This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

~A Gardener's Journal......Block I~

Wow how excited am I
Block I is now complete and all I have to do now is join it to Block H and then onto the rest of the quilt top!!!!!!!

3 lovely gals standing alone

framed by florals and paisleys

Birds in the Tree......I loved doing this one

and now surrounded by more florals and paisleys

Joined together

I had cut out a blue paisley for the inner border but not sure whether to use it?

Close up

Originally I thought I would use a red border

but not sure now
I'll put it all together and then I'll be back to show you and see what you think

Thank you so much Chooky and the Stitch-a-long gang for continued encouragement......I am loving doing this quilt

I did get a bit more of chance this week to work on this as I put a chisel through the top part of my hand whilst doing some work at my local theatre which necessitated 'glueing' instead of stitching
Luckily there was a Doctor in the House

Then a tenanus shot and then I had to lay low for a while whilst Hubby took over caring duties
Luckily the injured hand was the 'holding hand' so it worked out well and I got some respite to boot

So now I'm off to play with the borders......Dzintra


Margaret said...

I liked these ladies while I was stitching I could see someone who fitted the lady on the right. Your quilt is going to look so bright.

Susan said...

It's looking good with the darker and brighter fabrics. I see what you mean about the border, maybe a plainer blue to contrast against the paisleys. Love the GJ stitcheries.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, a tetenus shot!!! But you are feeling better my dear? IT LOOKS LIKE IT for this piece is just precious, just BEAUTIFUL! Oh, be well today my sweet friend! Anita

Annie said...

Love your blocks beautiful - hope the hand is healing....what a wombat thing to do xoxoxox

Lynn said...

Beautiful stitching!!
I love the fabrics you are using too.
I just got a tetanus too for a nasty splinter that I had to have removed. I think it had been 20 years since my last one, so I was probably due.

Terry said...

Did you know all the ladies were styled after the staff at the stor? Very loosely. You quilt is so much fun. Keep going.

Kath said...

OUCH! that must have been painful! What a pair we are, I had my gall bladder removed last week LOL

Loving this quilt, I would be terrified to put it on the bed as Husband has been known to slop coffee on the covers :-O

I will be very interested to see what you decide about the borders. I was wondering about the red then the blue...

Hope you're on the mend nw :-)

Simone de Klerk said...

Pretty - pretty - pretty
Well done, Dzintra!!!
Glad your hand is doing so much better. Your husband is a darling!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a gorgeous project and you're so close to finishing. Enjoy putting it all together!! I love the daffodils in the 3 ladies block, the patterns have such lovely details.

Sue said...

This quilt is looking gorgeous, love your colours. I hope the wound is healing nicely.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Oh those gals look divine, surrounded by the garden. It is coming along so well, can't wait to see all the blocks together.

Can't believe that you stabbed yourself with a chisel, sounds very painful. Hope it is healing well.Apparently Tetanus shots only last 5 years.

Happy days.

Deb R said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous...beautiful colours Dzintra!

Palomasea said...

I hope your hand is healing well, dear friend! How are you feeling?

This is SO charming...beautiful work, dearest Dzintra! The colors are so lovely and soothing.

And you see dolphins near your home??? What a blessing!
Love to you across the seas... :)
- Irina

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