A Stroll in the Garden

“We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.” – Caroline Sheridan Norton

 

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

Zinnia

Zinnia

Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

Lobelia

Lobelia

Chrysanthemum

Aster

Aster

Aster

Goldenrod

“Putting in effort is like sowing seeds. Initially nothing appears to be happening. But one day, you will stand back and gaze at the amazing life you’ve created.”

Lets Sew Quilt Along Layout

I am happy to say that I have all 13 blocks from the Lets Sew Quilt Along sewn together!

Before the deadline of September 23rd!

My version is 65″ x 67″…a pretty good size…not so much a wall hanging.  I’ve taken an indoor photo so you can get an idea of how big it is.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I made a big cutting error when I cut more of the black and white tiles. I cut them bigger than the size that I had planned for.

I was in a hurry.  I am absolutely sure that had nothing to do with the error!

I imagined Tim Gunn looking over my shoulder.

Keep calm and carry on.

Make it work.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I think I might need lime around the outside.  I may be making one more border.  But that is not happening anytime soon.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I have a week off from work, and I am so looking forward to taking a trip!

Partners in Design

Sewing Machine Block

Quilters Mug Block

Ruler Block

Spinning Spools Block

Quilt Shop Block and Segment 1 Wrap Up

Binding Clips

A Pressing Issue (Iron) Block

Tomato Pincushion

In Stitches Block and Segment 2 Wrap Up

Buttons Block

By the Bolt

Rotary Cutter

Who’s Got the Thimble Block and Segment 3 Wrap Up

Lets Sew Quilt Along Layout

A Stroll in the Garden

Flowers don’t tell, they show – Stephan Skeem

 

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change – Buddha

 

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Gooseneck Loosestrife

Garden Visitor

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox

Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia

Autumn Joy Sedum

Autumn Joy Sedum

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. – Jim Carrey

A Stroll in the Garden

“But flowers feed our soul in a different way. They remind us of a God who creates beautiful things and takes notice of the tiniest detail”
― Tricia Goyer, A Christmas Gift for Rose

 

“Buying flowers is not just a way to bring home beauty. It’s an expression of confidence that better days are coming. It’s a defiant finger in the face of those naysayers who would have you believe your fortunes will never improve.”
― Pearl Cleage, Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do

 

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Lily

Lily

Liatris

Liatris

Hosta

Hosta

Transparent Apple

Transparent Apple

Pear

Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia and Liatris

“I’m on the side of whatever keeps the flowers growing.”
― Marty Rubin

Lets Sew Quilt Along Layout

I have started to sew together the quilt blocks from the Lets Sew Quilt Along into a flimsy.

The deadline is September 23.  I don’t think that I am going to make the deadline, but I am giving it a shot.

I’ve chosen to border the sewing machine block with black and white tiles.

You can see my inspiration from this post, where I share my sewing studio makeover (How can it be seven years ago already?).

So here is what I have accomplished so far:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

To join in the fun, visit Partners in Design.

Sewing Machine Block

Quilters Mug Block

Ruler Block

Spinning Spools Block

Quilt Shop Block and Segment 1 Wrap Up

Binding Clips

A Pressing Issue (Iron) Block

Tomato Pincushion

In Stitches Block and Segment 2 Wrap Up

Buttons Block

By the Bolt

Rotary Cutter

Who’s Got the Thimble Block and Segment 3 Wrap Up

A Stoll in the Garden

“You’ve got to plant flowers in the center of your soul if you want to bloom.”
― Melody Lee, Vine: Book of Poetry

 

“Everyone wants the scent of flowers, but few dirty their hands to cultivate them.” ― Agusto Cury

 

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Lily

Lily

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox

Cosmos

Cosmos

Liatris

Liatris

Liatris

Deer and Transparent Apple

“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed. They’re meant to be loved & admired.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

Lets Sew Quilt Along Segment 3 Wrap Up

Block 13 of Segment 3 of the Lets Sew Quilt Along QAL is called Who’s Got the Thimble? and is designed by April Adams of Janda Bend Quilts.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

This was a fun and easy block to make!  The shelves of colorful thimbles are a great addition to this quilt along!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

And I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the resident feline made off with the missing thimble!

To wrap up Segment 3, participants are asked to show a photo of our four blocks together. 

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Next up, setting all thirteen blocks together into a flimsy!

To join in the fun, visit Partners in Design.

Sewing Machine Block

Quilters Mug Block

Ruler Block

Spinning Spools Block

Quilt Shop Block and Segment 1 Wrap Up

Binding Clips

A Pressing Issue (Iron) Block

Tomato Pincushion

In Stitches Block and Segment 2 Wrap Up

Buttons Block

By the Bolt

Rotary Cutter