"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quilts and Flowers

My guild’s quilt show was this weekend, and although it’s a relatively small show, there was some incredible talent on display.  This was probably my favorite.


The detail on this quilt was amazing.  The dancer was so detailed that she had painted fingernails and toenails, and was wearing a tiny diamond earing. 

The quilting on this next quilt fascinated me.








Some of the other pictures I took for inspiration for the future.


There were a few vendors at the show, and I may have purchased a small amount of fabric.  I’ve really been doing very well this year with only using fabric in my stash, but I felt the need to enhance that stash just a little.  I had heard that there was a really nice wool vendor, but they apparently

packed up at the end of the day on Saturday.  What a disappointment.  I guess I’ll just have to place another order with my friend Cathi at Shakerwood Woolens.

When I got home this afternoon, I spent some time in my front yard taking photos of our flowers.  Mr. QD loves flowers, and we have a very nice selection of bulbs in the Spring.



Last weekend, we took a drive looking for wildflowers.  DH got a tip about a field of flowers that we just had to see!









Mother Nature is giving us a real treat after the long hard winter!

If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know that I LOVE SPRING!!

When not taking pictures of flowers, I’ve been working like crazy on a baby quilt for a coworker.  I took this picture a week ago, and I’ve added a lot of embroidery since then.  I was hoping to get it finished today, but I’m not quite there.

Stay tuned….Sunny



  1. Wow Sunny such lovely quilts thankyou for sharing and I love bulbs too they look amazing.xx

  2. I wish I would have known there was a quilt show. I would have loved to see those quilts in person. That first one is stunning !

  3. Thank you for the quilt show! What beautiful quilts. There are a lot of talented quilters in your guild! Thank you also for the 'flower show". We won't be seeing blooms here for a while yet. I enjoyed seeing yours!

  4. So many beautiful quilts thanks for sharing. Also the flower garden looks stunning !!!

  5. Oh Peggy, I love it all. Georgeous quilts,yes the dancer one i amazing, and great flowers, I`m a Blue Flower fan :-)

  6. What a lovely post Sunny. Full so beautiful quilts and flowers.. Of course the Tulips are my favourites...

  7. Thanks for sharing the quilt show , it looks wonderful . The baby quilt is sweet can't wait yo see what you added . I enjoyed seeing your spring flowers , so pretty !

  8. I love your baby quilt that you are working on and the flowers are so pretty.

    The guild show looks like it was great fun too.

  9. What talent--and just were is the picture of your purchases???
    love spring too and those flowers are just lovely--
    can't wait to see the finished baby quilt!!
    and our day trip is all figured out for the end of May!!!!!
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  10. Beautiful quilts - I love that one that was your favourite, too - and the rest as well :-) Your bulbs are gorgeous - we don't do tulips well up north where I live so I always enjoy seeing photos of them! Your baby quilt is going to be lovely - looking forward to seeing more of it!

  11. Sweet, sweet baby quilt...and I love your flower pictures. blessings, marlene

  12. Wow what a lot of quilting talent there........thanks for sharing and also thanks for sharing your flower photos.....they are absolutely gorgeous! Lucky you! Will you show us the baby quilt when you are finished? It already looks great but would love to see it with the added embroidery.

  13. People are just so very talented...I think that the first one is my favourite too.

  14. Wow, so many gorgeous quilts. The jig saw stitching is totally cool!

  15. I'm with your husband--love, love, love flowers! Luckily I can get them to grow in my relatively shady yard. Not vegetables though.

    I like the simple patchwork of the baby quilt. Did you embroider in the white blocks?

    The show looked like it was fun!

  16. Sunny I always love to see your garden, I am not a gardener at all but I do love to look at the work of clever people like you & MrQD!!
    As for those quilts at the show, I love them all, but the painted fingernails & pretty earring get my vote!

  17. Great quilts at the show. I t may have been small but it looks lovely.
    Spring really has arrived you see those beautiful flowers. Enjoy the warmer days.
    Good luck finishing the baby quilt.

  18. A wonderful show Sunny! I like the dancing lady too on the first quilt you shared. Shhh...Spring! It was too long in coming.

  19. Your tulips are just gorgeous. Love the quilts at your guild show. And, I think a little fabric to add to the stash is fine once in awhile.

  20. great looking quilts. I am going to miss seeing Cathi at our quilt show too. I was hoping to get some wool.

  21. Beautiful quilts and flowers! So pretty and colorful... here the leaves have started changing color and are falling off the branches, pretty in a different way to spring :) xxx


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