Sunday, May 13, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Happy Mother's Day

First, Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms out there.  I thought I would share a few of my garden flowers with you!

 My clematis is already starting to  put on a show.

Two of my peony varieties are blooming.
Still to come are the dark red, soft pink, coral and peach.

I have many rhododendrons in my yard but this pale lavender one is my favorite.  It looks so boring from a distance but get up close and there are so many colors to it.

My lewisia is also blooming right now in my sedum garden.  Bursts of pink, coral, magenta, white, peach and yellow.  I love their small dainty flower!

...and speaking of pink - I have been spending some time indoors sewing up my RSC blocks.

Seven more of these blocks for a donation quilt I am working on.  I now have a total of 35 blocks completed and think I will need 63 for my quilt.  I am already over halfway there!

I also sewed up 6 more Kaffe Fassett bowtie blocks.  I am planning on a queen sized quilt so I still have a ways to go.


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 
  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
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LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I like your pink blocks, too - it will be fun to see the quilts that come from them.

Kate said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! Gorgeous flowers! Hope you get to use your "mom" credentials to barter a whole day of stitching time.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love those little blue flowers - I only have one new peony plant and it didn't come up very large only one flower - maybe next year?

Ivani said...

Beautiful flowers Cynthia! And beautiful pink blocks!
Happy mother's day!

Barb Neiwert said...

What a beautiful garden you have! I wish some of your flowers would grow in my neck of the woods. But, alas, no. Enjoy your day!

Cathy said...

Your blooming season must be a little ahead of mine! Gorgeous flowers. And I love your bow tie blocks. Yummmy.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the garden tour and have fun with your PINK fabric scraps!!

Angie in SoCal said...

How lucky you are to have those gorgeous flowers. Happy Mother's Day to you, too.

Denise said...

I love rhododendrons and how they almost look transparent. Happy mothers day

Bonnie said...

It looks like your flowers joined you in your studio! I don't do pink often but I sure enjoy looking at it in quilts. I like both of yours.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

My gosh, Cynthia. Those blooms are glorious! Thanks for showing them. My daffodils are just finishing up as we are late this year. Love how you put your colours together- you have a real eye for it.

Rebecca Grace said...

Cynthia, your clematis and peonies are spectacular! I love those colors together, that deep purple-tinged blue with the hot pink. Don't you just see quilt ideas all over the place when you look at your garden?! And I love how you're using that old school bow tie block with modern, splashy bright Kaffe Fassett prints. Gorgeous!

Susan said...

Beautiful blooms in your garden!

ChezVies said...

Lovely flowers!

Mystic Quilter said...

Another feast for the eyes in your post, beautiful flowers in your garden and I love what you're doing with the RSC block, but your Kaffe Fassett bowtie b.locks I think are a dream!

Vicki in MN said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! We only have daffodils yet, oh wait my bleeding hearts are also blooming.

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