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A Stroll in the Garden

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

 

“A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy.
Rumer Godden found in Power of Simple Living by Ellyn Sanna”
― Rumer Godden

 

liatris

liatris

liatris

Phlox

flower

heliopsis

heliopsis

coneflower

deer

deer

deer

A Stroll in the Garden

Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips.

 

Daisy

Lily

clematis

larkspur

phlox

yarrow

rose

hollyhock

Peace Rose

lily

A Stroll in the Garden

I like gardening — it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. — Alice Sebold

 

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. — Greek proverb

 

Delphinium

Lily

Lily

Lily

Peace Rose

rose

daisy

clematis

coral bell

A Stroll in the Garden

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin

 

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. — May Sarton

 

Peace Rose

Rose

Cornflower

Delphinium

Rose

Rose

Lily

Clematis

Lily

Lily

 

RSC18 June

So Scrappy announced the Rainbow Scrap colors of the month as aqua and turquoise.

I think my blocks are more of a teal since the blues have a green tinge to them, but they look good:

RSC18 June

I am following a two self-imposed rules. 

I intend to use scraps only; I don’t want to cut into yardage for these blocks. 

I am also using a dark, medium and light version of the color of the month.  This is so I can play with value.  This gives me the opportunity to see how the blocks differ depending upon where the value is placed.  Hopefully, I am learning how to look at a block in different ways.

As blocks are added, I am getting excited about the Squared Away Sampler!

I am considering an on point setting with narrow sashing and cornerstones, but haven’t made up my mind yet.  I will wait and see what So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter have in store for us.

RSC18 June

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with pink and rose this month!

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler  project click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  No need to make the 5″ block size that I am making.  Perhaps you want to make a 20″ block or something in between!

Learn about a variety of blocks, use those scraps and have fun!

How about a stroll in the garden?

Flower Garden

Rose

Peony

Foxglove

Allium

 

A Walk in the Garden

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

 Crabapple

 Pear

 Pear

 Transparent Apple

 Transparent Apple

Primrose Lilac

Geranium

Narcissus

Euphorbia-Candytuft

 Miniature Iris

 Creeping Phlox

*Clicking on a photo will show an enlarged view with the name of the plant.

Tulips and Forsythia

I am privileged to spend the entire day with friends.  We are going to the big city, Spokane, to shop and eat together. 

To top off the day, we are very excited to attend the Washington State Quilters guild meeting.  Ellen Anne Eddy is the guest speaker.  I have admired her work for years!

Here is spring eye candy from my garden:

Forsythia

Pink Tulips

Red Tulips