Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter and Spring has finally arrived!

First off, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter!  Spring seems to finally have arrived in Southern Idaho.  We have warm sunny weather (perhaps we'll hit 70 this weekend) and the wind is not blowing.  I've noticed that there are many new birds in the neighborhood and it won't be long before we have to fire up the lawn mower.  I even heard a rototiller the other day.  Hopefully it won't be snowing next never know.

Nearby Shoshone Falls, First time I visited the falls was on an Easter weekend 5 years ago

Gay's Stars

I also want to share this delightful table quilt that my friend Gay made.  It was her first attempt at paper pieced stars.....and they are perfection!  This little piece was a delight to quilt.  It is quilted with both freehand quilting and a few CompuQuilter motifs in the cornerstones and borders.  The stars were all stitched-in-the-ditch with Fil-Tecs new clear thread (which is divine by the way).

I connected the flower motif with straight line quilting
 inside the sashing and then filled in freehand around the stars.

The borders and sashing were done using my CompuQuilter
 and added a nice coordinating touch don't you think?

All of the stars were stitched-in-the-ditch at each layer.  Whew!