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

Printing, Printing & Printing Some More – Lots of Pictures

I have been very busy getting all the pieces printed for the two Silent Garden tops as well as the remaining few pieces I needed for the Harpsichord Quilt. It’s a fabulously quick process – just iron freezer paper 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