I wanted to work with the print in this and the only flower that I thought it would work for was a chrysanthemum. So I chose batiks to go with it…
…and here’s the chrysanthemum block for the Gardens Gone Wild quilt. I’m now convinced that doing these one after another is making it much faster to put them together.
The back, after grading all the seams but the ones attaching the background fabric. I’m now convinced that pressing the background behind the prints/batiks makes the ribbon flower stand out more, so I’m going to go back and re-press the couple I made in the beginning when I didn’t press them that way.
Next up? Maybe a tea rose. Or maybe morning glory. Or – well, the list goes on and on. I’m going to pick out pinks for water lily and hollyhock flowers and get them printed and then sort out what other flowers I want to make.
“We grow ’em big ’round these parts”
I’m still trying to get the perfect shot of Jake’s eyes – they’re almost a turquoise, which isn’t showing up in any of the photos I’ve managed to get yet.
Baxter’s favourite toy of them all is the one we call Cappy. He will meow for it if it’s not easily found. He’s often seen just like this, keeping a paw on Cappy.