Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Quilt Blocks, Happy May/Mother's Day! Orange X Block Medallion Quilt One More Border Added, Basket Blocks Progress, Rose Garden Visit

We visited San Jose Rose Garden the day before Mother's Day.

Look at that rich color!

The light shining through my basket blocks.

My Orange X Block Medallion quilt with final border, 44" x 44".

Rose covered pergola, romantic, yes?

These white roses smelled sweet.

Obviously the height of the season.

Progress on piecing my basket blocks, each block is 4"sq.

How gorgeous is that?

Then I found these pink roses....

Close view of some of the prints in Orange X Block quilt.


Happy May and I hope you enjoyed Mother's Day like I did!

Some family came over and cinnamon rolls were on the menu.

This last week I sewed another border onto my Orange X Block Medallion quilt. In my last post I claimed that it was finished but I kept looking at it and I just knew it needed another border, sometimes that happens.
Now it measures 44" x 44".

I had bits of time to piece some of my basket blocks together and then to piece more blocks together after that. How big will it get? I'm not sure but I'm having fun.
In one of my previous posts I mentioned that I followed Mieko's Basket Block Tutorial, a good tutorial with clear instructions.

Then on Saturday, day before Mother's Day, we took a trip to the San Jose Rose Garden and it was a slice of heaven. It wasn't too crowded, sometimes on the week end it can get that way. I almost hyperventilated breathing in the smell of roses and being in peak season they were blooming seriously as if their lives depended on it. Volunteers keep the rose garden in top notch shape, I believe they've won competitions.

And do stop in to visit my quilt friend Queenie , who is hand piecing a gorgeous Log Cabin quilt in blues.
A work of art!

And that quilt friends is the quilt news from the valley!
Where I'm remembering to be thankful and making progress. 

What quilt news do you have to share?
I'll be by to visit.


Queeniepatch said...

Wonderful roses, I can almost smell their scent. In Tokyo we are just before the rainy season and the roses are out in full bloom here, too. It's a lovely time of the year.
Your basket quilt is looking so good with the setting and illuminated with the sunshine.
A belated Happy Mother's Day. Good to hear you were able to celebrate with the family.

sewyouquilt2 said...

Thanks for the beautiful rose garden tour. Your baskets are adorable.

Mystic Quilter said...

Your Medallion quilt is beautifully fresh an d crisp looking. We are in the last month of Autumn here in New Zealand so your amazing photos of the roses are heart warming.

Ann said...

Such beautiful flowers and blocks. I'd love to have roses on our pergola.

Mary Marcotte said...

Surely the rose garden has won competitions! My ten little Knock-out bushes impressed me, so imagine how much swooning I'd do there. Thanks so much for the virtual show.
Your baskets are cute as can be. Is that rickrack I see for the handles? Because, really, why didn't I think of that? It's ingenious!

Kaja said...

Not many things smell better than a really good rose. I like how your baskets are coming along, they are very appealing.