Sunday, April 9, 2017

SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

I don't know about you but I am awfully tired of showing my current project so instead of 
Sweetly Surrendering to that path, I have decided to show you a quilt I finished a few years ago.



This quilt is from a Pearl Pereira pattern called Pearl's Garden. The border is my design-I wanted to add a lattice look to the garden-as well as the beehive.  The pattern had a lot of intricate applique work with thin curvy stems and leaves as well as some reverse applique.  I used batiks as these have a painterly look with a lot of color variation.  One difficult part was 4 blocks composed mainly of green. A lot of searching was necessary to find contrasting and complimentary greens.  Below are some detail shots.














This Garden quilt was fun to make with the challenging applique, the embroidery, and the lettering. The quilt measures about 40x50 inches.

A SMALL PEEK...

I spent the week on the borders of Sweet Surrender.   Lots of new leaves etc were made and right now the elements are just pinned together.  I will probably make some changes but hope to have all appliqued pieces sown this week.  So here is a peek to give you an idea of the direction this quilt is taking.


We had a hellacious storm last week.  It knocked down some limbs from the trees and I found this along with the other fallen limbs.
 The holes were made by woodpeckers.  The holes go in about 3 inches and then turn upwards.  I am going to make a birdfeeder out of this log by filling the holes with gooey birdfeed made of lard, seeds, raisins, cranberries etc.  This mixture gets stuffed into the holes for the birds which climb the sides of trees like woodpeckers and nuthatches.  The log is a bit fragile so maybe I will mount it on a 1x4 to stabilize it and provide a secure way to hang the log.

AND NOW.....
YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN!


A 650 foot tunnel in Shenyang, China covered in living lavender to provide a lovely, harmonious, and delightfully fragrant escape from the everyday.

Happy quilting!


I am linking up with:

Slow Stitching Sunday, Bambi's Blog,Patchwork Times,  Em's Scrapbag, BOMS,
Esther's Wow, Let's Bee Social,Whoop Whoop, and Off the Wall Friday.           

23 comments:

  1. wow so much close work on those blocks love all your greens, they bring they bring the veggies to life.

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  2. Whoa -- your garden quilt is yummy!! Did you use all batik prints? It's really rich and dimensional! I love the 'zen' wall! I bet it smells fabulous!! :)

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  3. So many different techniques to master on your garden quilt.
    I want to go in that lavender tunnel!!

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  4. Beautiful garden quilt! The border leaves on SS are fantastic!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt. What a treasure. I could smell the lavender just looking at the picture. It must have been quite an experience for those who went inside.

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  6. That Zen moment is a marvel. What a gorgeous quilt! How did you do the lettering? SS keeps amazing me.

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  7. Your appliqued quilt is so pretty. Unfortunately, your Zen moment would be an headache nightmare for me as I am allergic to most floral scents including lavender. It does look very pretty though.

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  8. Love those border applique vines and blooms. Beautiful!

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  9. Your garden quilt is wonderful. Excellent fabric choices. And your stitching done so well. I like the lattice border too.

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  10. Wow, your veggie quilt is amazing. You spent many many happy hours on that! Love the lavendar tunnel--or is it wisteria?

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  11. In which I say once again what a master of applique you are Pam. This quilt is amazing. Thanks for showing the closeups of the work.

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  12. Thank you for your cooperation linking and inspiration Show and Tell Monday! Happy Easter / Bambi Hug

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  13. Well, that is lovely to see your blast from the past quilt.
    There is so much work in it, and I adore veggies.

    Every now and then I see a quilt I made and gave away before blogging, and wish for a good photo I could share here as a record in my quilt journal. I have asked and asked... but once it's given away, it's given away.

    xoxo

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  14. Love,love your amazing Garden Quilt!
    The sneak peek at sweet surrender looks fabulous too.

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  15. Your Pearl's Garden is splendid! You chose the perfect quilting motif for it. :-)

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  16. Hi I am your newest follower. Love the Zen photos.... and your quilts are so unique. I will have to spend sometime on your past posts... you are a special and amazing person. Sew glad I found you!
    Julie

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  17. I love the additions to the border! The aqua vine is striking and the bright colors complement it so well!

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  18. Very fun to see an older project :) - your lattice border and beehive greatly enhanced it! That fallen woodpecker piece is awesome. Love your plans for it!

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  19. I just adore applique, and this is just lovely. Really nice use of batiks to give a lot of depth to your veggie garden.

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  20. The detail on your vegetables is amazing. The avocado: wow! And the veins on the beet leaves: totally impressive! Well, all of the blocks have so much detail. I know they required lots and lots of skill and a great creative eye!

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  21. I so enjoyed seeing your veggie quilt, so appropriate for spring. And that lavender tunnel, oh, my

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  22. Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!
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