This blog is meant to be a place to come and enjoy quilts with color, easy piecing, story quilts, laughter with a joke or two, a little wisdom,stories with sentiment, an editorial or two,encouragement to pay it forward, the idea that NICE is a good thing, some crafts, family, friends work, some painting, cooking and decorating and alot of creativity and invention from Mary Lou who is an author, designer, teacher, quilter, and Grandma
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
SnowFlakes Are Addictive for Quilters- Call Me a Flake
Before I write about doing the snowflakes I love, I had to tell you about these roasted chestnuts and how good they are! If you can't find them on the street then do a google search to make them in your kitchen-they are fun to serve to kids who watch them bake in the oven and then peel them. With some Starbucks hot chocolate and marshmallows they are wonderful. By the way, that hot chocolate is the BEST I have ever ever had.
The block above has a theme of hearts-I started out with an upside down snowman and when they didn't work, I added hearts....
Below I wanted to cute out a woman with a bow in her hair and arms...it was kind of fun
I am always thinking about Maui and what a wonderful place it is for beauty and color. So I was inspired to do the next five snowflakes putting in flowers and leaves-they make pretty cool snowflakes don't they? The third one is ladies with flowers on their heads.... I can't wait to go back and these may become a Hawaian style quilt!
Above, I always loved putting hands in my quilts as I think we often remember people for their hands and what their hands do and in Hawaii we always see people using their hands to tell a story.........kind of like Italians tell a story with their hands only different!
If you wanna give this fun link a try, go to http://snowflakes.barkleyus.com/
Please write and tell us how you liked these- it takes a little time to learn how to do the scissors but once that is done, it is totally fun!