Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Flowers and Stitching

Look at these gorgeous flowers, to look at them you would think they were minature roses but they're not. Would you belive they are geraniumns, yes the boring old geranium is no more. I'm not sure what this variety is called as I grew them from a cutting but they are definately one of my favourites.
For a little while now I have been wanting to make a 1930's quilt, it took me ages to decide on a pattern then I thought why not make a sampler quilt so thats what I'm doing. I wanted to make 15 inch blocks and that was harder than you would think to find the block patterns, I found a few freebies from the internet then my good friend Kate lent me a book and its full of 15 inch blocks.



I have made 3 so far and its looking really good, I want to make 25 blocks so it will fit a queen size bed I haven't made a big quilt for ages so I hope I'm up to the challenge.









6 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

I really dislike the 'normal' geranium... I may just have to get a garden happening with these ones though! Beautiful!!

Isabella said...

gosh they are lovely would not have beljeved what they were, your blocks look good too and I'm sure you are up to it

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

I'll have to keep my eye out for some of those geraniums...they're quite unique. Nice work on the blocks...the one a the top is very pretty....luv 1930's fabrics.
Cheers....Jane.

Melinda said...

I love the 1930s fabrics, and your blocks look very neat so I'm sure you are up to the challenge. I'm looking forward to more photos of your progress.

Chookyblue...... said...

love geraniums.......have not seen this one.......it does look like little roses........
like the blocks...........have fun

Lisa said...

What a beautiful blog - lots of beautiful stitching, flowers, home renovation.

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