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Catching Up – In Our Garden

Catching Up – In Our Garden

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the mothers out there!

And Happy Sunday!

It’s a beautiful day here today so this mother is going to be visiting some garden centers and then adding flowers to the gardens at our new house. We have a lovely big yard here and lots of small gardens scattered throughout for me to play in.

It’s been such fun to see what’s coming up in them and then planning to fill in where needed. I was especially delighted to find this rhubarb patch!

Rhubarb in the House Garden

In just a month, it has grown so much. I can’t wait for the stalks to be big enough to start harvesting!

Rhubarb Crisp is a personal favorite. And if the patch does well over the next few months… by the end of the summer, I’m planning on making and canning Rhubarb Relish.

Then once I’ve played in the yard for a bit, I’m going to go up to my sewing room/office and work on a different kind of garden.

It’s time for me to get caught up making the In Our Garden BOM blocks.

I’ve started working on April’s applique block. I’m hoping to have it done in a couple more days so I can share, but for now here’s a sneak peak of one of the flowers:

Happy Little Applique Flower

Isn’t it adorable!! That little smiling flower makes me smile too!

And once I get April’s blocks finished, it will be time to work on May’s.

Carla over at Creatin’ in the Sticks has designed two beautiful blocks for this month. Her applique block, appropriately named Bird Bath, features a bird bath and two plumb little birds that have come for a visit.

The pieced block, called Flower Box, has a large center block perfect for a floral focus fabric.

Hop on over to Carla’s blog to find out how to get May’s In Our Garden blocks.

Oh and while you’re there, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop!

 

Just a few more weeks and it will be my turn to share the blocks I’ve designed for June. I can’t wait to share them with you!

 

In Our Garden Button

Here’s the list of bloggers taking part in the hop:

February
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy

March
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt

April
Doris – Quilting Queen Online

May
Carla – Creatin’ in the Sticks

June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape (That’s Me!)

July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting

August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric

September
Pat – Life in the Scrappatch

October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche

November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew

December
Jan – Sew and Sow Farm

January 2017
We come full circle and will be back with

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for the Final Blocks and wrap up.

I hope you’ll continue to join us each month as we create a garden of beautiful quilts blocks!

 

8 Comments

  • Carol
    May 8, 2016 1:30 pm

    I love that flower!

  • Rachel
    May 8, 2016 2:53 pm

    That is one blissed-out smile, isn’t it!

  • Mary
    May 8, 2016 5:07 pm

    That is such a cute flower. I can’t wait to see it finished.

  • Susan Nixon
    May 8, 2016 10:49 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing the blocks you have waiting! That is a cute smiley flower.

  • Guida
    May 9, 2016 12:18 am

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Mary Anne
    May 9, 2016 5:45 pm

    awwww – such a happy looking flower! Can’t wait to see the finished block.

  • Lillie
    May 11, 2016 10:57 pm

    What a pretty happy flower

  • Linnie Middleton
    June 29, 2016 3:48 pm

    I am not able to find block 6. Any help.

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