Now. Finally. My new pattern (I've been waiting oh, so patiently for a month now - ha!) just arrived in the mail yesterday. I won't tell you how many e-mails I sent to Hancock's of Paducah asking them where my pattern was. Okay, so it was only two, but I thought about sending one EVERY SINGLE DAY! Are you ready?
Ta-da! Its the Farmer's Market pattern from Laundry Basket Quilts 2011. Isn't it great?
Bottom. Double click on the photos to enlarge them if you want to see the pattern better.
I'm trying to convince Mom that we need to do this quilt together. (Actually I'm a little intimidated by it as a project just for me, but don't tell Mom that.) Since there is so much coping going on in this pattern, it won't even matter if our sizing is different. We'll "cope." I think we ought to agree on a color scheme and draw from our scraps and stashes. We both have plenty. Mom hates half-square triangles, and I love them. Mom loves log cabin blocks, and I hate them. See? It's perfect! Five years or so from now we may actually see it completed (smile).
We're enjoying such a beautiful spring, that I thought I'd show you a few more flower shots.
Above is my husband's beautiful American Beauty rose from California. This rose bush is covered with dozens of black/red, frilly blossoms. They're so large and heavy that the canes are bending to the ground.
Another shot of my beautiful dark purple irises. These are three blossoms together.
Another rose whose name I've forgotten. This one does not have any scent, but it looks beautiful and blooms proficiently.
And one last shot of the bi-colored buttercups. These blossoms are both from the same plant. I must admit I prefer the yellow, but the white does have novelty on its side. : )
I'm shooting for some leaves on my tree tomorow. Well, actually, I'm "sewing" for some leaves on my tree...