Just so you know

When I posted my previous blog, I wasn't sure if my friend, Sujata, was ready to be exposed!  And I had not yet received her block.  Let me tell you, I am constantly hovering around my mailbox the last few days, anxiously awaiting her package.   If case you aren't already aware of this prolific and extremely talented artist, take the time to check out her personal  blog, her  group blog, and her Flickr portfolio.  When I ran across her photos of her amazing quilts, I felt a whole new world had been opened to me. I am constantly amazed at her talent and the volume of works that she produces.  She has such a wonderful style and talent with color.  So when she asked if I would like to exchange blocks, I was nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof.  What could I possibly create that Sujata would appreciate.  Very deep breaths, rolling of the shoulders, fingers drumming.  Obviously, I must agree to participate. How could I refuse! 

Can you just feel the snow falling on the Seattle cedars?
I can't tell you how happy I am now to have accepted her offer.  I think that it has helped me grow a bit more with my designing.  And to receive something so very special from such a generous and kind person to hang in my home means more to me than I can express.  We are both approaching each other's blocks with some trepidation.  But in the end I know they will both finish wonderfully.

Mean while, waiting for just the right inspiration to arise, so that I can add to Sujata's block and make it into a quilt, I am keeping busy with other items.  Here's a hint.

    For Tonya's word blog

just so you know my final decision
Since my daughter did agree as to how much she liked the subtle tones and simple designs, I am playing around with that idea.  Of course, I must add just a few hints of color. It is beginning as a combination influenced by Carol TaylorYoshiko Jinzenji, and  The Quilting Edge tutorial.  I am going to give that quilt as you go technique a whirl.  By the way, if you haven't already taken a peek at Marianne's quilts, you don't know what you are missing. Isn't this blogging thing just the best ever!  Why did I ever think that I wouldn't enjoy this.