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by kellimays @webshots

  

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What is it about purple flowers that stirs my creative juices? I don’t know. Here is a water lily that is absolutely beautiful.

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by guy_mercier2000ca @ webshots

 

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And, here is a purple crocus similar to the one that was a model for my flower appliqué.

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Purple Pansy

 

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And, finally here is the delicate pansy.

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Of the fabric I have purchased in the last 6 months, about 80% of it has been some shade of purple/violet. I’m sure I will grow out of this trend (maybe), but I love how the shades of yellow and green cradle the purple flowers. I don’t know what it is. Oh, well. Happy Gardening! Have a nice weekend and enjoy the flowers.

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It’s March!

Crocus by guy_mercier2000ca @ webshots

Around here that means everyone is cleaning inside and out, painting and doing updates and repairs to their houses. When I was little, March meant that everything got washed and was hung on the line to dry-all of the big bedspreads and rugs, too. All of the summer clothes were unpacked, washed, and hung to dry. The house was opened and aired out. Today, I open our house as little as possible in the spring after the pollen arrives-there seems to be more pollen yet we live where there are less trees and bushes and the pollen count is already high right now.

I’m still working on my quilted table cover (the appliquéd flower). I’m doing an echo design around the flower with a vine design in the yellow sashing. I’m considering a fan design for the green border…. I should be finished with this, but there is so much going on… CAT NEWS – We took Simon to the vet yesterday for a shot and weigh-in. This was his first trip with us, and he did great-absolutely no problems. We are still adapting.

Dark clouds seem to be still looming-a lady in my Sunday school class lost her daughter yesterday. There was nothing the docs could do for her because her body just shut down so they turned off life support. She was about my age and had a child the same age as my youngest daughter. I thought this would be a new month-no death-no sorrow. My hope is that the clouds will soon disappear making room for sun-filled days (not weather wise-we need the rain).

Last night, we had storms come through and lost power for a short bit-all before midnight, so I’m not sure if one could say that March came in like a lion. Today is much better with temps closer to where they are supposed to be (much cooler-so nice!), so I tend to think March came in more like a lamb. May your March be fruitful inside and out and everywhere in between. Happy Gardening!

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Fans and flowers

This is what I have been working on this week. The fan block started with some cut pieces a friend gave me. I added the white and I really like how the fan stands out.

Then there is the appliquéd flower top that is ready to be quilted. The block itself is 12 inches square with the top measuring about 22 inches. I guess I am in a spring mode with all of the pinks, greens, and purples I have been working with lately.

I did these by hand and must be honest and say that this is my first fan block. I have avoided fans  in the past because of the difficulty (for me) to machine stitch, but I found that it was easily done by hand. I plan to use the block in a greeting card holder wall hanging. The flower will be a square table topper that can be hung if desired.

I have not been doing well this week so I have been very slow and am very behind-so no memory quilt posting-my apologies.

Happy Gardening in all of your sewing endeavors!

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Flower Appliqué

Ok, here is the appliqué project I’m attempting to work on but am having problems getting to it right now. I haven’t done appliqué in a while, so there is somewhat of a learning curve until I get some practice down. The pattern is nothing intricate, but I love this flower!  I like the simpleness of it though it is not a true crocus. I think it is bright and cheery.

                          

This is the practice one. I didn’t like the purple against the green stripes after I looked at it together, so I may go with pink for the next one. Hey, since it is not really a crocus I think it’s ok. I’ll experiment some more after I get this ready to quilt. I went back to get the rest of the green striped fabric and of course, it was all gone 😦 (sniff, sniff)! I should have known that would happen. I’m going tomorrow to see if I can find more at another store. Keep your fingers crossed.

Happy Gardening and may all of your flowers and fruits be bountiful and beautiful!

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