My secret Garden, and the quilt I designed of my dream secret garden. The quilt has a poem that my grandfather used to recite to me when we had tea parties in the backyard
"In the in the dell, in our garden the dolls and I take tea, and days when I have raisins the catbirds dine with me"
These photos were taken last June, I think there are so many things that quilts and gardens have in common. The quilt was made in 2002 for state guild challenge, Pot Luck" I won viewers choice and it is one of my favorite wallhangings.
All the same design options/decisions go into planning a quilt as you would a garden. One is on a bed, the other is a bed, both use texture, color, shape, and size to create the design. I just wish the garden didn't keep tossing weeds into the mix! and then the volunteers that pop up where they were not planted!!
I have fields behind my home and keeping the weeds at bay has been a challenge, I really love a wild looking border, which attracts so many wonderful birds and butterflys, but controling it is a big job. I have spent the last 10 days trying to tame the wild, for my efforts I now have a nasty case of poison ivy!
I love to sit back in my private little garden and sew or read, great place to relax and enjoy a bit of quiet.
sew till later