the sun has been out for a few days and the earth is beginning to warm up . . .
look what i discovered under a small pile of leaves.
daffodils just barely popping out of the ground. i was careful to put their protective cover back on as we have plenty of cold weather to anticipate yet.
my weekly report card for the 15 minute challenge:
it was a good week for me. it must have been the giveaway i won last week from Kate at Life in Pieces~!
nothing like a wonderful bit of bloggy generosity to stoke the creative fires. thank you Kate for the nice book and charm pack. i can hardly wait to receive my goodies~!
i've started thinking of the hexie project as my 'flower garden top'. that's a positive sign i think. i've also spent a little more time brainstorming my string tulip blocks for the jubilee project. i've decided that i like the single tulips on a block better than multiples. i'm leaning towards setting them on the diagonal because it doesn't seem as 'static' to me.
after looking at these photos i think i've decided to set them on the cheddar fabric and use the red for sashing. i'm not sure what i'm doing with the cornerstones yet.
what if the flowers are not set exactly the same way in every block. the stems could lean or curve a bit differently in each block, the tulips themselves could 'nod' as they please . . .
i've done some more sketching and realize that i will probably have large triangular areas along the edges . . . if i use the red fabric (or the same fabric i use for the sashes) in those spaces they will form a sort of border . . . my sketch doesn't currently have any color and it might help if i added some to help with those decisions. these sorts of large spaces can be great for interesting quilting designs . . .
i've also fully realized that this project isn't even going to dent my string tulip stack~!
recent gifts include:
*a movie and pizza night with the family
*discovering new green growth underneath the leafy mulch
*the good of giving