Saturday, June 7, 2014

My Goal for June

I'm not sure if this will qualify for the Lovely Year of Finishes, but I have it down for my 2014 Finish Along Goal and so I'd really like to get it done. At least, get this step done.

These are my gatherings.  I've been getting fabrics together over the past year, found a backing fabric (the one with lasso ropes) and then I had to come up with a pattern. I know - kinda backwards thinking:  get fabric first, then find the pattern. Well, I guess that's how my feeble brain works because I do that all the time!

So as I was shifting through all my patterns, I decided upon this Dizzying Diamonds. And then I looked at it closer, and it's a pattern designed by our dearly beloved blogging friend, and co-host of this ALYOF, Melissa of Bittersweet Designs. So this will be a fun project!

The quilt is for my niece's wedding in August. She's a true cowgirl, and her fiance's a tried and true cowboy, so they should like it. See? It's high time I get 'er done.  But I have almost no opportunity to work on anything quilty in June, so my goal is to get all the pieces cut out. That's it. Get that step done, and then when I have 10 minutes here or there, I can sit down and start piecing it together. Good plan!

The remaining photos in this post are just random photos of flowers in my garden. The entire garden is doing so much better this year than last - bigger blossoms, lasting longer. Or so it seems. We had some hard frosts last year which I think put a damper on a lot of flowers. Crossing fingers that won't happen this June.

I'm not too prejudice - I let dandelions bloom once in awhile!

Here's hoping everyone enjoys their weekend. It's an excellent one for me - I've finished Seminar Week From H??? traveling the far corners of our state, and now our daughter has come for an impromptu visit from Seattle.  So I've got some quality time to go spend with her before she flies back tomorrow.




  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely gardens. Have a great time with your daughter!

  2. Cute fabrics! We don't have too many cowboys here in Florida. A few but not the ranching type. Would be fun to sew. A Blooming nine patch would be fun as well.

  3. LOVE your cowboy fabric collection - I have a pretty hefty stash myself! The flowers are so beautiful. Now go have some together time with your daughter!

  4. I have made this quilt you will be amazed at how fast it goes together. Melissa did a great writing this pattern.

  5. Looks like you have a good collection of fabric for the quilt. Can't wait to see how it turns out. LOVE the pictures of your flowers. Oh how I wish I could have flowers like that up here. I have a few, but it is too cold for most flowers. We do have lots of wildflowers, but you can't see them because of all the undergrowth. Well at least it is green now. :)

  6. love your flower photos. Especially that first purple one!

  7. What a great collection of fabrics, I am sure your niece is going to love it! I always find it amazing to see how 10 minutes here and there add up. Your garden and photos are absolutely beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your time with your daughter!!

  8. Your garden has my all time favorite flowers...even the dandelion.

  9. Such pretty flowers! I have the exact colour of columbine in MY garden more than half way across the nation! Interested to see the cowboy quilt evolve!


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