How The Flowers Grew – or how I sew Ribbon Flower Blocks

I was at least halfway through making the blocks for the Garden Gone Wild top before I finally realized just how much fun I could have with these blocks as they’re not only all curved piecing, but almost all continuous … Continue reading

The Lilac Ribbon Flower

Finally, after loads and loads of un-sewing, the lilac is done! The back, after pressing but before grading of the seams. Before last night the number of times I changed my mind about a fabric in this flower was beginning … Continue reading

A Second Sorbet Peony

  As well as working on the lilac ribbon flower, I have spent a fair bit of time over the past week looking at the flowers that are finished and this one stood out every time. This is the original … Continue reading

Number 20 to Bloom is?

It’s a dahlia. Not a black dahlia, though. No, of course it isn’t! What else could it possibly be for my quilt but a pink dahlia, given my love of pink? And it is the 20th flower to bloom in … Continue reading

A Daffodil!

While I thought I was making a gaillardia or, as it’s more commonly known, a blanket flower, it seems I wasn’t. When I finished and was pressing this last night I realized it reminded me more of a daffodil than … Continue reading

New Book = Total Distraction!

I have been totally distracted the past few days looking through the latest book by Willyne Hammerstein – Millefiori Quilts 3. While I loved lots of the quilts in Millefiori Quilts 1 and 2, the quilts in Millefiori Quilts 3 … Continue reading

Block 18 for the Garden Gone Wild Quilt

I’m getting very close to the end of making flowers for my Garden Gone Wild quilt! Only two more to go after this one. What is block 18? It’s a zinnia. But it’s not just any zinnia. This one is … Continue reading

Ranunculus

Before I started down the path of making my garden of ribbon flowers, I had never heard of a ranunculus. Thank you to those who suggested it! I’m glad to have this one added to my garden as I did … Continue reading

Flowers and More Flowers

I didn’t mean to disappear for a week, but the latest ribbon flower became a real challenge when it came to finding just the right fabrics for it. I thought I had the perfect pinks chosen for it as they … Continue reading

Very Little To Show

There were some fabulous comments on Wednesday’s post – thank you to everyone as I have had lots to think about and flowers to look up on the Internet! I am behind in answering comments, but will get caught up … Continue reading