good afternoon! summer seems to have arrived and along with the heat the flowers are starting to bloom…mom’s garden is full of purple Lupines, Shasta Daisies, and gorgeous Peonies!
with the arrival of summer…i thought i would introduce you to our Feedsack repro bundles and a new/old Grandmother’s Flower Garden that i am working on.
first off…our Feedsack bundles…each is color coordinated and includes 8 prints and 2 solids.
These bundles are perfectly summery…i’ve named each color bundle after a flower…it just seemed appropriate…top row from left…Shasta Daisy, Hosta, Tulip, Black Eyed Susan and bottom row from left…Bluebells, Buttercup, Lupine, Hollyhock.
This is the new/old quilt…
This originally was 2 separate quilts…1 had a layout as shown with the green corner “leaves” and the other was a traditional layout with a yellow center, ring of a print, ring of cream, and path of green. Well, the solids have long been gone from the shop…we’ve switched over to Bellas and i know i’m not going to make 2 feedsack repo quilts using the same exact green and cream even if i could find the fabrics again…(i have enough green for a 7 x 8 layout). So i took apart the traditional flower garden and folded the flowers into the straight set garden. Then i put it in a rope basket and put it on a shelf.
after putting together the bundles above…i spied my neglected flower garden on the shelf and knew i needed to add on the flowers, cut up all the cream, track down a yard or 2 of the cream…since i’m sure 2 fat quarters worth isn’t going to be enough to finish this…cut out all the centers, rings of print and rings of solids and figure out where i stand.
i worked till 3am this morning to get it 7 across by 5 down…just 3 more rows…21 more flowers…which means…i’m over half down. i’ve organized, i’ve found more 1 inch papers that aren’t totally trashed from use and will be grabbing a spool of cream before i leave today.
i always forget how much i love working with a certain type of fabric or doing a certain kind of needlework until i’m doing it again. i am LOVING working with these feedsack repro prints.
i’m planning on 1 row of cream around all the outside flowers…then filling in with random hexies i have left…both print and solids…to create a border that i can fold and stitch to the back…can’t wait! Some of these prints are from the first 30’s collections we got in the shoppe…17 years ago (sweetwater’s birthday was June 4th). i try not to let projects go that long…so i’m going to be working like a mad woman to get these last 3 rows on and the border done.
you can find our feedsack repo bundles…here. if you’d like a kit or pattern for the grandmother’s cottage garden…i can figure that out and get a price on it.
that’s all for today…i’d better get back to finding a spot for Kitty Corn (a Moda Halloween collection) and Sweet Beginnings…Jera Brandvig’s premiere collection with Maywood Studios.