Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Stroll In the Garden

I forgot to get photos of my red and yellow tulips this year. These purple tulips are the last ones that bloom and the crop this year was magnificent. I kept them well sprayed so the deer would not get at them and I ended up with a bumper tulip crop.

I love the touches of blue when you peer deep inside the open blooms.

And I think the remains of the tulip head, after the colorful petals have fallen away, is just as beautiful. Hmmmm, I may sketch some of these and make a stamp or something.

The last couple of days or so I haven't been able to do much in the studio. Hubby has been home and has been keeping me busy with outdoor projects. When I do find a few minutes here and there I've been sewing on the following small quilt. All my other projects require too much time commitment and so this is the only thing I've been able to work on that helps keep my creative side happy.

I used some non-traditional quilting fabrics in some of these quilt blocks. I'm only going to do the nine blocks on this as shown above and I plan to add a border yet. I want to hand quilt this one.