We have a very old orange tree in our front garden,
it sits at the beginning of the path to the front steps
and it may be a good age but my word we have great oranges
from it, husband makes the marmalade (which is delicious) and the blossom is just beginning to open.
The perfume is almost gloriously overpowering, I love it! Spring is definitely
I have a few bluebells out so I must remember to take a photo of those
later this morning.
You might remember I made a start with the
Gwennie Inspired Medallion and had reached the stage below,
this was taken on a pretty dull day, it shows
in the colours here.
Anyway with lots of things going on I didn't keep up with
the monthly schedule so the Medallion was shelved.
Yesterday I decided I had to finish it but just doing my own thing.
I've added a couple of sliced borders, patched in a couple of
places because I had only a smidgy strip of the dark fabric (top and bottom) left
which I intended to use all around. After all improvisation
can add a bit of interest.
Fortuitously an order of Moda Grunge fabric arrived yesterday afternoon
and without realising it I had ordered the perfect lime green, so I added
a very narrow border. The next round will be pieced, but as yet I have
no idea of a design - I'm really making it up as I go along.
Back quickly to the fabrics - these are gorgeous, there are well over 100
colours in the range, the ones I ordered are below.
I am guilty of having been on a spending spree lately with
books and fabrics, come to think of it that's a silly thing for me to say
because I actually don't feel guilty! There are many things I don't or can't do,
some due to health problems and these include
not taking expensive holidays, or sometimes any holidays,
I can no longer enjoy a glass (or two) of lovely
rich red wine - which I loved - and I'm not a big buyer of clothing. The
first two are out for health reasons, the last because I'd rather
have fabric, or buy plants for my garden.
So given the above you may be seeing more fabric and a couple
more books over the next few weeks!
I'm linking up with
Kaja and Ann
At Ad Hoc Improv Quilters
Back to the machine for me - enjoy the last few days of the week
and happy quilting.