There were so many variations in colours of sweet pea flowers I found searching on the Internet that my sweet pea block could have been many different ones, but I couldn’t resist this variation.
It was the fastest I’ve sewn one together yet – I guess making as many as I have so far helped, but the batiks I used in this one were easy to sew. Mr. Q.O. says this is his favourite so far.
The back after pressing and grading the seams.
I think I’m going to do the chrysanthemum next, although I’m wavering on that and might start the morning glory instead.
I’ve decided that I’m going to be making 20 blocks for this quilt. I’m going to be printing the shapes I need for a few pink flowers next as well as possibly another blue one and likely another purple flower. I may have a new name for this quilt as well, and it comes from a comment Linda Franz made on the Inklingo Facebook page Friday – “Gardens Gone Wild.” Because that is exactly the kind of garden I’d want to have – one that would be wildly colourful and full of many different kinds of flowers.
These were our lobby flowers on the weekend. Every time I think the woman who does them has outdone herself, she comes up with something else that I absolutely love. Of course I love this one with all that pink!
“Swe’Pea Visits Sweet Pea” Mr. Q.O. added this blurb:
“Sweet Pea, lovingly called Swe’Pea by Popeye and Olive Oyl in the popular comic strip and TV series Popeye the Sailor Man, is a small baby that many mistakenly consider to be Popeye’s son. Not many people know how and when Swe’Pea made his appearance in the series, but loyal fans know that Popeye found this cute looking boy on his doorsteps one day. The boy resembled Popeye amazingly, and this led many to misbelieve that he is a child of Popeye and Olive.”
I’m still trying to get the perfect picture of Jake’s eyes.
Changing the bed means lots of attitude from Baxter. He really does not like being shooed off the bed – as, I think, this look on his face shows.