Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Flowers of Friendship

Since I don't have a design wall, finding a place to layout a quilt for planning takes some invention. Since this is a "design as you go" project, I decided there was no better place to lay it out than on the bed! 

After text messages and pictures sent back and forth between Karleen and me, this is the design that I've selected. Karleen's computer expertise and experimentation on Quilt Pro for Mac were very helpful! It has figured the remaining yardage requirements and measurements for pieces. Pretty neat!

Since this is a work in progress, it has not yet been determined if a border or two will be added around the edge. I know this is all backwards, but I am having fun! Stay tuned!

 Although quilt designing and figuring had much of my attention, I took time to walk through the yard to see what flowers were in bloom. I was surprised at some that I found. For example, the little blue forget-me-nots always bloom earlier in the spring when I expect. I took pictures so you could enjoy them too! 

The Thundercloud plum was abuzz with happy bees!

I hope you have a wonderful day! May these flowers bring you more than a touch of cheer!

It's time for a cup of tea. Have you had yours today?


  1. Isn't it fun to walk in the yard this time of year and find surprises and delight? I just love your flowers, including the flowers of the quilt on your bed. It will be beautiful!

  2. Hey - it works - right! Have your hubby buy an 8 x 8 piece of plywood - have cut into (2) 4 x 8 pieces an them across saw horses to form a huge table for cutting. I had a ruffled curtain cottage business in the 70's into 80's and it worked fantastic for cutting up percale sheets to make the curtains. I AM SO SORRY I ever got rid of those!

  3. No, but I'm taking a nap instead of having the tea. I just sat down and caught you because I was so curious about the quilt. Lovely design you gals have worked up there! (Sometimes I do my quilt designs on the mosaic feature of Photoscape so I can appreciate how cool the special program must be!) It's going to be so pretty and, hopefully, it will tell you when it's finished.

  4. How I admire your quilt. The color blends are my cup of tea. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it. Your yard is welcoming Spring with lots of colors.

  5. I design ALL my quilts backwards! ;) Love what you came up with!

  6. So you are making a quilt. It's lovely! I don't sew at all. Such pretty blooms, too. We have dusty weather again -- everything is just rather drab and blah. Have a fabulous Friday! Tammy

  7. i don't have a design wall yet! I hope to when I get my room done. The bed works well! Fun to see what you're doing.

  8. Oh my GOODNESS, all those gorgeous flowers are out there? I'm jealous! We are still having snow flurries on and off here, and not a single flower outside in sight so yours were most welcome. Thanks for sharing.

    The quilt is going to be gorgeous.

    About ready to have my morning coffee. Take care. Susan

  9. Every quilter needs a friend like Karleen! I love seeing what your quilt will look like when it's finished! Inspiring - so I'd better dig out one of my unfinished quilts and get going! I loved walking through your yard to see what Spring has brought your way!

  10. You are so far ahead of us with flowers, but I did have a new early tulip today that bloomed. Soon, I think, soon we will have more.

  11. Thank you for your sweet comment. Great to see you quilting. I love the soft colors. The weather is still cold here for the time of the year. so we don't have so many flowers.I can't wait till the days are getting warmer.


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