"Whatever your hands find to do, verily do it with all your might" Ecclesiastes 9-10

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A SWEET MIDSUMMER EVENING...

It's 8 pm and it's been a wonderful sunny day...


A giant hydrangea falls asleep in our garden...



Our neighbour farmer has mown the meadow, for the livestock this winter...


And I cut these bright colorful flowers for my next quilt :
"Blooming Roses"- a Pat Sloan pattern - Aren't they gorgeous ? I had soooo much fun !
(Thanks Kairle -"Happy Valley Quilter", and Gail - "Quite Quilted", for having shared the pattern, and Julie - "Feeling Simply Quilty", for the inspiration - have a look at her 26th June post !)


These are the fabrics I chose for the backgrounds....
I must say that taking some pictures really helps making a selection !

A bonus : flowers + backgrounds are all from my stash ! Yeaaah......(A local quilt shop closed for vacations is a good way to bust the stash!)

I also managed to stitch 2 additional "Little Sweethearts" blocks, but that will be for next post... HeeHee...

GRATITUDES

- A delightful quiet summer day,

- My youngest daughter, Laura, sitting by my side while I was cutting fabrics,

- No ironing today, (Ha !)

- Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey on TV, tonight

- A nice phone call...

QUOTE FOR TODAY

A fat quarter is not a body part...

(smiles!)

22 comments:

  1. Your flower blocks are going to be so beautiful. And that hydrangea is wonderful. Mine are a very light blue this summer.

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  2. Gorgeous hydrangea....I love the color. Your roses are fabulous....can't wait to see your sweethearts.

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  3. What a beautiful hydrangea and the flower blocks are going to be stunning!

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  4. You are always so happy seeming Nadine. And full of wonderful projects underway.

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  5. Your blooming roses is going to be so wonderful on that background. Love the pink/lilac version you are making. Have Laura tried to sew anything yet. My DD is working on a quilt now. Bought the backing and borders yesterday. She would not use anything in my stash, it did not match :)

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  6. Thanks for your comment on my blog.I'm happy.Have a good summer.Ciao

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  7. Love those flower blocks and those fabrics for the backgrounds r just gorgeous!!!

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  8. Your hydrangea is gorgeous! The flowers for the quilt are just as stunning! Can't wait to see it. This is like a 3 dimensional quilt if I remember correctly?

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  9. The hydrangea is beautiful. I could only have one that lovely if I bought a silk one at the store. I have a brown thumb! :-)

    The blooming flowers look so sweet and pretty. What a delightful project to enjoy. And, more enjoyable with your DD sitting with you.

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  10. LOVE your Pat Sloan flowers...she'd be delighted, I'm sure!

    You must have a garden that's as lovely as you, Nadine! ;-)

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  11. Such a pretty Hydrangea. We used to have a lovely hydrangea bush at our other house - and I quite miss it. I took two flowers before we moved (5 years ago) and they are dried and in a vase in my bathroom. They are quite brown now.

    I saw that Blooming Roses pattern, it is a lovely pattern. It looks like a great way to use up your stash. Do you just cut the flower out wonky the way you want or does it actually come with a pattern for cutting them?

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  12. I love all of your flower parts aligned and ready for you to use them. Your choice of colors is great and I can't wait to see what this will look like. The hydrangea is too
    gorgeous for words. Good work using your stash fabrics!

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  13. What a beautiful hydrangea. I wish I could grow them here. :-(

    I can't wait to see your flowers onces they're stitched up!

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  14. Hello Nadine! Darlene told me to come and visit you, because you are such a lovely person to know. It took me awhile to get here, and I picked the perfect time, I'm thinkin'.
    Your hydrangea is beautiful - I have several bushes around my house - two are the color of yours, one is white and the other is pink. I think they are such a beautiful plant.
    Your Pat Sloan flowers are gorgeous! I can't wait to see the quilt as it's coming together - your fabric choices will look beautiful together.
    I shall return to visit often!

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  15. You are back, yeah!!
    Those roses look like about the only ones i would be willing to next attempt, v.cute! Tracey

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  16. I have lots of hydrangea's in my garden and I love them all. Your picture is fabulous!.

    The quilt is going to be gorgeous, can't wait to see more.

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  17. Trying to get back into the blog world! You've been busy I see! Love the looks of your flowers so far! Can't wait to see it all done!

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  18. Those flowerblocks are going to be stunning! I've read about your vacation and looked at your wonderful photos, looks like you had a wonderful time. Didn't you just love San Marino? Last time I was there DD was one year old, and I had to push her all the way to the top in her stroller- talk about a workout LOL Such a wonderful part of Italy to visit though.

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  19. I am anxious to see this quilt. Looks intriguing

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  20. The flowers are lovely, I can't wait to see the quilt.

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  21. Your flower blocks are beautiful. They look like tissue paper. Very pretty.

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  22. I do like your quotes! Do you mind if I use some of them in my blog?

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Thanks a bunch for your comments, they just make my day !