The next block for my Ribbons of Flowers Garden Quilt is complete. I got sidetracked so many times while I was making this one that it’s hard to describe! But before I say a word about the distractions, the Periwinkle … Continue reading →
This is a very slowly growing flower. I had grand plans Monday afternoon of starting to sew it right away, with the thought I’d finish it yesterday. I got everything printed quickly. Then my plan went out the window. First of … Continue reading →
When I was growing up, an iris was always the very first flower seen in the garden in the spring. After the months of drabness and seemingly endless days of grey skies that is our winter, that iris always seemed … Continue reading →
My new quilt in progress now has a working name – Ribbons of Flowers Garden Quilt. And while I’m still undecided about whether the very first Ribbon Flower block I made will go in this or the Peony Quilt, I … Continue reading →
I thought I’d have it finished by now, but not quite. There were a few changes I made which involved printing a few more shapes and it has slowed me down a bit. As of now, I’ve got this pink … Continue reading →
I spent a lot of time on the weekend trying to find just the right fabrics for my next ribbon flower. And I do mean a lot. It started Friday afternoon and is still ongoing. I pull a group of … Continue reading →
A blue ribbon flower, that is. I learned a few things sewing this one that weren’t really things I even thought about with the first pink one as that one was all batiks. I thought the darker blue was perfect … Continue reading →
When the Ribbon Flower collection was released last week, I was in the middle of a harpsichord block – which, of course, got dropped midway through so I could go play with the Ribbon Flower. Now it’s finished and has … Continue reading →
My first ribbon flower block is finished – and I’m thrilled with it! It may become Peony Quilt block number 2. Or it may become the first of a variety of ribbon flowers in a second quilt. I know I … Continue reading →
I got my little red and white Canada 150 quilt finished just in time for Canada Day! The weather cooperated yesterday so we could get a photo of it out on the roof garden. It’s 22″ square. I’m particularly thrilled … Continue reading →
All of the little stars are now made and last night I started surrounding them with the white squares. It takes less than an hour to get two stars surrounded.
Seams graded and pressed.
There are now 17 of the little stars left to surround with the white squares. From here on out, it’s just nothing but continuous stitching to add the squares, then the connecting red diamonds and octagons and turn this into a finished quilt top. If I can stay focused, and I am pretty intent on doing just that, I could have this finished by the end of next week and be ready to quilt it next weekend.
I may take some time out this weekend and get the binding ready for Candy Stars as well as start printing for the Inklingo Periwinkle reverse mystery quilt. I think I’ve finally decided on the colours I want to work with for the Periwinkle quilt. No big surprise here — it will be pinks, pinks and more pinks. Maybe a mauve thrown in for a little relief from the pink. Maybe. Lessons 1 to 4 are available, free, at the All About Inklingo blog.
If you’re here to see who won the giveaway from the April Showers post, the winner will be announced later this afternoon after Baxter picks a winner.
“Mum’s Making Stars” is the title of today’s ‘toon.
As we were setting up to take pictures of the two little blue stars, he was right there just waiting for his photo to be taken because, after all, there is nothing that we could possibly want to photograph other than him!