The Stargazers are Blooming Quilt Colors

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I am in awe of the beautiful colors in my Stargazer Lilies. First I marveled at the four buds and decided to tie them to the deck railing so they wouldn't fall over.

Then the first flower bloomed and it's fragrance began to fill the air.

Then there were two -

And three -

Finally the grand finale of four!

Their fragrance greets me when I leave for work in the morning and again when I come home. The gentle lake breeze sends reminders inside the cottage every now and then. I'm no photographer but they sure are beautiful. Paul took some pictures when he and Angela were here last weekend. He's a fantastic photographer so I can't wait to see his pics.

I'm sure you've all heard the saying "When life gives you scraps...... Make a quilt! Well that's exactly what I plan to do this winter along with a whole list of fun projects for the Polka Dot Garden.

The store is scheduled to close at the end of the day on Saturday, Nov. 1. I imagine by the end of the following I'll have moved back to Grand Rapids. That leaves me about a week before the Fall Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana. I'll arrive there on Nov. 17 and stay until the 23rd. My roommate already has her airline ticket so it's just a matter of counting the down the days. Some days it seems like a long way off but I've been getting block patterns together for the 3" block swap I'm in. If I stick to my schedule the blocks will be finished in September but..............I keep thinking of things for the Polka Dot Garden. Remember those embroidery blocks from the Motifs of March I said to set aside if the little Katinka logo was colored in? They were all flowers - duh - they grow in the Polka Dot Garden and will be part of our stitchery quilt. If you're new to the Motifs of March embroidery, the past blocks can be purchased in the Online Store. You'll need Blocks 4, 9, 13, 18 and 21. Now don't fall over when I tell you there are over 100 blocks in the quilt.

Look at those little flowers, they're small, stitch up quickly and I guarantee you're going to love the quilt!

Aren't these cute? Polka dots and flowers. I wonder what they'll grow into?

Oh ya, I've signed up to be a Stitchers' Angel. Did you see the emblem in the sidebar? When Paul tells me how to make it a link, it'll take you to the Angel site but for now you can read about it HERE.

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5 Responses to “The Stargazers are Blooming Quilt Colors”

  1. Pam Fisher August 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm #

    OK…found my Motifs of March folder, pulled out those designs….I’m ready!! Bring it on!! (even with 100+ (gulp, gulp!) blocks!)
    Pam in Arizona

  2. Kristi Van Os August 7, 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    I’ve been waiting and wondering what we were supposed to do with those blocks………..I’ve signed up for the Stitchers’ Angel swap also..it should be a lot of fun.

  3. Debra August 10, 2008 at 12:58 am #

    100 blocks you say!! wow!! I have gone and found the most perfect fabric for Sally’s quilt and now I will have to search for polka dots.. I know I have alot too… so this should major fun.

  4. Penny from Canada August 13, 2008 at 1:27 am #

    I just love those beautiful little flowers!!! I can’t wait to see what you do with them!! A friend and I are driving to San Jose’ california in october for a quilting event and plan to spend about 7 days hopping from one fabric store to another for new ideas on our way back to Canada!! it is going to be such fun I can hardly contain myself!!
    ….I have those special march madness blocks set aside and all ready to go so I will be shop hopping for polka dots! I love them but haven’t had an excuse to buy any [like we need an excuse to buy fabric?]

  5. Denise from Sydney Aust. September 13, 2008 at 6:47 am #

    Whoo Hoo!! Better check for those march patterns, I’v got them filed somewhere. Don’t start without me. Cheers

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