Tuesday, 24 April 2012

purple haze

 Is it me or has it rained every day since I dug the pond?
The only upside I can think to this misery is the fact that 
I have had a cold (since my titanic night out),
and at least the water butt is full again.
So I've been in a funk to put it mildly!
 What to do when the funk strikes?
Start a new quilt!!
Oh and I do work with my legs uncrossed sometimes,
if you didnt read my last post,
let me make it clear that I mean I'm using my sewing machine!
 This biennial is honesty or lunaria
grown from seed last year.
It has lovely papery seed disks after flowering.
 I need to finish this one for September for my best friends 40th.
I think the pattern is a take on the shoo fly block and it's going to be KINGSIZE!!
 I should really be cutting fabric so if you dont mind I'll sign off...

13 comments:

  1. Love the new quilt! Is each block a little hug or does is represent the zero at the end of 40!?

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  2. Beautiful flowers.

    That quilt is going to be so fun. Like a bowl of Cheerios you can sleep under.

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  3. Beautiful ~ patchwork and flowers! :)
    The Honesty is such a stunning shade!

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  4. Water butt???? Love the new quilt....king size! yikes! The fabric choices are perfect. Your garden is looking lovely, Clare.

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  5. It has been raining non stop!! My littlest one seems to be quite taken staying in and reading my Debbie bliss mag so maybe I might be able to sneak a cup of tea and some knitting! Fliss xxx

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  6. I do not remember a day without rain this month!!! The Sarah Raven wildflower garden remains in the packet. The quilt is looking great as is the purple honesty. I love the papery seed heads of that plant. If the rain continues the seed heads will resemble papier mache!!!x

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  7. Hopefully it's not the zero but a series of hugs! I shall not be offended should it not be ready or not quite kingsize but it's looking great! ;0) x

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  8. Hope the cold goes away very soon. Lucky friend getting a king size quilt!
    Lisa x

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  9. Ive had a stinker of a cold too. And its taking some shifting! Lovely looking quilt. xxxx

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  10. Our garden is green as it has never stopped raining here but Lincolnshire needs it! The purple honesty is so vibrant. I look forward to seeing your new quilt evolve. Di xo

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  11. love the big hexies....but how about giant ones?....might try that next....thanks for the post on knots..really handy to a novice....

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  12. What a great present! Love those blocks.

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