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

Lots and Lots of Blocks

I’ve been busy and got five blocks done for this post. First a Tranquil Garden block. And its back. I had promised I’d post a photo of the fabric I used to fussy cut/print the diamonds for the stars in … Continue reading

Organized and Ready to Sew!

Over the past week or so I’ve been getting a lot more of the pieces ready to sew for the three Silent Garden tops along with the 9-patch blocks and the Harpsichord quilt. Now that’s done I’m organized and ready … Continue reading

More Not So Silent Garden Blocks

I had to get it out of my system – some very careful seam ripping was necessary as I really wanted to see how different the wild floral kaleidoscope star would look with my final choice of fabrics for these … 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

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

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