Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring Flowers

Although there is still a chill in the air, the blue skies and sunshine outside my window give me the hope of Spring.  Always at this time of year I find myself longing for the new season's arrival.  I am filled with  anticipation to be able to be outside again, gardening, birds singing, and flowers blooming.  Until I am able to tend to my outside garden, I thought I would just plant one inside for me to enjoy.  The only difference is that I created this one out of fabric.......
I think it is safe to say that I am hooked on making these little quilted wall hangings.  When I found this fabric with it's sweet flowers and ladybugs I knew that I just had to create something fun with it. 

I found this ruffled trim in the perfect shade of green---turned upside down, sewn with the ruffles pointing up, it is the ideal  "grass" to plant my garden. 


A few sweet buttons, some blanket stitching, some fun ribbon and rick rack for the stems and my garden is complete. 
Speaking of beautiful Spring flowers--this is the perfect post to share with you some beauties that I just purchased at Michael's.  I just had to have them--they look so real.  and they are two of my most favorite flowers.......
Peonies



and Roses

 It will not be long now----Spring is just around the corner.

8 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

Your roses are indeed very pretty and real looking but NOTHING compared to the flowers on that quilt!!! Ingenious....the ruffles make the perfect grass border. Very sweet Mimi-you better lock this up when I come over.
xoxo
Joyce

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute flower garden!

Melinda

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Peonies are one of my favorites too!! I think we all need a little bit of spring at the end of winter--I love yours because it has such fresh colors and NO bugs!! :-)))

Cold here tonight, winter is pretty determined, isn't it?

MAXMOM IN SA said...

You life my heart with your amazing creativity!
I wonder what you'd make of our African autumn colours...mmm?
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Joanne Smisko said...

Mimi you did a excellent job with your blanket stitching. This would be one flower garden that I couldn't kill. By the way my primrose is still going strong and it has been a week. Yahoo!!! And could you pick up some roses for your Mom.
Your number one fan
Mom

Janelle said...

Such a cute little quilt, Mimi. The trim turned upside down and used for grass is ingenious. Love the blanket-stitching on the flowers.
Things are starting to bloom here. The redbud trees started a couple weeks ago and the bradford pears are in full bloom right now. Cherry trees are getting going, too. And daffodils are popping up and blooming all over the place. Such a pretty time of year!

Mimi Sue said...

Awwwww! Adorable quilt! And those peonies are gorgeous. Looks real for sure. Mimi

Diane Mars said...

I love peonies, they are one of my favorites!

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