Yesterday was the last day of the DayZ Dozen Blog Hop. I felt the loss this morning when I saw the link to the Lazy Girl blog on my Firefox toolbar. I clicked it anyway.
Several days ago, I started to post about the Color My World quilt, by Allison Quilt Designs. (I like the whopper-jawed log cabin quilt background on her website. I’m especially fond of whopper-jawed designs.) I can look at that quilt (the Color My World one) for a long time, the way one looks at fine art. I keep going back to it. It translates easily into needlework, and I have a particular use in mind for a needlework interpretation of that quilt. What do you needleworkers see when you look at it? I wonder if what I see is as obvious to other needleworkers. I have to believe it is.
Anywho, that quilt is beautiful and a great leaping-off point for needlework. I’ll explore Allison’s other designs more in the future.
I also like the Night Flight pattern by Cheryl Winslow, of Starshine Quilting. Again, it’s the bright-on-black that catches my eye, but then it’s the partial daisies as white wings that draws me in. Then the circles created by the colored daisies make themselves known. It’s a busy pattern, with several points of interest that are well-balanced. Without the balance, I think this pattern could be overwhelming. Hat’s off to Cheryl for getting it right.
Well done, Blog Hoppers. That was super-fun! Those fabrics are fabulous (yep, you sold me!), and I hope I can find them in Alaska for the Retro Apron and maybe the Chelsea Tote. We’ve got quilt shops, so I’m hopeful.
And now Needleworkers, I’d like to know what other crafts interest you. So far, in the short life of this blog, you’ve seen me get excited about knitting and quilting and sewing. My embroidery is influenced by my interest in other needlearts. What are the influences on your embroidery?
I want to know. Really.