Sunday, June 10, 2007

Windows to the soul


They say that are eyes are the windows of our souls. I think in a way it's true. It's really hard to tell what people are thinking unless you can actually see their eyes. (or so I believe at least!)

This weekend we had some alone time as adults because my generous sister babysat and I left the house with just my husband.

We did spend some time together with Auntie Co Co on Saturday night, however, and my sister got me addicted to a new quilt pattern - cathedral windows.

There's a lot of hand work going on here, but it's a cool way to showcase many different fabrics in a small space. I'm hooked!

18 comments:

ellen said...

Your creations are exquisite! Wow!

WendysWTN said...

I love cathedral windows quilts, but I've never sat down to figure it out. It just looks so beautiful though.

marirob said...

Just found your blog, and I love all of your projects! You are quite the inspiration.

I just came back from Japan and Yuzawaya was one of my grandmother's favorite craft stores, so you know I made a stop. It's such a great store!

Sonya said...

That takes my breath away. I have seen the pattern before, but none so lovely.

luv Abby said...

hi Marisa,
I lve ur blog its really fresh and interesting thanx for checking me out....
luv Abby

Ulla said...

I really but say WONDERFUL.
Ulla in the north of sweden

Mirre said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog :)
What beautiful things you make!

Bitterbetty said...

Please join the hand printed fabric swap! I would love to have some "written" fabric! Your work is lovely and I am hoping for a really ecclectic mix.

The Calico Cat said...

I like Cathedral windows, but I would never do it... (I'd rather sash with white...) BTW I have that "feathered" print - in my "cat fur" fabric stash! Look again, it does kind of look like cat fur!

Happy Zombie said...

Your cathedral windows are SO STUNNING! And your photo... what a shot! I've always thought cw's were cool, but not something I'd ever make. Now seeing yours... looking so hip, crisp and fun... I'm considering doing a few.

Stunning and beautiful!

luv Abby said...

Hi Marisa,
I have just had a chance to fully check out ur blog...and wow...I am sooo impressed with ur work...I have added u to my link list.... can't wait to see more...
thanx for checking me out...
luv Abby

jovaliquilts said...

It's been so much fun reading your blog -- it's not just your quilting (the cathedral windows are really something) but the photos are great. My daughter studied Japanese and is very into all things Japanese, so I want to make her a Japanese-style quilt. I will come to your blog for inspiration!
Cheri

LuvMyPup said...

Wow your sister sure sounds nice. I love your finished block.

ellen said...

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it. I promise not to leave my quilting fabric in the washer. I do have some lovely fabric and I have sewn a lot, but I have never made a quilt. (don't tell) I do have a good friend who quilts and I am hoping to have her help me get started this summer.

Blondie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I love the cathedral windows - that is one I have not tried yet.

LAURIE ANN said...

Hello Marisa!
I love visiting your blog (off my roll) and checking out your beautiful creations. You are so talented! Thanks so much for posting your CW quilt with a link to the instructions. The reds and greens are gorgeous! I was so inspired that I decided to give CW a try and posted the WIP on my blog. Such fun! Thank you!
--Laurie Ann in San Francisco

susan said...

your cathedral quilt is looking quite gorgeous. would you consider this a advanced quilt? so pretty

AJ said...

Absolutly breathtaking! Your choice of fabrics really make the quilt.