Sunday, January 18, 2015

Exuberant Wanda - in person!

Last weekend, it was my pleasure to reconnect with a dear friend, Wanda Hanson of Exuberant Color.  Wanda and I were in a bee together years ago, and while we "see" each other in blogland, this was our first meeting in over 20 years! Where does the time go???

Wanda and I holding her beautiful zigzag quilt - done in Wanda's favorite scrap style, and with a touch of zebra - she loves everything zebra!  This zigzag pattern is by Sujata over at Root Connection.  

I think this pattern is called Soul Searching by Kathy Doughty (at Material Obsession).  I like how Wanda put the "color jars" closer to each other than in Kathy's desigh.

This photo - as with all the others, actually - does NOT do this quilt justice!  It is a stunning  collection of Kaffe and other fabrics - those yellow and pink prints are so sunny and happy, like the most gorgeous garden.

This quilt is called pluses, I think.  Another great scrap quilt! And check out another Kathy Doughty design in the background with the wedge shapes. 

I call this one Wonky Trip - great in the reds with grays.  Wanda truly understands color - how you need to balance values, and warm and cool colors.  

Another wonky trip - Wanda has an AMAZING stash, and  it really shows in her quilts.  

Another view of Wanda's zigzag - the end to a perfect visit!  Make sure to visit Wanda's blog to see what she's up to!


Brenda said...

Wow! lucky you!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I have followed Wanda's blog for at least 3 years every day. I have learned so much from her. She answers all my questions so well. I wish I could meet her in person. She is my rock star!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It was so much fun to see you and Scott again. We will have to be sure to not wait 20 years again to get together.

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