|First Blooms of my Lady Banks Rose|
Take a trip over to Karen's blog to take a look at her fun projects and for her linky with other folks' weekly One Flower Wednesday posts! Journey of a Quilter
I took all my flowers and connectors to my Bee last night & Anne, a very knowledgeable quilter, helped me make some design decisions. She has made two Grandmother's Flower garden quilts (one with 0.75" hexi's), and a Dear Jane quilt (in a year mind you!) Now, I have a better plan for moving forward... for instance, decided not to do half flowers at the edges, but rather use the other brown fabrics in this line to blend, but add a bit of interest. The upshot of it all is I best push forward with this project so I do not lose interest!
This past week I also almost completed a large applique block I'll make into a wall hanging and made progress on my embroidery Christmas project: photos to follow!
A note about the flowers... this rose, Lady Banks, is an heirloom rose with clusters of tiny yellow blossoms on thornless canes with leaves which seem impervious to the normal pests and diseases of roses. It only blooms for a relatively short period (and has just started in the last 2-3 days) but it is spectacular as all along the top of the 12 foot long canes will be covered in blossoms! Great for trellises. Mine has outgrown its location, in 4 years... think I'll have to prune some this year as it is taking over the blueberry bush next to it.
I'll have to figure out the best time to trim as it is home to bird's nests! I love the idea of my little backyard neighborhood. I absolutely get Beatrix Potter's stories... I'm sure there are community dramas amongst the wildlife in my own backyard!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy stitching!