilts, is hosting a Summer Sewing contest on her blog. I thought I would enter my recent quilt finish, River Stones. I know a lot of people think bright, saturated colors when they think summer (I do too), but I think there is something to be said for the quietness of neutrals that are found in nature. We spend a ton of time outdoors in the summer, and I love the peaceful serenity that happens simply by being outside. This quilt reminds me of stones from a river, and the quilting (hopefully) looks like ripples in the water. I, for one, am looking forward to hanging out with the kids along the bank of the river, feeling the coolness of the water on our toes as they collect rocks for their every growing rock collection. Now that's a good summer! (p.s. A word of warning: if your kids like a collect rocks, remind yourself to check their pockets befor you do the laundry. I have washed some of the strangest things by forgetting this step. We don't want the joys of summer to lead to buying a new washing machine...)
Be sure to check out all the other links in the contest!