Experiments with a baby blanket

Here is a wee project I have been working on in between other things: the diamond shaped baby quilt. I found the pattern online, on this site, and it was pretty easy to follow (except at the end where you are…

Marigolds - Flower Power

Marigold is the color of my  best washing-up gloves. I know that because it says so in the packet. The only thing I can think of when I hear the word Marigold is gloves, but I do love that color,…

Rose - Flower Power

The rose block was probably the most enjoyable to do so far in this quilt, probably due to the fact that I had struggled with previous applique methods before, so this one in comparison was plain sailing. I wasn’t convinced…

Aster - Flower Power

Tricky, tricky Aster. Encouraged by my latest Flower Power block, the milkweed, I proceeded to make the Aster block. I wanted to use orange and blue, like Jane Zillmer did, but a couple of things went wrong. First my orange…

Bennington, Vermont

Last Thursday I did something very unusual for me. I got in the car and I drove a total of 275 miles to see a quilt. That’s the crazy way of looking at it, and that’s what it was. But let me try…

Milkweed - Flower Power

The second block that I made from the Flower Power quilt by Jane Zillmer was the milkweed. I found out that milkweed is called “aldodoncillo” in Spanish (a new word for me). I also found out that if you google “algodoncillo”…

Carnation block - Flower Power

I don’t know much about flowers, but I surely know about carnations. For some reason they remind me of Spain, red carnations that is. I remember seeing them on girls and women dressed up in Andalusian costumes, especially on their…