Friday, May 5, 2017

'Woven Time' block Color Inspired by Bougainvillea Pink

'Woven Time' block #2 in Rest and Refreshing B.O.W. by Piecing the Past Quilts

The 'Little Sewing Machine That Could.'

Block #2 pieced together, 'Woven Time', beautiful pattern.

Bougainvillea closeup, pink and green, gorgeous.

Bougainvillea hedge I see on my walk.
Prickly Pear Cactus blooming now.

Matilija Poppy, California native, growing along the bluff.

Happy Friday from Rancho Palos Verdes!
Where it's overcast but the flowers are blooming and butterflies are fluttering around.

I had to share photos of some of the colors I see on my walks down to and along the Terranea Bluff.
The Bougainvillea is all over blooms. The jasmine blossoms, planted as landscape shrubs, smell heavenly, that's right no photo yet. Then the Matilija Poppies remind me of white skirts blowing around in the breeze. Breath taking for flower lovers.

My block #2 'Woven Time' in the B. O. W. quilt 'Rest and Refreshing' by Piecing the Past, link above, is finished. Obviously I'm not using Civil War reproduction fabrics. I just couldn't bring myself to it with so many tropical colors around me here. I've written down the color inspirations I'm using, some of the colors are avocado, lemon, lime, mango, bougainvillea pink etc. The traditional piecing is a fun challenge. And the 'little sewing machine' runs like a champ.

I'm linking up with Julie and Linda, Sew Stitch Snap Share.
Lot's of great projects are being shared, check it out for inspiration.

Enjoy your weekend and I'll be by to visit!


  1. I can understand why you are inspired by such wonderful plants. Beautiful blocks!

  2. Very pretty blocks--beautiful work and colors from your flower inspirations...hugs, Julierose

  3. The beauty with piecework is that one block will look totally different with the choice and placements of colors. You certainly get your inspiration from the flower power around you!

  4. I love your colours and am quite excited by this quilt. Your photos are so beautiful I'm not surprised you are inspired.

  5. Lovely block and I couldn't have used Civil War fabrics for this either. Your walk must be so stimulating with all the beautiful flowers, wonderful inspiration for quilts.

  6. That's a beautiful block design, but your colours are fabulous too! So fresh, and just that little bit of pink is the right amount. Good for me to remember!

  7. you are proving here Janie that the most unexpected combinations can work beautifully. I am very jealous of the beauty you see on your walks....

  8. Such beautiful flowers - it's no wonder they influence your work. Seeing your Janome makes me miss mine!! The Bernette is okay, and does have some features that my Janome didn't, but it's not half the machine my Janome was. Definitely sad about it's demise.

  9. Lovely blocks! Your walks sound great, with wonderful inspiration all around you! Thanks for linking up with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'

  10. What a beautiful bourganvillea, your block is just perfect.