Monday, July 25, 2011

Fantasy flowers

It's not hard to guess what I've been up to in the last week, or at least for a part of it.
I've reacquainted myself with my magic blinkers which had temporarily lost their magic powers.
There's been a fair bit of project rotation going on in my mind and it was time to settle back into some sort of order. I only had five Flower Garden blocks left to do and blow me down if I didn't manage to get four of them done, the last one is in progress.
Oops, I didn't mean for this one to grow a face, honestly it was an accident but it's staying as is for a laugh. Sometimes quilts should bring a smile.
I'm pretty sure I'll be renaming this quilt "Fantasy Garden"  If you'd like to stich or are stitching one of Kim McLean's patterns, we now have a system set up over at Glorious Applique to allow more contributors. Just send a request via email to me from here or over there.

See you again when I have something more to share, Janet

51 comments:

Janet said...

Your flower fantasy blocks are wonderful!! I especially like the leaves in the first one. The happy faces do make me smile. One more block - yeah!!

Donna~~ said...

Gorgeous--as always! And one more to go is amazing with all the other projects you've been working on--please lend me some of your energy!

Dixie said...

The fantasy flowers blocks look wonderful! The block with the face reminds me of those charming dancing vegetable stitcheries from the 1940s.

Annette said...

They are so beautiful. I could sit here and look at them for a long time. You do such great work with applique.

nicolette said...

Love your garden blocks! They are so cheerful!

Patchwork and Play said...

Fantastic Fantasy Garden, me thinks! just beautiful!

Jessica said...

They are stunning!

Shirley said...

Well done to you Janet. The blocks are looking great and think of the smile on someone's face when thay find that flower with the happy face. Quilting should be fun and is meant to be fun - who are the quilt police anyway. Your quilt, your rules.

Karen said...

Your applique is wonderful. I struggle with applique. I have a project that requires some applique and I have been putting it off for a VERY long time. However this week I cut out some of the applique shapes. One step closer. Just got to pull up my britches and do the actual stitching.

jean said...

Janet your blocks are gorgeous and I think the one with the face is hilarious, funny how we don't notice thes things until we photograph them. I am so glad you have decided to keep her I am sure she will continue to bring a smile to your face lol

Strega Bugiarda said...

bravissima, il mio sogno è poter imparare..
intanto mi riempio gli occhi con i tuoi fiori
complimenti

circle retreat quilter said...

Janet your blocks are just stunning and I love the little face on the 2nd block, it looks like pouty lips.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hi Janet,
You know how much I love these flowers!! I didn't notice the smiling face but now you say it.. but it works really well. The colours and fabrics are fantastic!! perfect for a fantasy garden,

ulaj said...

Kwiaty są cudowne. Wspaniały pomysł :)

Kathie said...

love that face!!!! glad your keeping it
so funny I took my blocks out last night and decided I need to prep a block or two this week.
I need to get back to applique and this is the perfect project for me to do that...
ah send those magic blinders over for a few months ok?
kathie

Joan said...

absolutely beautiful Janet - they are so colourful.

Kirsty said...

Lovely. I think it would be fabulous to have a garden filled with flowers like these. Well done!

Fiesta said...

Great flowers Janet. They are truly amazing.

Stephanie said...

Fantasy Garden is fabulous and I love the funny face block oh and the Kaffe polka dot background. You work magic with needle and thread.

Mary said...

Janet this is amazing! And your fabric choices are perfect. Even with your face flower! LOl!

Jackie said...

I think that would be a fabulous name for this quilt! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!

Janet said...

Happy happy flowers. Beautiful.
Look forward to your next blog.

Oops-Lah said...

I think the third flower has a face too, a sort of alien kind ;). But honestly, your work is amazing and I'm just wondering how you manage to do all of this in such a short time. think I need to take some time management lessons from you!

Crispy said...

Beautiful flowers Janet. I agree, the other one looks a bit like a face too. I always love to see how you fussy cut your fabrics.

Crispy

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Love the face flower! The colors glow and make me smile!

*karendianne. said...

Oh how completely FUN! Janet, you make me smiley first thing in the morning, over coffee. The day can only go up from here. What a beautiful post. Gosh - this is just terrific. Glad to read the status of the Magic Blinkers. They have a special power all their own.

Nedra said...

Your fabric choices are just perfect on each flower. And yes, they do make me smile!

Monica said...

Fantastic!

I'm just about to begin my Flower Garden. The only thing stopping me is deciding on a background. And that seems to be the hardest part. I'm agonizing over the decision when I know I shouldn't be.

Thank you for inspiring me...as usual!

Maxine said...

Just love your flowers so fun..Such fun fabrics..and the colors..

Lori said...

How fun to be moving along again on teh wonderful flower blocks. I posted a block today that I see a face in too! Too funny!

Sharon said...

Fabulous, I like the faces, it will add some whimsy to the finished piece. If they were all the same, it would be boring!

-mamon- said...

Są piękne...

Juliann said...

Those flowers are beautiful and they all seem to have little faces - wonderful!

Kaaren said...

Stunning and magical work, Janet.

Love the riot of colors.

imquilternity said...

Absolutely gorgeous...every single one of them! And, I like the face! :)

M and M plus 3 said...

Gorgeous blocks! Any tips to working with some of Kaffe's fabrics and how to pair them with others? I'm not real comfortable putting colors this wild and vivid together even though I really like how they look paired.

Donna K from N.TX said...

Your fabric choices for your Fantasy Garden are so striking. Love seeing your blocks and look forward to seeing the quilt stitched together.

Donna K. from N. TX aka Quilting Bear Gal

Terry said...

Your blocks look fabulous! I love the one with the face! :0)

Lisa said...

Those are beautiful fantasy flowers. Love the colors.

Lisa from Learn Bass Guitar Online

Dawn said...

Your blocks are stunning!

Teresa said...

FABULOUS fantasy flowers...and I LOVE the smiling one...that block will always be a conversation starter!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Digna said...

"She" looks like a diva, really a wonderful block, that one! Your flowers will make a wonderful quilt, I'm sure!
Digna
The Netherlands

Janine said...

Those are just stunning - a real inspiration.

MamaT said...

I'm making these blocks, too. Yours are gorgeous!

Jeanna said...

Your flower blocks are beautiful and fun! Lovin' the face :)

Mimi said...

I love how your garden grows.

Shari said...

Pity these are only fantasy flowers - think how great it would be if we had real flowers like this - the world would have to be a happier place! Just wonderful colours and why shouldn't a happy face be smiling back! Just love it...

Cathy said...

I love your flowers Janet, esp the smiley one!!! xo

Quilts And Pieces said...

These are just wonderful!

Robin said...

Beautiful work, Janet! I just love the little flower with a face. Touches of whimsy like that are perfect with this style of quilt, I think.

Pia said...

Oh your stiches are so fine!Do you use silk thread?

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