I can't believe I have prattled away that much since December 18, 2006! It also stuns me that right at 30,000 people have visited this blog from an amazing array of countries.
This blogging world has brought into our world a cornucopia of interesting people, great networking and tremendous creative encouragement! I say "our" because my mother, uncle, husband and I have all been nurtured by blogging.
Blogging has kept me focused on the positives each day.
Life can be amazingly rich and interesting and fulfilling when one focuses on the little joys in each day. Gordon has shot quite a backlog of photos for me to post as I have time to blog about each topic!
At the June Gathering of the Mississippi Quilt Association, my Hand Quilting teacher, Betty Lewis, was hand quilting this amazing quilt, and she used this Work-In-Progress as an example for the class.
Marilyn is one of the many outstanding quilters in the Mississippi Quilt Association.
In fact, I started really CRAVING chocolate candy while in that hand-quilting class that day. It was one of those all-consuming, obsessive cravings for chocolate that make women dangerous *grin*.
It took a little while for me to understand that it was Marilyn's quilt that was pushing me over the edge into a Chocolate Frenzy! *laugh* If Barbara had not driven us home that afternoon, I would most probably stopped at Walmart on the way home and filled up a shopping basket in their chocolate aisle!
I would never have expected to like a brown background. Brown just does not "do it" for me, but Marilyn's warm brown fabrics, polka dots and candy-striped leaves and this whimsical pattern make this quilt just POP!
Ill have to ask Marilyn if she followed a pattern for these imaginative appliques or if she created them out of her colorful imagination!
Marilyn Rose spoke about Journal Quilts at the June Gathering of the MQA. I have some great photos to share with you from that fun program! Hopefully that will be the next post (if I can get the photos edited right away).
Marilyn has been particularly helpful to me (as a newbie quilter). It was special to put face to name at the June Gathering.
For now, thanks to just looking at the pictures of Marilyn's diabolical quilt, I must scavenge the farm for some CHOCOLATE!!! Each time I manage to kick my chocolate addiction, we confiscate all chocolate from every cabinet, drawer and freezer on the farm.
Hmmnnn....there just might be some cooking chocolate deep in one of the freezers..........
This quilt is dangerously potent with subliminal suggestion!