Thursday, April 3, 2014

Signs of Spring and a New Start

I've begun work on a new project that will be the full size version of the Jill Finley quilt that we made a sample block of during our workshop.  This one will be more muted colors than the sample block I made, truer to the picture of the quilt in the book.  Right now I'm doing the very tedious steps of truing up triangle squares which I chose to make using the instructions she gave in the book.  There will be lots of applique in this project which I'm looking forward to.

Even though we continue in a severe drought, we are enjoying signs of spring.  The blue bonnets are not making as big a show as some years, but they are around.  This shot was made on one of my morning walks.  I had to push my camera lens through a chain-link fence and aim at a patch in the city cemetery to get this picture.

This little guy was in our yard.  Blue has always been my favorite color and it's not always easy to find it in nature in our area.

3 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

There seems to be fewer blue flowers as summer goes on, most are in spring. I've never seen a blue butterfly-it's beautiful.

Diane said...

gorgeous butterfly! Blue is my favorite color too!

Impera Magna said...

Trimming HSTs is a pain but it makes a huge difference. Hang in there... you'll be done soon!

I love blue too and that butterfly is amazing.... I've never seen one like that...