Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Garden quilts

the whole quilt with the morning glory border
Lots of bugs in my garden, mostly William Morris fabrics in the background and borders hand quilted
Monarchs and dragonfly
Bees and spider the web is hand quilting using a silver thread

Butterfly, frog and caterpillar
The little details in this quilt made it a great "eye spy" quilt when my children were small.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Any direction I look there are Monarch Butterfies dining on the nectar in the alfalfa blossoms.
Their colors are bright and their wings are not tattered as they begin their journey south.

I found a small group resting for the night in an ash tree. Every time a new butterfly landed their wings all fluttered.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Glorious Morning Glories

Hand appliqued morning glories on a border.
They are almost enough to make me want to be a morning person!

the most blooms in one spot this morning
Pieced morning glory using "tri rec" tools and half square triangles
Neither photography nor watercolor can capture the true color of the heavenly Heavenly Blue

Heavenly Blue Morning Glory
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers--and never succeeding.----Marc Chagall