Friday, October 25, 2019

End of the Garden Season

I don't have a finished quilt to share this week but I did finish up my Rainbow Scrap Challenge garden quilt top.


Sorry about the glaring sunlight in the upper corner.  There is only one spot in my fence that I can get a photo and I had to wait all day for the sun to pass.  And I couldn't wait any longer to get this post written.  (I am not gonna complain too much - it was a beautiful fall day!)



I had a lot of fun making the blocks for this quilt throughout the year.  Once a RSC color was announced, I started thinking about what garden items worked for that color.  It was fun finding or designing blocks.  I tried to stay fairly true to the items that actually can be found in my garden.


When I went to put all the blocks together, I did have to modify some of the blocks a bit to make them work with the quilt.  And there were a few previously made ones that went into the orphan block suitcase.  They will need to be used in another quilt - they just didn't make the cut!


I made my birdhouse block with the little nuthatch bird during the winter, so it was fun to see that it was a bit prophetic.


For the first time, a Bewick's Wren nested in one of the birdhouses.  It acts just like a nuthatch - and it took me a bit to figure out what kind of bird it was.  
This little mama sure kept the bugs down in my gardens!  I hope they come back next year.




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33 comments:

Alison V. said...

Very cute!

PegP said...

It's adorable! Very creative as always!

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

love those bird houses! Your RSC quilt turned out great. I intend to work on mine next month to finish it up I needed to pick out two more colors to finish mine though and have fabric arriving any day now as I didn't have enough to choose from and had about run out of gray and blacks which I needed. Then I will get it finished

Ellie said...

Your Garden Quilt is the berries! Lol! Such a neat quilt! Love the bird and bird house.

cityquilter grace said...

great idea for the RSC....better than a stack of generic blocks...

Julierose said...

You did a lovely piece of work on this quilt, Cynthia--so cheerful and pretty hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is so much fun! I really enjoyed looking around at how you fit all the blocks together - the extra little scrappy pieces that fill in here and there are perfect! Great finish, Cyndy!

Pamela said...

That is such a sweet quilt! Love the fabrics you used!

Mari said...

This is so cute! I would never guess it was all scraps. It absolutely looks like you planned it just that way! Congratulations on a finished top!

Pamela Arbour said...

It really turned out nice. You had a good vision for this one. Congratulations.

Joyce Carter said...

Sooo pretty Cynthia! You did an awesome job creating and designing this one. I really love it.

Louise said...

A Berwick's Wren! I've never seen one before! She's just the frosting on the cake of your sweet garden quilt top :)

Chantal said...

Fantastic, Cynthia. Really fantastic. It's an original that has lots of uniqueness to it. Love it! ;^)

Cathy said...

Oh wow, your garden quilt is just the bee’s knees! LOL. Truly, it’s so colorful and fun... I hope it’s a keeper for you! Cant wait to see it all quilted and bound.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

your quilt is awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. So colourful and lovely!

Marianne said...

I love how this quilt turned out!!! So very pretty. We had a birdhouse hanging above our deck when living in Pennsylvania and a Carolina wren took it over. She would dive bomb us whenever we stepped onto the deck. It was funny as wrens are such small birds! I'm betting your wren returns next year.

Jerilea Hendrick said...

I'd love to make a quilt like this for my dad who is an avid gardener and grew up on a farm. Is there a specific pattern for thi quilt of did you collect these types of blocks and just fit them together perfectly?

Vicki in MN said...

Your garden quilt is looking awesome. And a great challenge for you each month:)

Quilter Kathy said...

Such a wonderful idea for a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project... very creative!
And it turned out beautifully!
I have some scrappy sprouts to get into a finished quilt and I love your idea of putting the flower at the top... would you call that a "rolling stones" block?

MissPat said...

This is so different than your usual style, but nonetheless wonderful. It's like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
Pat

PaulaB quilts said...

You have a really delightful and charming garden. I love the chicken and the birdhouse included.

Elle said...

This is SUPER CUTE!!!!!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

EXCELLENT job! The colors are so vibrant! Very very pretty! Love the pattern!

Carol E. said...

I love your quilt top!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It looks great. Well done.

KaHolly said...

Oh. My. Goodness! It’s gorgeous! Such a clever idea for RSC, too. I am so impressed and inspired!

Kate said...

That is such a fun quilt! Congrats on getting it to the finished flimsy stage.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That is a great quilt and how fun to photograph it in your garden!! Perfect!

Cathy said...

Wow! That turned out so cute. I'm impressed with your creativity!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Fun finish. I especially love the strawberry block.

Emily said...

I love how this top came out!! I've been waiting for months to see all your beautiful garden blocks come together--really fun and bright and cheerful!

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on your finish! I've so enjoyed watching this quilt come together with all your different blocks - love the birdhouse in fabric and the ones in your garden outside.

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