I had to make some decisions about what other flowers to include in the Garden Gone Wild quilt. To do that, I needed to have a good look at what has bloomed already.
So I went on a tour of my garden. Want to come along?
The first group I saw had the impatiens (which is now sewn to its background fabric), sorbet peony, tea rose and Asiatic lily.
Next I found the cornflower, morning glory, periwinkle and wisteria.
Then the shaggy orange coneflower, marigold and chrysanthemum.
The final group I saw has the petunia, iris, anemone and sweet pea.
That’s 15 flowers that have bloomed and I’ve just printed the shapes for the 16th flower. No hints about what it is yet other than it is a pink flower.
That leaves four more flowers to add to the quilt. Even though I’m contemplating the idea of doing a small quilt of just zinnias, the Zinderella zinnia will be one as will a ranunculus. A red rose is another I’m thinking about adding, if I can find the right reds in my stash to make one. If the red rose is included, then I’m down to one final flower to add to the garden. I know I’m going to be spending all sorts of time looking at flowers online over the next few days while I try to decide just what that flower will be.
I’ll pull fabrics for the Zinderella zinnia, ranunculus and – hopefully – the red rose between now and the end of the weekend and get the shapes printed so that I have lots of sewing ahead of me.
What would you add as the 19th and possibly 20th flower if this were your garden? I’m still thinking about possibly needing to add two new ideas as I’m not at all sure I have just the right reds for a rose for my garden, although I have what I think is the perfect background fabric for a red rose.
Jake was curious about the phone this time and I was having no trouble getting a photo of him.
We have had the most incredible stretch of hot and humid days for late September, so all the lawn furniture has been left out and people are still enjoying spending time on the roof garden. Which, of course, means Baxter has to keep his eye on things out there.