Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hydrangeas and Mt. Rainier

When recently in Washington, we went to a park where the absolutely most beautiful hydrangeas were blooming. They don't grow near so large in Georgia is all I can say. Just rows of them and so many beautiful colors.
Wayne was holding his hand out to show how large they are. You have to see them to believe it!
At this same park, Sondra and I stood in front of this rather large tree also.
And here is Mt. Rainier, revisited - two days of hiking with absolutely beautiful weather and the mountain in clear view. Quite a few snow patches still to walk through but with a walking stick, I managed. Wonderful memories being made!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Freehand Fun!

Here are just a few more pictures of the freehand fun I've been doing. Above, large, puffy dwirling.
More dwirling and a close-up below!
This next pattern is spiked swirls, thanks to Jamie Wallen for this design, from his Mystical Cottontracks DVD.
A close-up below of the spiked swirls.
And, one more dwirling on the back!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Freehand Fun!

I recently had some charity quilts to do and decided to have some 'freehand fun' with them. Most of them are inspired by Dawn Ramirez, also known as the "Pajama Quilter". Fun flowers above.
And now we have some dwirling. Lots of curvy lines that cover the quilt - it is addicting to do and covers beautifully!
More dwirling. Just throw in some curves and swirls!
Above are some flowing flowers. . .
Next we have some wonky feathers. . .fun with freehanding!