Change is Coming to the Not So Silent Garden! Again!!

I finished the second Not So Silent Garden block. Pressed it. Graded the seams. But something just wasn’t working – my Not So Silent Garden needed to be more colourful and vibrant, not muted in any way. So back to … Continue reading

Beginning the Not So Silent Garden

Once I thought I’d settled on the fabrics to use with the wild floral kaleidoscope stars, I couldn’t resist getting started. Off to the ironing board I went, as I wanted to print enough of the hexagon, kites and little … Continue reading

Auditioning Fabric and Trying to Resist Temptation!

I’ve been auditioning fabrics for the wild floral kaleidoscope stars on and off since I last showed them. Looking at the stars made me think about what the fabric had looked like before I started. So I looked back in … Continue reading

Two More Blocks Done, Two New Tools

I am staying on course and have two more blocks done. First a pretty pink star for the Tranquil Garden top. And a pink Harpsichord block. It was such fun to sew two pink blocks in a row because, of … Continue reading

An Addition to the Rotation

Ha! As soon as I finished typing that title, I realized it made me think of baseball rather than quilting. But maybe that’s because baseball begins this Thursday! Now I know why my mother always started her “it’s a long, … Continue reading

I Think I Need a Silent Garden Intervention!

More about that in a second. First up, though – another of the Tranquil Garden blocks. I think of this one as the tulip block. And a pretty purple Harpsichord block. Both pressed like a dream. I’m getting close to … Continue reading

I’ve Got the Blues

Blue blocks, that is. I didn’t try to sort them this way, but I found that I was making a blue Harpsichord block. Right after I made this pretty blue and brown Silent Garden block. I think this may be … Continue reading

Another Star, Another Harpsichord Block

So far, so good – I’m sticking with my piecing plan. And I’ve finished another brown & blue Silent Garden block. Its back after pressing. These are getting faster and faster to piece the more I stick with this plan. … Continue reading

Lots of Progress – At Least For Now, That Is!

I decided to make finishing the blocks for the Harpsichord Quilt around the same time as I finish the two Silent Garden tops a goal and, in order to accomplish that, I estimated that I need to do one Harpsichord … Continue reading

A Silent Garden with Harpsichords?

I’ve been getting lots done. Now I just need to try to start blogging on a more consistent basis. A pretty orange harpsichord block. The more I make of these blocks, the faster I find I’m sewing them. I love … Continue reading