Thursday, September 23, 2010

"I FEEL LIKE A WITCH WHEN I CAN'T FIND TIME TO STITCH!"


So, with it being Fall and all I thought I would show you some close up's of my witch quilt. It shows many of you who have not seen my work some of my embellishment tricks and some of the details. This quilt is larger than a full size quilt....I like to work large-it is easier and gives you more space to have fun and put in details. Hope you take a class one day and do your very own story quilt. Tell people who you are, what you love (holidays for me), who you love, and details of your memories and thoughts-how many people do diary quilts? Not enough.....

Hoochy mama blocks add some color and personality that plain blocks can't....
Frog soup anyone? I knew I wanted a caldron and it fit to make a frog with vegetables and spices and fun! Several months ago someone asked why I didn't do a two or three day workshop on Fall and Halloween? I never thought of it I guess. But it is such a fun holiday and the colors are so pretty and little kids are so adorable when they dress up and get excited about candy and the frivolty of the whole thing that is a cinch to come up with zillions of ideas.
A polka dotted crow? Why not? Black is boring and predictible....right?HOCUSPOLKADOTIS-get it? the other side says "ABRAQUILTDABRA" -it's fun to play with your imagination and ideas in a whimsical way-don't worry about what others think!!

8 comments:

Kim D. said...

I'm happiest when I can create. Love all of your bright fabrics and lovely patterns.

Connie W said...

So so so fun and cute, Mary Lou!

West Michigan Quilter said...

This is one of my favorite quilts of yours. I had the joy of seeing it close up when you were in Grand Rapids. I love it and am trying to do something like it. I hope you don't mind. Your quilts are so inspiring!

WoolenSails said...

That is so fun and love the jars.
I got a bunch of butterfly and bee buttons once, and I use them to embellish some pieces.

Debbie

Maree in NC :~D said...

Another masterpiece ~ and sooooooo fun!

Pam said...

love this quilt.. and love getting to see all your fun embellishments!!
And that's how I feel too when I don't get to stitch!

Melinda said...

I think this is my favorite of all your quilts. Thanks for showing it.

Carin said...

Ohhh this is the quilt that I mean. Do you have patterns for sale from it?