Harpsichords in Silent Gardens with a Pickled Lady

That title definitely made me laugh. Lots of different blocks in this post! First the 5th block of row 3 of the B&B Silent Garden top. Then the 5th block of row 3 of the Tranquil Garden top. This one … Continue reading

Gardens Are Growing

Silent Gardens are growing, that is. We’ve been waiting for a calm day out on the roof garden to take these two photographs. While there have been many nice days, it’s almost always breezy out there and some days it’s … Continue reading

A Harpsichord in a Not So Silent Garden?

When I realized I was going to blog about finished Harpsichord and NSSG blocks, the thought of a harpsichord in a Not So Silent Garden just made me laugh. This is the seventh of the NSSG blocks I’ve done. I’ve finally … Continue reading

Lots of Silent Garden & Other Blocks

While I may have been quiet, there has been a fair amount of quilt-related activity. The first thing I did was to get out a couple of stacks of pieces for the various Silent Garden variations I’m making as I … Continue reading

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

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