Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Little Inspiration and a Blog Hop!

So this weekend I've been enjoying my new book, Baltimore Garden Quilt, reading it from cover to cover!  It's written by my Baltimore Applique Society friend, Barbara Burnham, and has full color pictures of her beautiful reproduction Baltimore Garden quilt, and the antique quilt from 1848 that inspired it.
I love that she includes full color tutorial pictures of many techniques she used in making the quilt!

...And the book comes with a CD of full size patterns!  I've already picked out the first blocks that I'm going to make from this book, I just need to figure out a color scheme and pull some fabrics :)

...And this weekend I cut up this old shrunken wool sweater that I had, and played with it and some other wool scraps.  Come back later this week, and I'll show you what I'm doing with it :)

It'll be part of my blog post for the Girls in the Garden Blog Hop that I'm doing with Pat Sloan and some other blog friends!  Each designer will be using some of Pat's new patterns from her Girls in the Garden series and making it their own.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with from the same patterns!

Here's the line up for the Blog Hop:
Tues Feb 21 Michele of Quilting Gallery http://quiltinggallery.com/
Wed Feb 22 Heather of Olive and Ollie http://www.oliveandollie.com/
***Thurs Feb 23 Me!! Dawn of Spring Water Designs http://springwaterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Fri Feb 24 Amy of Amy's Creative Side http://amyscreativeside.com/
Sat Feb 25 Heather of a La Mode Fabric http://alamodefabric.blogspot.com/

Check out Pat's blog each day for her take on how she designed the Girls in the Garden patterns http://blog.patsloan.com

And of course there will be prizes!  Check out the Fat Quarter Shops kick off post for today and join in on the fun!  http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

3 comments:

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Já estou nessa,Obrigada.

Barb said...

Cardinals in wool!! Very exciting and perfect for winter. I also like your idea for updating your garden notebook. Who says files and notebooks have to be boring? :)

Penny Allen said...

We are kindred spirits....I love it all too! Love all your choices for projects!
Penny Allen