Roof Garden Quilt Photo Shoot

It was a glorious day yesterday. The gardeners had been and cut the grass, so it was the perfect time to take some of the tops I finished over the fall/winter/early spring out to the roof garden for a photo shoot.


We finally have a picture of the Case of the Secret Garden that shows the true colours of the fabrics I used. I’m still dithering over a border treatment for this one. I think perhaps something plain to frame it rather than a pieced one as I’d rather keep the focus on the centre of the quilt than distract from it with a more involved pieced border.


Memories of Smudge also needed to be photographed outdoors. Now I’m sure what I want to do with borders for this little quilt top.


And finally, the Tiffany Lamp New York Beauty. There are a lot of metallic fabrics in this top. They were reflecting the sunlight rather intensely in some spots.


On Monday, the crab apple tree blossoms were barely buds. Yesterday they were beautiful delicate pink blossoms. We’re supposed to have rain and storms today, so I’m glad we got this photo yesterday.


While we were out on the roof garden, the cardinals were going from tree to tree. What a treat it is to see and listen to them. The male is just barely visible in this shot. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see the little splash of red there.


It’s a kitty picnic!


Baxter still hasn’t spotted the cardinals, although he has been watching the sparrows rather intently. So intently that he just had to have a nap!

Some Yin Yang Fun

This was a productive weekend. I took apart the Memories of Smudge top, pressed the blocks again and made the extra blocks to add a sixth row. I’m going to be playing for a while with the layout, arranging the … Continue reading

Memories of Smudge Isn’t Finished

Yesterday I spent some time organizing my sewing table … again.  I did get a lot sorted out but was horrified to find that there are six more Memories of Smudge blocks yet to be made. They were nestled in … Continue reading

Memories of Smudge V.S. Centre Finished

Stitching the rows together didn’t take long and now the centre of Memories of Smudge V.S. is done. All by hand. I’ve changed my mind slightly about the border treatment. First there will be a thin pink border, probably just … Continue reading

Memories of Smudge V.S. Progress & A Small Victory

The blocks are now all sewn together into rows. The rows will be sewn together and the centre of the quilt completed by the end of the weekend. And now I’m seriously considering what kind of border treatment to add. … Continue reading

Memories of Smudge V.S.

What does the V.S. stand for? Either Memories of Smudge – Very Smudge or Memories of Smudge Very Special. In the final layout, there is the V as well as lots and lots of S’s.  And that’s where the idea … Continue reading

Three More Memories of Smudge

I’m getting very close to being finished making the Memories of Smudge blocks. The sixth-last one. The fifth-last one. And the fourth-last one done. The third-last is already three-quarters finished and, as there are only two more left to stitch, … Continue reading