Friday, May 7, 2010

Winter in May

I awoke this morning to a white winter wonderland.....IN MAY! Now I know that there is history of getting snow in May before.....but sheesh! We've already had many days of 60 and 70 degree weather, we've mowed the lawn already, and many plants and trees and bushes are in the process of coming back to life after a long winter. Oh well, I can't change it. But just look at my brave tulips!

So here is what has been keeping me busy the past few days. I have been busily stitching these paper-pieced arcs for the blue/green Indian Orange Peel quilt. And guess what??? I think I'm done with the arcs. Oh baby!!

Next I need to trim them to size and remove the paper backing.

I received an email this week from someone asking me if I have ever shared my technique for the mosaic collage quilting. I have created several quilts with this method recently, including two stacked coffee cup quilts and a face quilt. I've had others ask me about the technique as well. Well I replied to the woman who emailed me, but I have no idea if she received my response as I had a mail delivery failure returned back to me. But I just wanted to say that I do intend to write up a tutorial on the technique. I hope to get to that within the next month or so, so if it is something that interests you, stay tuned.