Saturday, June 17, 2006

Calla lilies, Hepburn, quilting

I was looking for more information about Kate's line about the calla lilies in Stage Door and found this poetic tribute by Lisa Lindley. Don't you love it? I especially like the lines: "You were a general in a party dress,/ A butterfly in trousers and a vest" and that last stanza! So one last calla for Kate...

And the hand quilting is still going on. I've been up until 1:00 AM the last couple of nights, and I'm getting a bit faster. Deb Lactiva made some suggestions that I liked, but I'd already quilted in straight slanted lines and was working on some circles. However, I liked her idea about carrying lines through the little squares, and last night, added some circles in the blue squares. Will go back and add length to the some of the straight lines and carry them through some of the blocks. I think.


  1. How about a calla inspired swirl over the lines? Love that close up calla picture. Mine aren't blooming quite yet.

  2. It's very inspiring to watch you move foward with this quilting endeavor. I've always loved hand work for the meditational properties and it's fun to watch that new exploration of the well-worn territory.

  3. Your calla lily photos are gorgeous and very artistic!

  4. You are inspiring me to try hand quilting, and I am a machine quilt only girl from way back. Jen

  5. You've hit the nail on the head with the title of your post - that's what those Calla lilies remind me of - the elegance of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady :o)

  6. Julie: I like the idea of a swirl, but don't know if I'll get around to it. This is taking so much time.

    ACey: I'm enjoying the effort and think my stitches are improving some...maybe.

    Sande: Thanks, the calla lilies are among my favorites.

    Jen: Start with something small, Jen. I love doing it, but so many hours are going into it. I'm getting faster, but still not like going after it with the machine!

    Anne: Audrey Hepburn's elegance does rather match the sophisticated simplicity of the the calla lily, but it was Katherine Hepburn's line about the calla lilies being in bloom.


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