I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I love the look of this blue and brown Silent Garden block! I was amazed at just how much I liked it when I finished it.
The back, after pressing.
I let it sit for a couple of days and just kept looking at it and realized that yes, I really did like it and wanted to continue and make the quilt top using those blue & brown stars. So I started on a second Silent Garden block.
And in short order I had this, the second blue & brown Silent Garden block done. They are a lot of fun to make as there are loads of opportunities for continuous sewing, which makes them very quick to put together.
I’ve got to sit down and sort out what I’m going to use with the balance of the brown & blue stars as I know there’s nowhere near enough of the brown I’ve used for the little triangle nor enough of the beige print that I used in the first two blocks as background. I think I do have another beige print that would work for background, but will have to find it and see if I have another brown I can use for more of the triangles. Then I’ll have to make sure I use them interchangeably so that the end result looks like it was meant to be like that.
The large and small Silent Garden blocks side by side – I love the mauve & pink ones, of course, and now, to my surprise, I know I’ll really like this brown & blue one! I know, I know – I keep saying how surprised I am but it’s because I never would have dreamt that I’d actually like it so much.
So that’s two of the Silent Garden projects on the go. There’s also the third one I’ll make with the wild floral kaleidoscope stars. I’m still trying to find the right background for them. And there’s a fourth looming. I couldn’t resist. You’ll see why in a day or two, but first I need to get some shapes printed, do some no-waste fussy cutting/printing of the diamonds and then sew a block or two together.
Then I’ll have to decide each evening on which Silent Garden project to work. I love having such hard decisions to worry about.
Our current elevator lobby floral arrangement – it’s nice to see that burst of colour right now.
We survived the polar vortex – egads, it was cold! When the temperature hits the mid 30s Fahrenheit this week, it’s going to feel downright balmy after the past few days.
Jake didn’t seem to mind being near the window, even on the coldest of days.
Nor did Baxter – although he tended to be there mostly at night. I was lucky to get this shot of him there during the day on December 30.