Lucy Boston

Friday, February 15, 2013

gardening in the snow

All the snow we had accumulated the last two weeks has melted, 
but there's a little more snow blowing in today,
so I'm stitching away...
working on My Sally Post Garden...
Very Spring-y looking, don't you think?,
what with the snow a-blowin' around outside:
The stitching is going pretty well.
Pictured above are my January applique blocks...
(I'm trying to meet my goal of three blocks a month)
and below,
I've laid them out on some gorgeous fabric
to audition
the setting, sashing and cornerstone fabrics,
along with my backing choice:
What do you think?
The floral cream on pink would be setting triangles, 
(French General - Rouenneries, the newest line),
the lighter pink would be sashing 
(a little check by Buggy Barn Basics),
the green would be cornerstones
(it's an Itsy Bits by Andover),
 and the larger, floral on cream for the backing
(also from the Rouenneries line).
I'm doing the floral applique using some of
the Rouenneries fabric line,
and when I saw the large florals?  
I fell in LOVE!!!...
Happy Valentine's week all over again!,
with pink and cream floral fabric! 
This whole P-I-N-K , Spring-y look 
is NOT my usual colorway, but I'm liking it :).
 Because the pink, Spring-y thing
is not my usual,
I'd appreciate
any thoughts on my fabric choices...
Hope your weekend is wonderful,
and you get to do a little stitching too!

I'm going back to gardening in the snow:) 


  1. I absolutely love the large floral. I used a piece of it in a quilt and it just warms my heart. I think your choices are right on target. So pretty and feminine.

  2. I think it's beautiful. I'm not a pink person, but this works for me.

  3. I like your pinks, but not like you at all - where are your autumn colors??!! (:
    t in tx

  4. The pink and cream is absolutely beautiful. I so envy you your ability to stitch such wonders. Wow. My talents are toward words and not stitches. They are too beautiful to use, even.
    Enjoy your work and take care of your fingers. Have them insured!!!
    Blessings, Barb
    Latest book of short stories titled Ezra and Other Stories is on Amazon, Kindle! Thanks for checking it out.

  5. Thanks for checking out my blog and my books.
    I do love your work here. It's a true work of the heart as are my books.
    Sherry Hartzler first gave me your blog because you'd read one of her books and commented on it. I've been following you haphazardly since.
    OUr lives have been up and down with health issues these past months but things are looking up and it's almost SPRING. I'm so excited I can barely stand it. Sunshine ahead, full steam.
    Have a great evening. Barb

  6. Just perfect! I love it all and hope you don't change a thing. I just started applique' on my first Sally Post block. I'm not usually a pink person either but love the spring look.

  7. That is going to be a real beauty!!

  8. I'm not a pink person, but, I like those fabrics with your blocks. They go well together.


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