I managed to get this week's CW block from Barbara Brackman's site done.
I didn't like it until I saw my blog friend, Merilyn's, block.
I didn't have a fabulous floral stripe, but this came close and looks rather handsome on point, which is how I plan to set my blocks. I have become obsessed with on-point settings recently.
On the topic of the anniversary of the Civil War, I found a new blog to follow called The Civil War Quilter. Becky is working on a book that I will be anxious to see and reproduces Civil War era quilts. Make sure to read her April 30th post about Love and Valor.
My feet are on ice, hoping to reduce the inflammation so I can get back in my hiking boots.
But, until then, I am making lots of quilting progress...
3 more 1880 sampler blocks, more pinwheels and some gifts that I can't show.
I can't go exploring for wildflowers to photograph,
but at least my garden is starting to bloom.
My favorite color in the garden is purple...can't you tell!
And these are the pine cones on the Colorado Blue Spruce that are planted around the perimeter of our land. My Snow in Summer is finally getting its little white flowers and I love the contrast with the Dianthus. I am an amatuer gardener, but sometimes my combos actually work.