It has been quite a while since I made one of the 6″ sunflowers. I hadn’t forgotten them, just had been so engrossed in other projects that they kept being put to the back of the line-up of projects. Now that … Continue reading
It was a glorious day yesterday. The gardeners had been and cut the grass, so it was the perfect time to take some of the tops I finished over the fall/winter/early spring out to the roof garden for a photo shoot.
We finally have a picture of the Case of the Secret Garden that shows the true colours of the fabrics I used. I’m still dithering over a border treatment for this one. I think perhaps something plain to frame it rather than a pieced one as I’d rather keep the focus on the centre of the quilt than distract from it with a more involved pieced border.
Memories of Smudge also needed to be photographed outdoors. Now I’m sure what I want to do with borders for this little quilt top.
And finally, the Tiffany Lamp New York Beauty. There are a lot of metallic fabrics in this top. They were reflecting the sunlight rather intensely in some spots.
On Monday, the crab apple tree blossoms were barely buds. Yesterday they were beautiful delicate pink blossoms. We’re supposed to have rain and storms today, so I’m glad we got this photo yesterday.
While we were out on the roof garden, the cardinals were going from tree to tree. What a treat it is to see and listen to them. The male is just barely visible in this shot. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see the little splash of red there.
It’s a kitty picnic!
Baxter still hasn’t spotted the cardinals, although he has been watching the sparrows rather intently. So intently that he just had to have a nap!
It’s my day on the April Showers Mug Rug Hop. I can’t wait to go see what the other participants today have made! We are all making mug rugs with an April showers theme. Madame Samm is our wonderful hostess, Erin … Continue reading
For some reason, I don’t like using the sewing machine at night. It may have something to do with the lighting where my sewing machine is but, whatever the reason, I do try to avoid it in the evenings. So … Continue reading
That’s what I was doing last night. Stitching all the little quarter circles on to the arcs. That part is now done for all the blocks. Then it was on to adding the large corners to each arc. This stack … Continue reading
I wish it was my quilt top finished that’s the reveal, but it’s not. That said, I am really, really excited about this quilt now! When the last clue in the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt was released … Continue reading
… no, I didn’t get the piecing for Clue 6 of the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt finished. Not even close! And Clue 7 comes out today. I made 96 of these pieced spokes for the arcs last … Continue reading
Follow my blog with Bloglovin … and finish Clue 6 before Monday when Clue 7 in the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt comes out? I don’t know! There was no printing this week. Just lots of stitching of … Continue reading
More forgotten treasures were rescued from the magic drawer. Treasures which revealed I may have had a slight obsession with piecing diamonds for quite some time. Seems I wasn’t content to have made my Quilted Diamonds top. As I fished … Continue reading
I knew those apple cores I found in the treasure drawer last night were going to be hard to resist. Really, really hard to resist. At first I thought I could limit myself to sorting them into dark and medium/light … Continue reading