(My husband made me a special watering system to make it easy so I can still enjoy some flowers, so all I need to do is turn the right switches.)
Well, when I heard about this hop.....I had to join in. I grabbed my graft paper and pencil and came up with this:
I decided to use my yellow rose printed fabric. Since I knew it would be all yellow and green, I decided to add some rose applique in the center.
Then I drew my rosed that I wanted. I started with an 8 inch square on my paper. Then I drew my roses where I wanted them placed in the block. This way I can cut my applique pieces out, lay the white block on top of the pattern and place the pieces where I drew them. Now all the blocks will be exactly the same.
Then I started making my blocks. I just loved this fabric. The roses are so dainty and neat. I added some dark green here and there to set the quilt off.
I made 4 of these blocks:
I made 12 of these blocks and fussy cut the center:
12 of these blocks:
Then 12 of these blocks, again I fussy cut the centers.
Then I made my applique blocks, 4 blocks of roses with a butterfly:
Then I made 5 of the circle of Primrose. I appliqued them all on with
my machine using monofilament thread.
After all 9 applique blocks are sewn on, I added some embroidery
to each block to help show off the flowers.
Then squared them an 8 1/2 inch block.
Time to put all the blocks together in the order I wanted them.
Oh, then the boarder...wanted to do something different.
I came up with this. I made 4 of these:
I added them to the center of each boarder to look like
the blocks flow into my boarder.
I did put a 3 inch green boarder all around the outside.
AND HERE IT IS:
Total size is 70" X 70"
Then I decided to draw some different rose buds.
Every Anniversary since we were married (38 years) my husband would get me a dozen of red roses. (He is the best) So I made a small wall hanging:
I didn't stop there....I made a large bouquet of different colored roses:
I also made a special bag for a special little girl.
Our niece and her family are coming down here to visit us in June. (can't wait)
Their daughter is 11 and would like me to teach her how to quilt.
So I got special fabric and have a cute little quilt pattern she will like.
But to put it in, I made this tote for her:
On the front pocket I put a flower, bee and her name.
Oh, what fun this hop is, I just love seeing all these beautiful flowers. I am now going to pour myself a cup of coffee, and one for you, Cause I hope you come along and join me in checking out all the beautiful flowered projects. Here is todays list:
BUT DON'T FORGET THE REST:
What? A giveaway? Oh, why of course!
I am have this DVD from The Electric Company with over 800 patterns and designs to complete your quilts for one lucky person:
This giveaway is open to everyone no matter were you live. Just make sure I can contact you. The winner will be announced on June 5th. So I wish you ALL luck. I have this program and I use it a lot, it is great! I enjoy picking out different patterns from it for my quilts.
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE and don't forget to check out the rest of the hop. I promise you will enjoy it.
To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http. ://janesquilting.com