Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday night color splash

This morning waiting for the ferry at Pt. Defiance, Tacoma.

The Puget Sound area is having a record-setting string of sunny, warm days (approaching 80 days without rain!!!), which means colorful inspiration has been throwing itself at my feet for months! I've been clicking away madly with my camera everywhere I go as the sun sets everything aglow. Gotta store up those intense, rich memories for the rainy season.

Here are a few quick splashes of color from the past week to get your new week off to a good start. Enjoy!

I finished piecing this quilt top, which I passed on to our local group that donates quilts to cancer patients. Another volunteer will do the quilting. It was pure joy working in these bright colors (all the fabric was donated), and I photographed it spread on our Japanese maple by the front door.

Our quilt guild learned how to make "quilted" floor mats last week, and Janet's shoes look right at home on this one. The program was presented by the ladies of Beach Garden Quilts and Studio. Check out their colorful site at  Here are more of their mats: 


Today, Dave and I took the ferry to Vashon Island and bought flowers, honey and a pumpkin at this roadside stand. Vashon is known for its many local small farms (and artists).

Other colors from Vashon -- The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie (above) and Island Quilter (below).

This is going to be a HUGE week at Island Quilter, with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably coming in to give classes and a lecture. Check out the website for more info:

The gallery at Island Quilter changes exhibits monthly.

Some of the Kaffe Fassett Collection at Island Quilter.

And that zips things up for me tonight.

Have a colorful week

1 comment:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Stunning reflection. I followed your lead and got some of my own which I'll post soon. Boats and water, wonderful.