Saturday, July 14, 2007

Butterfly Bricks and Mystery Stole

Okay, the Butterfly Bricks quilt is a shot I took in Houston, Texas last November when I went to the big quilt show there. I took a bus tour to a grand estate that was owned by Ima Hogg. The gardens are probably lovely in the summer but they don't have many flowers in November. There is a small flower bed in the shape of a butterfly, with the sections outlined in brick--this is a small portion of it. I quickly made the quilt, but then realized the gray tones were a bit boring. So recently, I overpainted the bricks with irridescent watercolor paint in an orange tint. I think it is just very slightly shiny.

The other picture is my Mystery Stole, I just finished Clue 3 today! I am using an overdyed perle cotton thread. The stole starts with a point, so I can assume it will end with a point--but until all the clues are published, who knows???


Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

Marina, you are correct about the spring at Bayou Bend. It is covered with azaleas and camellias. At the northwest entrance there is a year round rose garden.

marina said...

I would have loved to have seen inside the house, too. And the ravine full of greenery was lovely--I am sure it is gorgeous in the spring when everything is blooming.