Lou Ellen’s Paradise in Blooms

Wow!   Another beautiful Paradise In Blooms entrusted to me.   This one was a little difficult, I knew she wanted detailed quilting but the fabrics really did not want to let the quilting outshine their own beauty.   I went with a darker thread for some of the details and then back to a more blending thread for fill work.     Lou Ellen originally called me after seeing Lou Ann’s PIB at the Conroe show where it won a 1st and… Best of Show!   She now is someone that I call a friend.   We sew together at our WWIT (What Was I Thinking Bee) and have attended 2 retreats together since that phone call in March of this year.  I look forward to many more years of sewing fun with her!   Quilters are the BEST!

Photo overload!   I’m sorry.   I can’t help myself.  Some are similar but show just a little different.  So I’ll include lots of them.    Thank you Lou Ellen for trusting me with your heirloom quilts!

My entry living area that is my “office”.  I could not resist taking pic of PIB and my Gravity.

Full Photo

center detail

another pic of the room, I like seeing all those quilts!

In progress, seeing the backs always is exciting.

In progress picture.   Darker thread for feathers, lighter thread for fill.