Tuesday, 11 September 2018
new winter project?
You already know how much fun I had making Gardenhurst, one of Irene Blanck's designs.
When I finished it, I sent a picture of it to Irene,
and she was very kind to include it in her post, which you can read here.
When I was making Gardenhurts from Irene's book "Focus on Applique", I kept seeing a picture of "Awakening" at the start of the book, which was one Irene's earlier quilts.
I love this design, and I knew it would be my next big project. But the pattern is not included in the book, and I it doesn't seem to be anywhere for sale. So I contacted Irene directly, and she kindly made more copies and ......
it arrived in the post this week!
So, this will be my big project for this winter.
I have no idea at this point about the colour scheme for it. I have been very good this year using fabrics from my stash as much as possible, but I will go shopping for this one! There are so many new fabrics around, something might inspire.
The colours are slowly changing in our garden.
Most of plants survived the hot summer and have recovered,
and there still is lots of colour around.
Specially the dark leaf dahlias are doing very well right now;
the bees are loving them.
A new clematis planted this week against the garage wall;
it should look really nice next summer.