Speedy Silent Garden Blocks

Lots has been going on – including a computer that decided it wasn’t sure how well it wanted to work for a few days. Lots of nail-biting going on over that, I can tell you, as I couldn’t begin to … Continue reading

Brown & Blue Silent Garden

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 … Continue reading

Silent Garden

There seems to be a garden theme to my quilts lately. But Silent Garden isn’t a reference to the Garden Gone Wild blocks having gone silent with no work being done even though that seems like it’s the case as … Continue reading

A Garden and Stars

What have I been doing? Amongst other things, I’ve been trying out various fabrics for sashing/alternate blocks with the Garden Gone Wild blocks but have yet to find the solution. These are the 22 flowers in the garden. One of … Continue reading

Grading of Seams & Beginning of Capriccioso

It took a while, but I finally got all the seams of the ribbon flower blocks graded. I had graded the seams on just about half of the blocks, other than the final seams from adding the background fabrics. I … Continue reading

How The Flowers Grew – or how I sew Ribbon Flower Blocks

I was at least halfway through making the blocks for the Garden Gone Wild top before I finally realized just how much fun I could have with these blocks as they’re not only all curved piecing, but almost all continuous … Continue reading

The Lilac Ribbon Flower

Finally, after loads and loads of un-sewing, the lilac is done! The back, after pressing but before grading of the seams. Before last night the number of times I changed my mind about a fabric in this flower was beginning … Continue reading

A Second Sorbet Peony

  As well as working on the lilac ribbon flower, I have spent a fair bit of time over the past week looking at the flowers that are finished and this one stood out every time. This is the original … Continue reading

Number 20 to Bloom is?

It’s a dahlia. Not a black dahlia, though. No, of course it isn’t! What else could it possibly be for my quilt but a pink dahlia, given my love of pink? And it is the 20th flower to bloom in … Continue reading