The last few weeks were full of changes and adjustments.
My son Micheal went off to college. Yup, I am officially an empty nester now. I get to stand back and watch him ride the waves of his own life.
In the meantime, my hands are full with quilting.
Since our move to California, I have been exposed to all different kinds of inspiration and I have very much enjoyed the beauty that surrounds me.
Still, I will not shift too far from my roots. Traditional quilting still remains my favorite.
My home was the location where we photographed my new book, Patches of Blue. As you can see, it is as traditional as ever.
I love the simplicity of blue and white quilts…
…and I enjoy decorating with them. I notice, when I splash a little yellow through the house with sunflowers or other accents, my house becomes a farmhouse. When I compliment the house with touches of silver it gives a glamorous holiday feel. With a touch of heart warming red, the house will transform to a Fourth of July celebration. The same blue quilts surrounded with accents of seashells and starfish create the feel of a relaxing beach house retreat.
For some reason even with this cold pallet, all my blue quilts make my home feel warm and inviting.
I can’t wait for you to see my new book full of wonderful patterns so you can make your own beautiful blue and white quilts.
There’s a whole boatload of ideas for you to play with and have some fun!
Don’t forget all the lovely antique quilts at the beginning of the book. They are true eye candies and I am so thankful to Lori Gillick of Eagle Creek Quilt Shop who helped gather many of the quilts including ones from Pat Cox. She was so generous in sharing some beauties from her collection.
Do you have a blue and white quilt? Would you like to make one? Leave us a comment for a chance to win a signed copy of our Patches of Blue book and a fat quarter bundle from Blue Sky collection. Winners will be announced Monday September 18, 2017.
Look forward to hearing from you 🙂