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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

blog-hop "SAY IT WITH FLOWERS" -- the story of my new wall-hanging.

May is Spring and Spring is Flowers.
Thanks to Sam and Carol who are arranging the May month
challenge  "say it with flowers". Check their invitation for this
challenge, we are about 60 bloggers that have joined, from May27
up to June 4. I have enjoyed  making a wall hanging quilt.

This one is pot plant, and it has survived lots of rain.
 
 GLAD now to show you my secret-for-a-month wall hanging :))
My story of this wall hanging starts. 
But first the list of the 10 blog-hop friends also showing their finish
 for the day :)) Please check their blog for what they have been making!  
 
 
On April 30th this book came in the mail box. I made the order from
the Piece O`Cake 'Designs,USA,such a super book with easy in instructions.
I knew Piece O`Cake designs from before as I already am the
happy owner of  their "Welcome to the North Pole" book.
(thanks to Melanie who finished that specific quilt a long time ago.) 
On the right there you see the designer`s vase and 3 flowers.
 Easy pattern to follow, love their choice of really sharp colours.
 
Another 12 pictures on it`s way, make yourself a nice a cuppa
and enjoy whilst reading. I think that might be very wise :-) ... lol ...
Some lazy-daisy stitches on the flowers. 
I have used hand applique and machine. 
Bleeding heart and Hortensia need more warm sun.
Yes, crying out for more warm weather is the Rhododendron
as well as some seeds .
I went to the flower nursery for some colours. Almost up to now
we have carried the summer flowers inside during the cold nights.
On a Sunday we started off for a little walk very close to the sea:
 my husband, my daughter and my granddaughter...
and mind you, the quilt as well...great!
Here among the white, wild Anemones.
Beautiful white Lily tree here with the a lovely scent of soon-full-Spring-tobe.
My granddaughter loves climbing, I don`t, check my last picture :))
 
No waves this day so I was not afraid of Eline falling into the salt water.
Too cold to take a swim though!
All fabrics were found in my boxes/stash; the border is a Liberty fabric, and as
 you now see the backing is the butterfly one made by Lakehouse fabrics :))
 
Oh, what a blogger has to go through hoping for a good picture !!
 
Must have a break now, you I mean, I`m sure!! Thanks for reading and
I hope you enjoyed some of the pictures :))  I`m already planning   
what to do next week, border for the pinwheel table-cloth and
fabrics for a project bag soon to be sewn. 
Till later one day all the best to you from me,Grethe xx.                                  
                                            

93 comments:

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Love your wall hanging...AND your dedication to the most perfect picture! LOL

Patty C. said...

Beautiful wall hanging!

Raewyn said...

Lovely post, and lovely wall/fence/tree/beach hanging!!

Corina said...

Lovely wallhanging!

Judy B said...

Beautiful floral wall hanging! Love the different photo placements. Thank you for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a lovely flower hanging. Thanks for sharing.
Frederika

agnieszkak said...

super :)

jatajomi said...

Beautiful!
Greatings from Germany !

Jeanneke said...

What a beautiful everlasting bouquet!
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Theresa said...

A very lovely wall hanging! I'm a big fan of Piece O' Cake Designs too.

Nailaa said...

Beautiful :)
Have a nice day! :)

Gill said...

Fabulous wallhanging!
We'd love some warmer weather here in the UK too!!
Thank you for sharing!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Very lovely. Thank you for the great detail photos!

lefuntz said...

What a wonderful family outing to get pictures of your beautiful project.

Britt-Inger said...

You wall quilt is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing all your lovely pictures.

May Britt said...

Nydelig quilt og flott bloggpost :)
Ønsker deg en god sommer med masse tid til å kose deg med sytøyet.

Liv Aagot Syse said...

For en nydelig bilde! Og så flotte bilder du har tatt i naturskjønne omgivelser! Veldig artig å lese innlegget ditt og beundre de flotte bildene:) Du er virkelig "a quilt lady"

charlotte said...

Lovely little quilt and so much fun taking pictures!

Ulla said...

Beautiful pictures, and I like your colour choices better than those in the original pattern.

Thearica said...

I love your whimsical pot of flowers!

Fiesta said...

I love it. It is beautiful

Frances said...

What a wonderful journey your hanging has taken. Lovely pictures ans wall quilt.

Cathy said...

Beautiful quilt. That`s a great pattern!

InGa said...

Hei Grethe
Nydelig veggbilde du har laget, og flott, flotte bilder.
Morsomt med skandinaviske deltagere i blog-hoppen.:-)

Very nice wall hanging, and just beautiful pictures.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous! And I love all the settings in which you photographed it lol.

Melody said...

Really beautiful.

Vickie said...

Your wall hanging turned out so nice, wonderful stitching. Your granddaughter was a good little model !

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

You did a great job on the wall hanging.

Jenny Squawk said...

Sweet wall hanging. You are very dedicated to getting the right picture for it. You missed one, though, the place in your home where it will hang!

cOto.patchwork said...

Your flowers are very, very, very sweet!
I love them!!!

krislovesfabric said...

I have been eyeing that book :) Your posies are gorgeous!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great pictures!!!!! love your flower project

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Lovely project and photos,

jan said...

Cute cute quilt and I love all the photos! I enjoyed them very much!

Carol said...

Your little quilt is beautiful and your stitching looks so perfect...I love the colors! You are so right about what we go through to take pictures. My husband thinks it's pretty funny to see some of the angles I get myself into just to get a good picture. :O)

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I can see you not only have fun making it, but enjoy your family getting ideas and taking pictures. Good for you!

Yvette said...

What a wonderful post! Lots of fun pictures and your beautiful granddaughter featured with your new quilt.

Patty said...

Great wall hanging. Looks like you have a very willing helper.

Linda J said...

What gorgeous flowers and good inspiration from your book! Will you be making the whole quilt in the future?

Yes, what does a blogger have to do to get a good picture? Me, I borrow the neighbors fencing as we have ugly but practical chain link and a far from scenic yard.

Enjoyed my visit with your this morning!

Stitches said...

Great wall hanging. I hope you make Welcome To The North Pole. I have made it and it was a fun quilt to make. I enjoyed looking at your flowers too. Thanks for sharing.

sunny said...

Very pretty little quilt! And I love that last picture. I would have my dh supporting me, too!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely appliqued quilt. Congrats on being one of the chosen. Thanks for sharing.

apple blossom said...

absolutely gorgeous wall hanging

Madame Samm said...

Good afternoon Grethe...well you are certainly a hit with us today...in fact so much so you are ..well you will see.. your quilt is so lovely

Needled Mom said...

Very nice wallhanging and I love it in all of the different locations!

Emily C said...

Very nice. Love the butterfly backing. Always nice to have someone to hold the quilt for ya to take pictures.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Fabulous wall hanging :)

Liz - Moments said...

Your wallhanging is lovely and I especially love the last picture of you taking a picture...how true what we bloggers do of a good picture ! lol

patchouli moon studio said...

It's a lovely wall hanging.

Scrapatches said...

Your quilt is lovely. The applique and stitching is exquisite. This is a fabulous photo shoot. Your granddaughter is adorable. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Just Quilt It said...

Greetings from Illinois! I love your beautiful pictures. Your granddaughter reminds me of mine--Julia is 11 and lives in Colorado. You do such lovely work. Thanks for the close-ups as well!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty quilt. Loved to see the pictures of your outing as well.

Jeanie said...

Love the little wall hanging... great pictures to go with it too!

Leanne Parsons said...

Great little quilt! That looks like a beautiful area for a walk too.

Marla's Crafts said...

Very nice wall hanging and beautiful pictures.

Pauline said...

I love your "my secret-for-a-month wall hanging" and the pictures you made of it, what a lovely granddaughter you have, she's a great model holding your quilt in all circumstances! Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

Grethe. What a lovely, lovely wall quilt. The folkart style is my kind of style. You did a beautiful job and I loved seeing your granddaughter taking it to great heights! Thanks for sharing!

vicki said...

Lovey wall hanging and pictures. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

MooseStash Quilting said...

Adorable, nothing but adorable. From your wall hanging to your fabulous model. I'm so loving your beautiful scenery by the sea too.

Rose Best said...

I loved the way you displayed your work, very creative

Gingini said...

Love those flowers!

Joke said...

LOL Love your climbing ;) And of course your beautiful quilt!

Linda said...

Your wallhanging is ALMOST as darling as your granddaughter. Great pictures!!!

bodilshobby.blogg.no said...

Kjempefint teppe -og det er ikke alle tepper som får være med på søndagstur ;)

MoeWest said...

Your wall hanging is very pretty and the photos are very well done.

Julia Plunkett said...

Congratulations on being a top pick of the day! Your wall hanging is beautiful and I enjoyed the different photo settings. Thanks for sharing.

Fiona said...

loved this post.. what fun and beautiful pictures of a wonderful wallhanging....
Hugz

Mary said...

Great job on your wall hanging. Love, love it.

Cathi said...

Beautiful job on your wall hanging! The Piece o'Cake designs are wonderful and such fun.

Allison said...

I enjoyed reading your post very much! thank you for sharing your lovely flowers, and that last picture :)

CharlotteT said...

I really enjoyed your project it is beautiful and your flower pictures are to die for. So beautiful! Are you a professional photographer? Sure looks like it!

sandra said...

Very beautiful wall hanging, your stitching is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

CeLynn said...

I not only enjoyed some of the pictures,but all of them! Your wall hanging is beautiful,as are all of the pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Breathtaking!

LJ said...

That's a sweet and lovely flower quilt. I like that you used both machine and hand applique work. Thank goodness for digital photos! At least for me, I'd be in hock to the photo developer. lol

Lou said...

Great pics!!!!
Sweet wallhanging:)

Dollandesign said...

Det var en vacker bonad som Du sytt, tycker jag.

Dollandesign

Mara said...

Lovely, I especially like the last picture.

evelyn said...

Lovely stitching on your little quilt. Grand daughter is a cutie !

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hello Grete,
your wallhanging is gorgeous and the pictures GREAT, thanks for sharing!
Bente

Laila said...

Hei.
Takk for turen:-) så fint teppe ditt er :-) masse koselige bilder! Klem

Oddbjørg said...

Må bare si meg enig med alle de andre; flott veggteppe!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful wall hanging. From the photos it looks like you have a lovely time with your family.These are precious moments.

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Lindo trabalho! Adorei.

Sølvis blog said...

Så koselig å få være med blomsterquilten din på en liten rundtur.

Rajrang said...

Beautiful wall hanging!I really love to see this kind of quilt wall hanging.

Thanks for Sharing!

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