I don’t seem to be able to stop thinking about gardens, even when the weather turns cold and damp, but at least I can stay warm with virtual gardening.
I love that interlocking border, which I think was designed several years ago at a quilt exhibition when I was demonstrating some of the things I could do with Electic Quilt, and spending lots of time catching up with fellow quilters.
Another interesting effect around the centre block.
Third time playing with those same blocks, with no central feature. Probably better for a tablecloth rather than a bed quilt, though the table would have to be tall to show off the outer borders.
I will never have a garden as grand as these designs, but at least my real flowers have perfume.
Spending time in the garden is often spent looking for a fork, trowel, spade and sometimes even the wheelbarrow … I suspect the gnomes may have something to do with assorted tools not being where I can see and reach them … it has nothing to do with me leaving them behind when I move from point A to point B!
I enjoy playing with quilt designs in Electric Quilt, but when it comes to starting a new project in the real world it is so hard to decide which variation of a design to make, and even harder to not make changes once I start cutting and sewing.
Perhaps I can blame the gnomes for moving things around on the cutting table too!
Another nice gardening day coming up, and I hope I don’t find blocks of concrete a couple of inches below ground level today! Much easier to play in dirt planting irises, and I am sure the plants will grow much better!
Lots of space to quilt! I think I would basically cross hatch, but add a few flying birds swooping and gliding over the surface.
No birds on the second design, but the little fountains and the apple trees are sure to attract them sometime.
Again, lots of space to quilt, and once again I would keep it simple, with straight lines echoing those narrow borders, and yes, those birds would be flying around.
The last couple of days I have noticed a lot of birds flying around in addition to the few small birds which fly around the garden catching insects every day, but no photos because I had been playing in the dirt and the camera was safely inside. To cap it off, yesterday as I stepped outside for the first time a kookaburra laughed at me from the top of the tv antennae still standing at the edge of the back verandah.
Yesterday I shared designs from a similar project file to the one I am using today, and commented that it was to brighten the day … it worked, and I spent pretty much all day in the garden playing in the dirt! Started some projects I hope to finish today, but hopefully the sunshine will ease the aches and pains while I am out there!
Despite the fun and happy colours, I much prefer to live with comparatively muted colours in the house, but like a colourful garden.