I was looking at some quilt blocks on the floor (my design area is the floor) and it occurred to me that I never remember to look out the window. (the window is on the second floor and I have to look out and down to see the garden) Earlier today we had a bit of a hail storm so when I looked out I was afraid that I might see all my flowers flattened. Fortunately flowers a tough!
When I typed Look Through My Window the song by the Mamas and the Papas came to mind.
The blocks I was looking at are the blocks with the Interplay Fabrics
I have 8 of the 12 fabrics done and I should be done with the last 4 and ready to piece all the blocks together in a day or so.
For now back to hand quilting
I bought another log cabin quilt top. This one is from the 1930’s
It is hand and machine pieced.
it is 77″ x 82″ with a great variety of fabrics (click pictures to enlarge)
Different fabrics and settings can really change the look of a log cabin quilt. Here are a few examples from my collection of vintage tops and quilts that I have finished. (click pictures to enlarge)
Yesterday between rain showers I took a few butterfly pictures in my garden.
Since I was taking butterfly pictures I also took more flower pictures (click pictures to enlarge)
Next time some quilting updates
I took some pictures of the garden this afternoon. Here they are (click pictures to enlarge)
Quilty things next time :)
More garden pictures today…..something quilty tomorrow (click on pictures to enlarge)
I added 2 borders to the quilt top . I think the new fabric really works with the vintage blocks. I was going to add a gray border as well but I think I will bind it with gray. It is 80″ x 97″ now . I have gray fabric ordered for the backing and I plan to use it for the binding as well as backing.
It needs a good pressing but here it is
And here are a bunch of pictures of my garden that I took this afternoon. The lilies are looking great and they smell even better! (click pictures to enlarge)