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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Yoga houses and wool pomegranates

Time for a new quilt project!

I want to work with splashy flowers, but I'm also itching to do more wool appliqué, so I'm starting both.

For the splashy flowers, I decided to do an improvisational house quilt with a yoga girl in each door. Someone gave me the yoga fabric years ago because I'm a yoga fanatic. Each house will be surrounded by flowers and a fun sky fabric.

For the wool, I just came across a Sue Spargo book in our quilt store with a beautiful pomegranate table rug pattern, so I bought a pack of luscious soft green wool for the background. I started pulling oranges and more greens from my wool stash and determined that I'll have to make another trip to the quilt store.

Luckily, our local store -- Harbor Quilt Garden -- has decided to make wool one of its priorities and they're building up quite a nice wool selection.

So as soon as I get back from yoga class this afternoon I'll dive in!

Have a colorful day


The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh that yoga quilt will be fun! I'm reminded of the yoga quilt by Pamdora - do you remember it? I periodically think about the wool I have hidden away and the projects I thought I might try with it. So far I've managed a needle case with poinsettia applique. It wet my appetite but I've got so many other ideas and projects with cottons I just never pull out the wool. Am looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Great projects, both! I love it when inspiration hits... makes me drop everything else and dive in... hope you enjoy both, and I look forward to progress reports!

Lynda said...

I love the yoga girls! They will look cute in their houses. Love the wild fabric.

Robbie said...

Yoga girls are ADORABLE! You'll do a great job for sure. Loved your little bird quilt!!! The bright colors will be perfect for this one too!