Since the theme of the blog hop was “Say it With Flowers” and since I’ve always been fascinated by the Victorians and their language of flowers in which every flower had a meaning, I thought I’d look around my garden and see what it was saying to me. I’ve always loved the idea of bouquets of flowers carrying secret messages to their intended recipients. (These are flower meanings I found here.)
Hmmm, the Hydrangea seems to have a bit of a split personality, doesn’t it? Well, when it came to making my project for this blog hop, I must admit I was a bit down in the dumps. I’d been housebound for a couple of weeks since my sprain and frankly, I was bored, tired and frustrated. So, I decided to use that as my inspiration. I’m not blue very often and I knew I needed to pull myself up by my emotional bootstraps so I printed out Carol Doak’s block “Pat’s Lily Basket” and surveyed the mess on my sewing table for a color scheme. I pulled just one fabric from my shelves (the background) and made this table runner…”Out of the Blues and into the Pinks.”
I also took the opportunity to try out another one of Leah Day’s filler quilting patterns. This one is called Rose Spiral, I think.
And, on to the giveaway. I’ve got two fat quarters of these lovely florals for one winner chosen by Mr. Random.
All I ask is that you leave a comment. Perhaps the name of your favorite flower? Then, do be sure to hop on over to the rest of today’s “florists” and see what they have going on. And, of course, my thanks to the wonderful Carol and Madam Samm for putting all this fun together for us, you ladies are spectacular!