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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.

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  1. Hello Radka,
    How dear of Irene to send you the copies of the great quilt. I'm looking forward to your new project.
    So slowly it's autumn, the flowers are fading, the leaves are beginning to fall...You're still showing beautiful flower pictures.DAnke.

    Greetings Klaudia

  2. Isn't Irene a lovely lady? I had the pleasure of meeting her once but I hope I can one day take one of her workshops too. Keeping my fingers crossed. Your Winter project looks great, I'm sure you will enjoy stitching it. What about Auntie Green's Garden? Have you decided against it or just postponed it? And yes, Autumn is definitely in the air although it's still quite warm during the day with almost 30 degrees today and tomorrow the forecast is 31! xx

  3. That looks like a great new project Radka, happy shopping! Great pictures of your lovely garden. xx

  4. I always enjoy seeing photos of your lovely garden. What a
    nice project the quilt is for you to get into now Autumn is with us. Enjoy!

  5. Lots of lovely colour in your garden still. Your new quilt looks as though it will be a fun project.

  6. How exciting! Your quilt is lovely. I love your new project too. Lots of prettiness still in your garden xx


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