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 looked just fine when I pulled them and put them to the daylight test. But when the same fabrics were printed, cut and sewn together, they just did not cooperate and give me the effect I was after. Everything was fine until I got to the last shape on the outer edge of the flower. I ended up printing more than a couple of fabrics with that shape before I finally got to the right one.
Finally, after numerous attempts, the pink carnation is done!
The back, after pressing but before any grading of the seams.
And the spare parts department? It grew. By a fair bit. Although, in fairness, a couple of those stacks of shapes were added after I picked apart two other blocks that were partially pieced. Clearly I have more pink flowers to make with all these spare pink parts!
I’ve also printed the shapes for three more flowers for the Garden Gone Wild quilt.
Want a little tour of the entrance to the building? Let’s start here. The gardeners planted these mums along the walkway up to the building this week.
At either side of the entrance to the building are these floral displays.
And this week we’ve had this display in the elevator lobby.
I thought I was just getting a photo of Jake when I took this but realized after that Baxter was there as well. Shortly after this picture was taken, they were both very intently looking out at something on the roof garden.