That title definitely made me laugh. Lots of different blocks in this post! First the 5th block of row 3 of the B&B Silent Garden top. Then the 5th block of row 3 of the Tranquil Garden top. This one … Continue reading →
The Harpsichord blocks, that is. Something was nagging at me about the colours, so I decided to sort the blocks into colour families and see where I was at. And I was in for a bit of a shock. The … Continue reading →
I’m trying to find different headlines for the posts about these blocks, with varying degrees of success. Looking for the breaking news? You’ll have to scroll down. First another brown & blue Silent Garden block – this will be block … Continue reading →
Silent Gardens are growing, that is. We’ve been waiting for a calm day out on the roof garden to take these two photographs. While there have been many nice days, it’s almost always breezy out there and some days it’s … Continue reading →
I couldn’t resist that title because really – a pickled lady in a silent garden? The thought makes me laugh. But before I get to the new Pickled Lady, there are a couple of Silent Garden and Harpsichord blocks to … Continue reading →
When I realized I was going to blog about finished Harpsichord and NSSG blocks, the thought of a harpsichord in a Not So Silent Garden just made me laugh. This is the seventh of the NSSG blocks I’ve done. I’ve finally … Continue reading →
While I may have been quiet, there has been a fair amount of quilt-related activity. The first thing I did was to get out a couple of stacks of pieces for the various Silent Garden variations I’m making as I … Continue reading →
We never did know exactly when his birthday was, but did know the year. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives since 2013. He was a very sweet cat and had such an expressive face. I keep looking for him in the kitty tree and the paw-waving escapades.
I’m not talking about this – but when I first saw the title of the quilt in Millefiori Quilts 3, I couldn’t help but think of the psychedelic colours and vans painted with flowers of the late ’60s and early … Continue reading →
I spent hours laying out the stars for the brown & blue and the Tranquil Garden tops until I was happy with their placement. I ended up using the bed as my design wall – but with the door shut … 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!