California Spring by Jodyrose
I was lucky enough to be able to attend the quilting conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove CA one year. Living in FL at the time, I thought CA weather would be like ours in
early March, warm enough for shorts most days. WRONG...it was blue sky
sunny but definitely CHILLY every day-so much so I had to stop @ Eddie Bauer outlet in Gilroy to load up on warmer clothes for the 4 1/2 day stay in Pacific Grove.
My teacher of choice was Gai Perry. Imagine being in a small class (11 people) with the teacher of your choice for 4 1/2 DAYS...it was awesome!! My first piece created in the class followed one of her supplied patterns and I do like it very much. One day for lunch another classmate and Gai and I all had lunch downtown and of course had to visit the local quilt store after! I found the birch tree fabric. Immediately it reminded me of the pretty but cold CA coast which was the inspiration for this piece. Its my own original pattern. I just went to the class room after dinner that night and worked on it, cutting squares as quickly as I could! I couldnt find the right "sky" fabric so with Gai's encouragement, proceeded to "paint" the sky with acrylic paints.
It remains one of my favorites to this day! All I need to do is finish the quilting and bind it....its on my "JODY DO 2013 LIST"