Hello Quilty Friends!
Happy Thursday to you!
I hope you are all having a great week so far! Me, it’s been a bit rocky in my basement studio/office, which I fondly call my “dungeon.” After a really dry July, early August has been really wet. And I mean wet!
In 5 days, water has rolled into my studio casement window THREE TIMES! In 5 days! I have spent most of my time emptying the dehumidifier, moving fans around, washing-drying-rewashing-drying again all the blankets we’ve been able to find for soaking up the water. ARGH! Luckily, the water didn’t completely flood my space, it only got about halfway across the room, almost to my computer desk. It’s been kind of stressful here. I shouldn’t be complaining because others are faring much worse than I am, but it’s been a lot of work to stay on top of the water once the deluges hit. Talking to my family, we don’t think this much flooding in the basement has happened in 20 years. What a fluke (I hope).
Now let’s turn our thoughts to something really fun and seasonal. Sadly, our container garden and other plants did not grow much during the super dry month of July, but all of a sudden everything is growing by leaps and bounds, although the marigolds don’t look so happy.
We planted our garden and plants a bit late this year and now that things are finally growing like crazy, I just hope that they’ll have enough time to bear fruit (or veggies). I would really like some fresh produce that I grew myself on the back porch! Yum yum yummy!
Speaking of flowers and plants, I’m particularly proud of my Black-Eyed Susans, which is one of my all-time favorite flowers, along with Sunflowers and Daisies. I wonder……how many Black-Eyed Susan, Sunflower, and Daisy quilt blocks are there in Electric Quilt 8. Any guesses? Hmm. I haven’t checked yet, so I think I’ll guess 35 total. So let’s see! Hang on, I’ll be right back. Let me check.
I found 6 Black-Eyed/Brown-Eyed Susan quilt blocks. Not too shabby!
Next I counted 34 Sunflower blocks. Nice!
And then I discovered at least 40 Daisy blocks. Way cool!
Well, my guess was a bit low. How about your guess?
Sew, let’s have some fun and play with flower blocks a little bit!
Here are some really fun quilts with Black-eyed Susan blocks. EQ8 ROCKS!
Check out these awesome Sunflower quilts — are you inspired yet???
Now, how about a trio of Daisy quilts?
WOW! I really love love love EQ8 — it is sew sew fun just to explore different blocks and make quilts on the computer screen, whether I ever make them into real quilts or not!
Aren’t you inspired to make your own flower quilt now? I challenge you to create a quilt featuring your favorite flower! I dare you!
I’d love to revisit flower quilts down the road and include the quilts of our VRD fans. Sew, please send me your flower quilts — er, a photo of your flower quilt along with a short description/story of your quilt. If I choose your quilt and story for the blog, I promise I’ll send you a little surprise in the mail! You can email your flower quilt images to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW AUGUST VILLA ROSA DESIGNS ROSE CARDS
Yay! It’s that time of the month again — no, not THAT time of the month. LOL! It’s the beginning of a new month and that means a NEW collection of Villa Rosa Rose Cards!
Here they are — our new August Rose Cards!
You can order the August set of 5 Rose Cards HERE. Go ahead, I know you want to.
But wait — there’s more! Tehehe.
Here’s my NEW August Table Runner, Slice of Summer.
Cute, huh? You can get your own Slice of Summer Rose Card HERE.
Sew, there you have it — our awesome new August patterns! Can’t wait to see what new patterns next month will bring…….
Until next Thursday —
Sew. Laugh. Repeat.