Flower Power!

I’m not talking about this – but when I first saw the title of the quilt in Millefiori Quilts 3, I couldn’t help but think of the psychedelic colours and vans painted with flowers of the late ’60s and early … Continue reading

Tranquil Garden Row 2 Blocks

It is much quicker to get the blocks ready for the vertical alternate rows of the Silent Garden tops. It seems it’s so much quicker that I almost forget to take pictures before they’re joined, as I did for the … Continue reading

Alternate Blocks

Once I had enough blocks for the first vertical row of the brown & blue Silent Garden top, I needed to make the alternate blocks for the second row. I got a little carried away and  had joined them into … Continue reading

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

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

Another Star, Another Harpsichord Block

Hmm – didn’t I use that title last week? I’m going to have to come up with some different ideas as I’m trying to stick with this routine for as long as it takes to get the three tops done. … 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