Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Beautiful Solids

It is only recently that I have been drawn to work with solids.  And the biggest inspiration for me to start playing with them is the beautiful projects I see made by Jayne at Twiggy & Opal.    She is always putting together something with solids and I love watching her play with color.




So when I went out to my mailbox and found a squishy envelope from Jayne I ripped it open immediately.  Inside was this amazing mini!  What?!? I just couldn't believe it!

The colors are amazing, the tiny size of those diamonds is awe-inspiring and the workmanship is perfection.



Even the detail on the back...I simply adore it all!  How absolutely lucky I am!




I decided to hang it in my sewing room next to an improv piece I made from solids years ago. The two pieces reflect our styles so well - I love to look at them as I sew.  Also in the picture is a mini-mini from Diann at Little Penguin Quilts and a couple of pincushions that were gifted to me.  I feel so blessed to have so many cherished friendships!






...so now, just what have I been sewing?  Solids of course!


I now have 9 blocks completed on my courthouse steps variation.  I am making these from a Boundless fat quarter bundle I received from Craftsy.  (You can read more about what I thought about these fabrics here.)


I am hoping I can get at least 16 blocks completed with the limited amount of fabric I have.


See how you inspire me Jayne!





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17 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh my, what an awesome surprise to find in your mailbox. It looks great on your wall! Quilty friends are the best.

Kate said...

What a fun surprise to find in your mail. Your courthouse steps blocks are gorgeous! Love the bright colors.

Rachel said...

Very pretty! I like how all the chains on your steps are different shades!

Libby in TN said...

Your courthouse steps absolutely glows! Jayne inspires me, too, and she's a great cheerleader, to boot! She's the one who invited me to visit the modern guild and I'm so glad she did.

Altomare said...

What a beautiful surprise. That mini is gorgeous.

Ruth said...

I know what you mean about solids lately - this is beautiful. Love the use the of colour and how it shines!

Vicki in MN said...

A super surprise, you are indeed one lucky lady to have received it. You and Jayne are both so inspirational to us all. Your solids quilt is looking really really appealing!

Jayne said...

Thank you for inspiring us all! I am so glad you liked the mini wall hanging and actually hung it up!! There is nothing like quilty friends to make our days happy ones! Thank you for sharing it on your blog!

Now, that courthouse steps quilt...you are killing it! I cannot wait to see more and more! Keep going, get to work...whip cracking!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a fun surprise for you! I saw that mini on Jayne's blog and loved it too. I also loved the photo of your wall! 😊

Lorna McMahon said...

Oooo! I am so glad to see you have been turned onto solids, Cynthia. I love your Courthouse Steps. You are so right about that Jayne. She does lovely work. You are so lucky to have received such a beautiful mini. Quilty friends are the best!

Sarah@123quilt said...

Your courthouse steps project is so vibrant! I love working with solids and Jayne is definitely an inspiration. You are so lucky to have received that mini!

Vera said...

Cool! Your project looks pretty good too!

Bernie Kringel said...

Oh, this is so pretty. What a wonderful surprise to receive this. :-)

Paige said...

Libby said it perfectly, your courthouse steps blocks just glow. How lucky are you to receive a mini by Jayne! What an an inspiration you both are to the quilting community!

Lara B. said...

Jayne is so talented and that was a wonderful surprise!
Cyndy - you are a natural with combining colors in solids! Your courthouse steps are radiant!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love the effect of depth and dimension in your courthouse steps quilt!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Don't you just love a surprise in the mail? And a fabulous surprise you got! Those colors are fantastic, no wonder they inspire you!

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