Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Simple Joys




 Our Golden Dollar plant is flowering more profusely than I've ever seen before. It looked especially delightful after a lunch time dusting of tiny rain drops.




 The peachy colour of this African Daisy (Osteospermum) always pleases my eye. Even in our autumn it continues to flower beautifully. I couldn't resist snapping this shot in this morning's sunshine as we spent a little time tidying the garden.




I've been looking forward to making something from Tasha Noel's The Simple Life fabric range. I have  a little of three of these fabrics as well as two from her more recent Little Red Riding Hood fabrics. After added a couple of other fabrics I am now enjoying some fussy cutting and hand stitching, working on 5" squares with an everyday lap quilt in mind. I hope Miss E (5) likes it as much as I do. Keeping it simple, keeping it fun.


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.

34 comments:

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

What lovely blocks! And those flowers are just beautiful :)

Catherine said...

I'm sure Miss E will love it:-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Simplicity is one key element of modern quilting! This is going to be wonderful - such cute fabric!

ally said...

I can tell I'm going to love the quilt - am sure Miss E will too
Yellow flowers always seem joyful - this certainly is
x

Rosemary said...

I wonder if Miss E knows that you are making it for her. She is sure to love it - your Autumn looks soft and pretty in the sunlight.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The African daisy is gorgeous!

Cinzia said...

I love yellow color and this flower is wonderful!
Cinzia

Beth said...

The flowers are so pretty! I love spring.

The blocks are beautiful.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Flowers are always joyful....nice

Pat said...

I love the African daisies....that's quite the beautiful shot!

geanina said...

Gorgeous images! Like it...;)

Gillian Olson said...

I love bright yellow flowers too. I think the quilt is going to be quite lovely.

Fun60 said...

The flowers look beautiful especially with those few drops of rain on them.

Joyful said...

Love the yellow flowers. I'm wondering if all the flooding you had earlier is making the blooms more plentiful? I'm sure your little one will like the quilt you are making her. Your children are so fortunate to have a mother who makes them a special piece. Something they can treasure for years and years.

Liz said...

Your garden is so delightful!!

Please forgive me as I pour over your blog... and possibly comment way too much. I'm sorry I have been so absent. Life has been incredibly stressful, Bec had a 7+ week stint in hospital and my health hasn't been great. I enrolled in Uni, but my specialists have asked me to put it on hold... so I am now hoping to catch up on my favourite blogs.

God bless you, Karen! xxoo

pattisjarrett said...

I appreciate flowers that bloom late in the season. Someone's been sewing. :)

Linda R said...

Such pretty flower images. They make me happy.. And I am sure Miss E will love it. Such cute images..

Hugs~

Anna Elis said...

Your snapshots are excellent. The cutting and stitching work has the touch of elegance.

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marijke said...

A joy to see your beautiful flowers Karen. I am currious how your quilt is going to look like.
Have a wonderful weekend.

tinajo said...

Gorgeous flowers, love the colors! :-)

Seeing Each Day said...

The patches for this quilt look so cute - and I really like the accompanying fabrics like the red dotted squares etc. can I please put in a request to be shown the completed product.

Dianne said...

Beautiful golden dollar blooms with those pretty little rain-drops. I'm sure Miss E is going to love her quilt.

Sweet said...

Beautiful flower images and loved the patches.
Greetings

Evelyn said...

You have a beautiful garden!

Michaela said...

Spring has just arrived here, so I'm looking forward for more flowers, so I can start click-click-ing around!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love that fabric line. I have some in my stash, but haven't decided what pattern to use fir it yet. I may also go simple and do a simple patchwork. Sometimes simple is best. =)

Beautiful flowers, as always. More to add to my screen saver. =)

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosas as fotografías de las flores!!
Abrazos.

Barb Brookbank said...

Your flower shots are gorgeous!

Sarah Lizzie said...

What sweet, sweet fabric. Miss E will have beautiful dreams snuggled under her whimsical quilt!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What lovely flowers! Happy weekend my friend!!

Sarah Jane said...

I love Tasha Noel's designs. Happy Sunday, xx

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful flowers!!!

Catherine said...

Those fabrics are really sweet and will look beautiful in a lap quilt Miss E will surely adore it. Lovely flowers.

Wenche said...

Its so beautiful :0) Love the colors :0)

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