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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mock ups and orange flowers

I did a mock up with pieces on the flannel wall to try the block from yesterday's post. I have the rectangles in the outside row like my drawing in this version. On this one I put both light and dark in the outside row and did mirror image corners. I think both of these versions might be interesting. I haven't gotten the trays of cut pieces out yet. I just worked with one small group that was not put away yet.

The orange Christmas cactus is starting to bloom. I haven't figured out whether it will be a double decker flower like my pink one.
I brought it out to the kitchen and set it on the edge of the counter so I could get down on my knees and take a picture up into the flower.
Now if I was smart I would look for a high place to set it so I didn't have to get down on my knees. I'll be looking for that place today.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again you are truly inspirational!! The lovely flower and awesome color of it!! ;) I feel like I could reach out and touch it!! Love the mock up too. Have a wonderful Christmas. Gail

Brooxie said...

I especially like the second block arrangement!

Carol said...

The cactus blossom is beautiful. I'm watching my Amaryllis lily. No sign of a bud. Is it snowing there? We have 6 inches on the ground in Fairmont WV and it's still coming down.

Vicki W said...

Your Christmas cactus is beautiful! I don't think I have ever seen an orange one.

Gene Black said...

I think the mock ups look great. (love purple and that shade of green together)

Even your Christmas cactus is showing exuberant color!

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Bunny said...

Your mock ups are terrific I like the first one the best.:) I do love your orange Christmas cactus too I have never seen an orange on I have a white one and a pink one and a drk pink one they are almost finished blooming. Thanks for the inpiration.

karenfae said...

the flower blossom is beautiful - you take a good close up shot.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Needled Mom said...

I am liking the green and pink pattern that will be making interesting patterns in the big quilt.

Love the salmon colored cactus flower.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So fun to see your sketch come to life Wanda.
And your orange Christmas cactus is awesome - thanks for sharing.

Cathi said...

How great to see your sketch come to life with fabric! I love the colours -- the purple and green are wonderful together with that lovely pink.
Gorgeous Christmas cactus flower -- such a wonderful shade!

Laura said...

I really like the first block! I knew based on the sketches you drew that either way you went, the blocks would be pretty.

Laura in AZ

capitolaquilter said...

You have a vision and then you make it a reality - wow - I'm going to have to take lessons. My visions stay in my head until I forget half of what i was thinking! Can't wait to see the layout with more with the secondary patterns showing. My Christmas cactus has ants...any tips on that?

Maria said...

Lovely cacti,now you have a pinkish one and an orange so you need a white.As you said you had room for three. My white one has pink edges and looks great.

Anonymous said...

Love those rectangle pieces, with the added punches of the smaller squares, this is going to be another fun piece. As always you will decide on the best design.

Oh my gosh ~ you surely captured the beauty of your Christmas catus. The light on that blossom is awesome.

J~MT

LC said...

That orange Christmas cactus is a winner! I am going to try and find one for myself. Nice blocks too.

Mego said...

Love the apricot cactus flower. GORGEOUS! Mine is screaming pink and full of blooms. My mother gave it to me years ago and we always say she's here for Christmas!

Gari said...

Your pictures of the flower are beautifl. How about a quilt from that?

Kathy said...

Your quilt layout looks beautiful. I have to say, the colors remind me of a Claude Monet lily pond painting. It is sure to be a wonderful quilt.