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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

At last, spring!

Hi everybody, thanks so much for your good wishes yesterday about the BB contest, it means a lot to me  :o)

Well, here we are in the merry, merry month of May, can you believe it?  Where did January through April go?? 

Years and years and years ago I bought two azalea bushes - one red and one white - and planted them in my front yard fairly close together.  Well, as you can guess they got friendly with each other and both turned pink with pleasure (or embarrassment?).  One of them died but the other one lived and is in bloom now...
This is what it looked like when I got home from the quilt show the other day; since it's only pretty one week out of the year I thought I'd better get a shot while I could...

The picture immediately above was taken looking down at the bush from my front porch; the color looks a deeper shade of pink on this side.  In reality, the color is a sort of rusty pink, hard to describe.  If I remembered to feed it spring and fall, I'd have a fuller bush.

Speaking of the quilt show, I bought a yard cut of this village scene by Timeless Treasures from the Fabric Peddler...
The design runs the full width (42") of the fabric, I'll have fun using this one!  Click on them, you just have to see them close up!  Here's a piece of companion fabric I bought...

Sometimes I don't like to use the "companion" fabric with the main piece, somehow it looks too "pat" and put together for my taste.  Like somebody sat down and decided, "okay, this one goes with this one, and if you put them together with this one, you'll have a perfectly coordinated finished product!"  I'd rather do my own thing. so chances are 10-to-1 that I won't use this piece along with the village scene.  It's pretty, though.

That's all for now, I just wanted to show off my lovelies, which is always fun! Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. THese are very pretty and I look forward to how you play with them.

  2. Should make a stunning wall hanging, or quilt, or whatever you decide..so many possibilities...

  3. Hi! Your fabric finds look fun! I don't always use companion prints if it looks too matchey-matchey. Unless I am playing with charm squares. Otherwise, when I just have one or two, I have difficulty limiting myself to a just a few fabrics, so I tend toward a busy scrap look...in which case the companion print just blends in with the others!

    Deb at clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

  4. I can see not just one quilt in here but several and a lot of inspiration. You are a winner any way you look at it!

  5. Hello Linda, we live on the coast...so azalea's would not survive in my garden....yours is beautiful.....unusual fabric looking forward to seeing what you make with it....Regards, Lyn


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