Final day, and oh too soon.
But with the end of our flower hop, comes summer here in the US. By now many our flowers are in bloom and we are contemplating pulling weeds now.
Guess we have to take the bad with the good! LOL!
A big shout out to Carol, our fearless leader. Thanks so much for a wonderful hop. We do all appreciate the time you put into making this special for each and every one of us.
Madame Samm, you could not have "picked" a more lovely thing for this spring hop!
(wanna come pull weeds for me now???)
I was very excited about this hop, as in my PIGS (projects in grocery sacks) there was the perfect project. I bought the pattern probably 8-9 years ago. It was high time it came to the front of the project line up!
Here you have my version of "Alaska Garden"
Only thing missing is the moose! LOL!
Nothing shouts out...I wanna be there than the crisp white mountains with their fabulous wild flowers in the foreground. I used Fairy Frost for the mountains to get that special gleam, and added in my hand dyes and some batiks. I must say, I do love it.
Mount Redoubt Designs in Kenai AK, is the designer. No one catches the true flavor of the north like they do.
I love the 3 panels... it give you great options on ways to display them.
While I was on the "flower" hunt, I found another pattern I purchased a few years back. I really should be ashamed of myself for taking so long to put this one together. It took all of a couple of hours, from start to finish.
This one is from Images in Fabric.
Total size of all 4 pieces together is 16"x21"
The 3 smaller panels are a perfect mug rug size, too.
Fast and easy quilting! What a fun platform for a little playing.
I would like to show you just a taste of the beautiful flowers in Alaska. These photos were taken at the Norman Lowell Art Studio, outside of Homer Alaska.
Besides a fabulous studio, their old homestead is still there, along with gardens that put many of us to shame. His wife takes care of it all! His talent is stunning and her gardens are nothing short of amazing.
Gheez, who is that with her big ole snoz in the photo???
Hope you have enjoyed my little taste of Alaska...
Makes me very home sick!
Lets have a give a way.
I am going to pass along each of these patterns. With all the projects I have started and bought patterns for, the chance of me making them again is slim...so I would love to give them to you!
Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite garden memories are.
I know there are hundreds and thousands of beautiful gardens across the globe. Maybe even in you own backyard.
Tomorrow I will pick my 2 lucky winners and get them in the mail to you!
Thanks so much for visiting.
I have sure enjoyed visiting all your blogs and marveling over your fabulous projects!
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