Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cutting the Blocks----


Last night I completed step two of the Love...Mamie quilt.  My fabrics are picked out and now they are cut out as well. This is a big step for me.  I love fabric for the sheer beauty of it.  Cutting into it is huge for me.  Yes I know-- if I use it-- I'll enjoy it more often, but I never want it wasted.  And there's nothing to cure a bad day at work like a stack of a couple of fat quarters sitting on the cornerof your desk.

Nightly I make rounds outside with the pups and I thought I show a couple of pictures.

This is a basket of Sweet potato vines and petunias.  There's a volunteer chrysanthemum that came back from last year that I couldn't bear to pull up.  If it can survive a U.P.winter is deserves another chance to produce flowers.

This is on my bird feeder post.  Looks like LSU flowers for my family back in Louisiana.

Time to get ready for work....Hopefully more quilting tonight....


9 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Your flowers are doing so much better than mine. Do you feed them anything special? Love your colors for the Mamie quilt. It's going to be wonderful.

Karen said...

You twirled those pieces so pretty and laid squares so nice and orderly. Makes for a nice picture.

Colleen said...

Hello Mel! Just catching up with your blog. I love your new project. Those fabrics are so yummy! Just perfect :o) We are getting slammed with heat down here today. Today is a day when I wished I lived in Canada!

Sue said...

Very awesome, Melanie! And I love the flower photos. Yours look like they're getting more water than ours down here :)

Carrie P. said...

Beautiful fabrics and flowers.

Carol said...

Love your fabrics all cut up and looking pretty there! Have fun! Your flower pictures are beautiful!

Muddling Through said...

Looks like you're going to have fun playing with those fabrics! And everything looks so pretty and green there. It's very dry here. And hot. Ah, summer in the south.

Lori said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and so are your fabrics! Have fun with both!

Lori said...

Your flowers and fabrics are both gorgeous! Have fun with both!