Thursday, August 4, 2011

Seeing Stars

It has taken me half way through the day to get this post done because that's how long it has taken me to complete the next two blocks in the quilt-along.   Evening Star is on the left and the Rocky Road to Kansas is on the right.  Both were paper pieced.  While this is not my favorite way to quilt, it does ensure seam accuracy and block size are correct.  Tomorrow is the last block in the series and then I need to figure out how I will set the blocks.  I'd like to make it king-size for my bed.

I picked up these pretties yesterday for a project I'm going to start for my daughter's birthday in September.  It's fun picking out fabric for her because she likes the more modern fabric while I remain in love with Lecien.  From aqua dot up they are :

Luna for Maywood Studio
Lennika for Free Spirit
Central Park for Moda
Front Row for Westminster Fibers
Central Park for Moda

I took a step outside a few minutes ago to take a picture of the Lime Light hydrangea that grows by the garage.  It is very overcast today so it's not as bright as I would like the picture to be.  The bush is growing like crazy this summer.  I wish you could smell it.  From just about anywhere in the yard the scent can be found.

Always be certain to read and believe the tag that comes with the plant.  When they said it would grow between 8-10 feet tall, they meant it.  It's such a delight to me.  Hope everyone is having a good day.  Sweet blessings!



  1. Oh my goodness! Those blocks are beautiful! I wasn't even blog hopping, but caught sight of my reader app and had to come check them out!

  2. Both of your blocks are beautiful! Love the fabrics you used. And, speaking of fabric, just love the new purchases.
    I have not ever seen that variety of hydrangea - it is gorgeous!!

  3. Lovely blocks and paper piecing is not my favorite method either.

    That is a gorgeous hydrangea! What a treasure :)

  4. Sweet blocks as always! Our hydrangea is struggling in this NC heat:( Yours is spectacular!!

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  5. Renee those colors are so beautiful. I need you to be with me when I pick always seems so definite to me. Struggle...I am giggling over your bush. I just planted a snowball viburnum. It is very similar to yours in growth and bloom. My husband and I planted it so far away from the corner of the house the kids thought we were nuts...I sent them off to read the tag...enjoy...Renee

  6. Love the Rocky Road to Kansas! This quilt will be beautiful!
    Your hydrangea is stunning...mine was aweful this year due to the dry beginning of summer!
    Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

  7. More beautiful blocks. I just love the fabrics you've used and will be waiting to see how you set them to make a quilt big enough for your bed. Your new fabric purchase is very pretty too. I love both the vintage look of your blocks and the newer. There are just so many great fabrics out right now. The designers are so talented.
    Your hydragea is amazing. I always thought my favorites were blue, but now think it's white.

  8. Your quilt blocks are really cute. I wouldn't have wanted to try sewing them without paper!

  9. Oh my these hydrangeas make me soooo happy...we are just planting a this is so hard to choose a colour. xoxoxo

  10. Good to know! I am planning to spruce up our yard this coming spring and have my designs on some hydrangea bushes. I will have to double check their expected height info for sure now! Your flowers and your quilts squares are certainly lovely. Happy weekending!

    P.S. I have a giveaway going now through tomorrow. ;-)


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