Saturday, March 17, 2012

I Like Green: Happy St. Patrick's Day

Always one of my favorite holidays, because green is my favorite color!  To celebrate, here are some of the green quilts I've made in the last couple of years.

This was the first "all solids" quilt I made.  It looks kind of blue on my monitor, but really, it's mostly shades of green from darkest to lightest.  Fat Quarter Fun Modern is made from a Kaufman Kona Cotton solids bundle named "Poseidon." 

Here is a particular favorite, "Sparkler."  Made from a kit I purchased at Quilt Colorado 2020, it lives in my friend Janet's "Alaska Room."

This one was a big hit with the teenage recipient.  The daughter of my Tupperware manager in Virginia, she was born after we left Virginia.  Josie had painted her bedroom this wonderful green, and was thrilled when I sent this quilt to complement her new room.  She said, "Mom, does she know me, because this quilt is perfect!"

This green quilt is a a "Sunday is for Scraps" effort.  It's called "Over and Under," and no -- didn't make a dent in the green strips collection!

Here is a recent table topper, a Charm School project at High Country Quilts.  It's a "mini twister," made from 3 1/2" squares.  My first free-motion quilting experiment.


 I love love love this fabric collection.  Summerhouse by Lily Asbury, this was my Idaho quilt camp project last October.  I hope I get it quilted before I go back to Idaho for quilt camp in May.

 Oh, and I love this fabric collection, too!  Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, I scored Randi's scraps from freshsqueezedfabrics.  She mentioned on her blog that she was going to list bags of Nicey Jane scraps on her etsy shop, and I said "why don't you just send them all to me and save yourself the trouble."  My first Schnibbles quilt, I.S.T.H. (Insert Snappy Title Here).

And my most recent green quilt, my own design "Square Foot Gardening."  It reminds me of the raised beds in my sister's garden on the Snake River in Idaho.

Here's a blessing for your St. Patrick's day, my favorite song from my Girl Scout days:

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rain fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again, someday,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May the memories that we have shared
linger on and on.

For Lori.


  1. I love the Poseidon quilt! I have long coveted that solids bundle but have yet to purchase it!

  2. I love that quilt of solid fabrics. gone are my ideas that solids are for sashings and boarders!!!


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