Here's a springy little project I started last weekend -- this is a 4-patch stack & whack, and all the blocks were made in an afternoon (including a break for coffee and strawberry shortcake!) I'm thinking about the bright yellow sashing with dark blue cornerstones, or maybe a dark blue and yellow three-rail sashing... but I'm not sure if that will be too busy-looking. Shelina wrote about this kind of stack & whack here; one of my mini-groups decided to try this because we had recently seen a lovely example at a local guild show. Here are two more sets of
blocks done by Catherine and Kathleen:
And here are some gratuitous flower photos! My garden is a big mess, but I consoled myself yesterday by wandering around and finding some nice blooms amid the chaos. This is some sort of fancy iris that appeared a few years ago -- does anyone know what it's called?
This is a Mutabilis rose -- one of my favorites. It changes from pink to pale pink, to creamy white over a period of time. It's very happy in a somewhat shady space under the arbor, and nothing seems to eat it!
Here are the blueberry bushes with lots of flowers (yum!) surrounded by the Spanish bluebells that refuse to be vanquished. I pull out dozens of the bulbs every year but they're everywhere...
Finally, this is called Boronia; it's Brazilian, I think, and is growing on an old iron window-grate that leans against a wall. It really brightens up the back corner of the patio. Each stem of the vine comes up individually from the ground and produces one spray of flowers -- and it keeps producing new stems through most of the year.