My Christmas cactus has outdone itself this year. It has been blooming continually since Thanksgiving day. It must like how I care for it. It is in an east window. At night, I pull the insulated drapes around it, leaving it to the evening window chill. It apparently likes to be cold at night.
This week, I am not going to make blocks from garden pictures. I have found three flower wall hangings in my quilt stash that I will share with you.
Basket is a Nancy Pearson pattern. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted. 25′ x 25″
Rose is also hand appliqued and hand quilted 18″ x 18″ It has a double row of piping on the border.
Stone Soup was made from a stone soup challenge. A bag was filled with different criteria from fabric stashes and then traded with other quilters. When I opened my bag, I found that there were two different colorways. One was red, white and blue, the other was pastel. They didn’t seem to fit in one quilt so I made two and joined them at the top. They fit over the back of a chair.
The red, white and blue side comes out in July. The other side is fantasy flowers that I designed. We could add one fabric, so I added the white background. This piece is machine appliqued and machine quilted. 27″ x 27″ This was a fun challenge.
Have a great day and happy quilting
P.S. I forgot to add the St. Patrick Day wall hanging last week.