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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


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...


- 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...


A fat quarter is not a body part...



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

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

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

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

  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 :)

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

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

  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?

  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.

  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! ;-)

  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?

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

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


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