Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stitching and blooms.......

I finished quilting this streak of lightning zig zag at 11 p.m. last night so it hasn't been trimmed yet.  I will choose a binding today.
When I opened the blinds yesterday morning I noticed 2 of my cacti are blooming.  Three more should be starting today.
This one is the 2 tone flower and at least one more of the plants is like this one.  I have a white one ready to bloom too.  I think the red ones must be the later ones that don't have buds yet.
 
 

17 comments:

Lynne said...

The quilt is great and the cacti beautiful.

Susan said...

Your blooms are about a week ahead of mine. I have a white, pink and a terracotta and it won't be long before they are all covered in blooms! (Maybe they are Halloween cacti?)

Anonymous said...

Hmm, will have to get busy on my zigzag quilt. I have started calling my blooming cactus a Holiday cactus . It blooms from the end of October until way past Easter . It is a happy bloomer in the bathroom window.

Louise

Gene Black said...

Thanks for always inspiring us with your quilts, your seemingly never ending energy for quilting AND your lovely flower pictures.

Glady said...

My cactus is getting ready to bloom too. I talked to a man at the feed mill and he said there are two kinds of cactus - one has more pointy leaves and that is the Christmas cactus. The other kind, our kind, is a Thanksgiving or holiday cactus. Mine blooms early, like yours. The flowers are so delicate - a delight to see. Enjoy!

cajunquilter said...

What a great quilt and the flowers are amazing. I may have to tell hubby the next time he surprises me with a plant for my sewing room window I want a cactus!

Sheila said...

Love the quilt. WOW. That plant is putting on a SHOW this year! Love it :D

Taos Sunflower said...

The colors in your quilt are just spectacular. Those fabrics are perfect for the zig zags.

Anonymous said...

I do not know of anyone else that has the success of in house blossoms that you do. I still can not get over how you took them from the outside with buds and replanted and it did not set them back at all. So very pretty.

I like your quilting on Streak of Lightning. Compliments and emphasizes the pattern.

Prayers for you ~
J~MT

Nancy J said...

Hi Wanda.4.30 a.m. here, the cactus shade is lovely, and the zig-zag super.Caring thoughts sent from down under, 3 days will seem a lifetime,let all our thoughts,prayers,hugs and more cover you with love. Greetings from Jean.

Cathi said...

I like the quilting you've done on your zig-zag quilt -- it works with rather than against the pattern of the quilt.
Love seeing the cacti in bloom!

Char said...

Beautiful, mine aren't blooming yet.

suemac said...

Love how your quilt turned out. Your blooming cacti are beautiful.

Sharon said...

Love the zig zag. I'm glad you share your cacti, my mom used to have one that bloomed every year.

jenny miller said...

I adore those zigzags. They look pretty. I've never seen a cacti bloom. The flowers are very beautiful.
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Frieda Anderson said...

I just watched your video of your show. It was wonderful.
I have to tell you I just returned from teaching at PIQF and one the ladies in my class is a huge fan of yours!!

Pat said...

It must be getting near Christmas. The Cacti are beautiful and look very healthy. It is always nice to have flowers in the house.