RSC May 2016 Blocks

Sunday, May 15, 2016 in QUILTING by 2 Dogs Studio

Five months and counting. SoScrappy decided GREEN was May’s block color in her 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. If you haven’t heard about the challenge – look in the right hand column to find a button to the blog.

RSC May 2016

RSC May 2016

I am only doing one block design this year but I have seen that there are folks out there that having several going. Check out the Angela’s linky posts to see the fun.

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Blooming columbine plants

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in GARDENING by 2 Dogs Studio

My front yard is going thru some renovations. My brother helped me remove many old shrubs (past their prime) to make way for a new garden. Well, I haven’t figured out exactly what I want but was pleasantly surprised when some volunteer columbine plants showed up. These are the first ones to bloom.

columbine

columbine

Last year I had many columbines blooming in my back yard. Colors ranged from soft pink to maroon and lilac to darker purple. The weather was fabulous last weekend and I was able to get out in the garden and play in the dirt. This week the forecast says rain and cooler temperatures which means more quilting less gardening.

How is your garden growing?

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Flowering crab apple tree

Monday, May 2, 2016 in GARDENING by 2 Dogs Studio

Wow… spring has sprung.  YAHOO !   It is amazing how fast the plants and unfortunately the weeds are growing.

My flowering crab apple tree has been blooming for a week or so. We have had rain for many days in a row and finally got some much needed sunshine. I am glad the rain stopped and I was able to get a photo to share with you. The blooms are wonderful but it won’t be long and all of the petals will be laying on the ground.

Flowering crab apple tree

Flowering crab apple tree

blossoms

blossoms

Looks like the columbine in my front yard will be the next to bloom. I wonder what color they will be.

Have a wonderful day!

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RSC April 2016 Blocks

Sunday, April 24, 2016 in QUILTING by 2 Dogs Studio

Angela of SoScrappy has chosen ORANGE for Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for April 2016. As I went thru my stash I discovered my (few) oranges where mostly brights. Finally found a few more rusty oranges that will work with my other fabrics.

I put a few blocks of each month’s color on the wall to show you what they look like together.

Layout 1

Layout 1

They could be mixed up….

Layout 2

Layout 2

or maybe have each row be only one color of blocks.

I know – hard to tell the difference. Guess I will have to wait until I get more blocks done before deciding. Use the RSC16 button on the right to see what other folks are doing. I am also linking up with ‘Quilting is more fun than Housework’.

Have a great day.

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Coastal Village quilt top is done

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in QUILTING by 2 Dogs Studio

Finally decided on the placement of all of the square and rectangle blocks and was thinking that the layout reminded me of a photo that Bonnie Hunter (Quiltsville) took on her trip last year to Italy. I did a image google search and found some awesome photos. This area of Italy is call ‘Cinque Terre’ (five villages). Wouldn’t it be great place to visit.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Here is my finished quilt top – Coastal Village (41×54)

Coastal Village

Coastal Village

Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

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switching quilts on display

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in QUILTING by 2 Dogs Studio

I have many spots in my home where I hang my quilts. Truth be told, most of my quilts are made to be hung instead of being used.   DOGS….dog hair….enough said.

Here is the quilt that I made in 2012 called ‘Polka Dots’ (65×83) that has been hanging behind my living room couch for a few years.

Polka Dots

Polka Dots

I traded it today for ‘All Jazzed Up’ (64 x88) quilt that I made back in 2006. I used a printed fabric foundation to make these NY Beauty blocks. I still really love this quilt.

All Jazzed Up

All Jazzed Up

I am going to try to find photos that shows the whole quilt and then put them on my ‘Quilts’ page. Hmmmm….maybe I could share some of my older (pre-blog) quilt photos occasionally.

Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

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Blocks for Lily

Thursday, March 24, 2016 in QUILTING by 2 Dogs Studio

Haven’t sewn the rows together but wanted to show you what the block looks like for my ‘Lily Ashbury’ fabric collection (green, yellow, orange and pink prints). I really like how this is turning out. Since I am SOOOO creative when it comes to naming my quilts, I decided that the name of this one would be ‘Lily’. I know….very original.

Lily

Lily

How are your projects coming along ?

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