Monday, February 28, 2011

Blog of the Week - Flourishing Palms

Meet Linda from Flourishing Palms. She lives in Iowa where there are no Palm trees to speak off so why that title? I love her thought on that.
"First, a palm tree's roots reach deep to find water, the living water of the Holy Word, and thrive.
Second, the core of a palm tree is inside, protected, just as our souls are protected within us.
And third, a palm tree is strengthened and becomes even more resilient in strong winds, just as adversity can make us more spiritually dependent."
Linda is a quilting teacher, free-lance writer, published author, and creator of tutorials amongst other things.

Recently Linda was blogging about some of her UFO blocks/projects and had a "lightbulb" moment. This is one of the applique blocks she shared as a result. I love it.

Her current tutorial is about Prepping for Hand Piecing. I am looking forward to seeing how this one turns out :) Linda's tutorials are great. Well written and simple to follow. She explains her mistakes as well which is nice.

And isn't this close up of her "Jungle Friends" quilt just adorable (find out more at her January 23, 2011 posting.)

A close up for part of "Snowflake Medallion" I love the color combination and the rest of the quilt is gorgeous. My favorite part........ the flower being descended upon by all the flying geese.

Linda's first attempt at quilting spirals. I think it looks impressive.
So hop on over to to see some fabulous projects. Find out why she spends time in Australia and how that has that helped her creativity :)
AND then scurry on over to to find out what Linda and the rest of the Stitchin Mission group have been doing with some quilts destined for Africa. Congratulations ladies.
(Photographs used with permission.)


John'aLee said...

Thanks for sharing! What a wonderful thought on the palm trees. I grew up in the desert and never knew this about them.

Linda said...

Thanks for featuring my blog. Gosh, you make it sound so impressive! I appreciate you pointing your readers to my Flourishing Palms. Bless you!