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Feeling Colourful.

Posted on | April 12, 2013 | 14 Comments

I am making somewhat of an effort to work on a few UFOs. Just the bright and colourful ones.

This first one is the 3D bow tie quilt. I had the blocks made a while back and have only now put them together.


I have also started to quilt the Dresden that has been sitting and waiting for a year or two.



On the embroidery side I am stitching away at these festive banners from Rosalie Quinlan.


I think my need for colour comes from looking through holidays snaps …………..

Like these macaws in Honduras.

And the colour of the water in the Caribbean off Mexico.

Or the plumage of these incredible flamingos at good old Sea World.


The weather looks like being very pleasant over the weekend so some gardening is being planned. Lots of cutting and pruning and maybe a  little planting.

Have a lovely weekend.


14 Responses to Feeling Colourful.

  • Denise in PA says:

    All are just gorgeous! That Dresden is stunning! It’s making me want to maker another – NOW! o:)

  • Joan says:

    What fabulous projects you have to finish up. They are all going to be stunners when they are done. Did you go to Honduras on your cruise, while you were in the states? Great “holiday” photos.

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    What a wonderful colourful post!! It’s great to see you’re finishing off those fabulous quilts. You have seen so many amazing things on your travels. I particularly love the flamingos, they remind me of the pair I have in the garden :)

  • Linda King says:

    Love your 3-D Bow Tie. Very bright and lively.

  • marina says:

    wow love your bright bow tie quilt, it is amazing and as for that dresden it is so beautiful. Well done on your progress on both projects.
    those flamingos are so pretty.

  • Suz says:

    Yes, I’m like you – I love colour too and inspiration is everywhere! The Dresdens are very pretty! I look forward to seeing how you quilt the bow tie quilt.

  • Astrid says:

    What a colorful post! The 3D Bow Tie quilt looks great and the Dresden quilt…. I’m in love! Love the colors! Working with colorful fabrics make me happy.
    Have a wonderful weekend! No gardening here, tropical storm ‘Imelda’ is giving us rain.

  • Sunnybec says:

    Oh my goodness, I am in love with your dresden quilt! Karen it’s gorgeous! Hugs xx

  • Amazing WIPS Karen! I agree, colors are inspiring!

  • Oh, wow! Love ALL the colorful projects you have going and the vacation pics, too. Color just gets us going, doesn’t it?

  • Shez says:

    boy you have been very busy Karen,such lovely work you have done and love your pics.xx

  • Kelly says:

    What a happy colorful post! Your quilts are so bright and cheerful!

  • Fiona says:

    Such lovely quilts – great to get some UFO’s further up the list?? … and with all that nature has to offer we can get so much inspiration ….

  • Lesley says:

    Karen, your quilts are scrumptious! Love the bright, colorful quilts…I can definitely see the inspiration from your gorgeous vacation pics! Thanks for a great beginning to my day!


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