Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Karen Combs Workshop and Wildflower Season

Work continues on circle and bow tie blocks as well as quilting the Jill Finley quilt, but I have been hard pressed to sit down at the keyboard and record my progress.

The two workshops I attended week before last with Karen Combs were fabulous.  Everything she said seemed either to be a new concept to me or a familiar concept presented in a new light.  I went home both nights very tired, but happy.  Here are the blocks I constructed from the workshop on illusions.

Since then Bob and I have made several wildflower rides and trips to the country.  

The flowers have peaked earlier than usual this year and have made an unexpectedly good show.  I love it when the oranges and blues are mixed together.

I always try to memorize the good years in my mind’s eye knowing droughts will inevitably return and we will have sparse years.  Of course, I also took many pictures.  Between the workshops and flowers, my March 2016 folder has 221 pictures, quite a lot for me.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The blue and orange flowers together are beautiful. I'm glad you got substantial rain to have more blooms this year.

Debbie said...

Amazing blocks you did....great transparency. That is hard for me to do. Your wild flower photos are beautiful. In my yard the combo is purple and yellow right now.

O'Quilts said...

Great blocks and great flowers!!

Anonymous said...

The flowers were incredible as we traveled home through the Hill Country! They did bloom early so our trek caught the ending (which was still gorgeous...even in the drizzle/rain!).