Wednesday, May 4, 2011

… a new Season. . .

Ever since I posted a couple of photos of my quilt 'Seasons' in the autumn of 2009 (here). . . I received a lot of questions about it. The original quilt is an appliqué quilt, & I know that appliqué isn't everyone's 'cup of tea' - so since it still remains one of my favorites, I decided to re-do & re-design the quilt for embroidery. In doing so, I also made an option layout for the blocks & made one version a redwork version. I'm calling it 'Seasons of the Heart'. . . as each of the seasons has it's own lovely personality. . . but sometimes the best of the seasons are what we remember. . . (not necessarily when we are in the middle of it!)


I have to admit - that I have taken my time on these. . . I think I just had so much fun stitching! But I am happy to announce that the pattern will be available (finally!) on the website tomorrow. (. . . & a big thank you to those of you who have been emailing me about when it would be ready!) I am not going to be at Quilt Market this spring - so for you shop owners. . . as of now - this one is only available from us for now. . . I'm sure that the distributors will have it after all the Market craziness passes. . . (June?)


Here's a couple of peeks of both versions.


I'll post some more photos in a day or two. For now. . . I'm having a bunch of fun on some new designs that will be part of a series of quilts. For now - all I can say is how much I'm loving creating these. . . as they bring me back to why I fell in love with quilts many years ago. . . 

I hope that you are enjoying the start of spring (or autumn for my Aussie friends!) . . . can you believe it's May already! Whew! Here we're getting ready for some hot weather. . . & I'm doing my best to keep the house cool, & put of turning on the air conditioning for as long as possible. . .

. . . but I'm loving the season that I'm in!  ;o)

Bren




7 comments:

Sue said...

Very beautiful! I love the stitchery but I am also a big fan of applique :)

Stay cool!

Sue

Vicky said...

Like Sue, I'm love this, but the applique one is beautiful, too. These are gorgeous, Bren! xo

Jacquelynne said...

It is good to enjoy the season that you are in- how easy to forget that, and to be either stuck in the past or getting too far ahead of ourselves!
Just love the embroidered quilt- it is really lovely. Did you use your Lecien fabrics? The colors are great.
I will miss you at Market this time around....

Auntie Pami said...

Hi Bren! So glad to see you back. I love this quilt! Thank you for redoing it.

Mary's Cottage Quilts said...

Bren! You will be missed! I'll never forget how kind you were to me before my first market (which was in SLC last time). You are dear.
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beautiful quilt too :)

Martha Raiford said...

Wow! I don't even like reading blogs. But in the last hour you have become my personal heroine. I don't know where you are but I am in Louisiana and it is 5:52 in the am. It's just becoming light outside, the birds are singing, there is a light mist above the tree line...in short everything looks soft and is quiet. It's my favorite time of the day. I get up at 4:30 every morning and enjoy the quiet. No phones ringing, no one demanding my time. Thank you for such a wonderful blog and I will be back to read more of your beautiful thoughts, but for now the phone will start ringing, the day must begin.....

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

beautiful quilt, embroidered/appliqued... both great!

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