Friday, July 19, 2013

Combination blocks.........

I made some blocks with a combination of pink and green hoping to make a transition from the all pink blocks but there is more tweaking to be done.  I think maybe just the combination blocks might give me the effect I want.  So I need to play some more...........









I transplanted orange tiger lilies to my back garden in the spring so they are blooming just a little later than usual.  This is the first blooms but I have lots of buds.




Everything is lush and green with our wet spring.  There are a lot of small sunflowers (volunteers from bird seed) blooming along with the cone flowers.





I went out last night to water one hosta that I had transplanted a few weeks ago and decided to cut some of tall weeds close to the ground with my clippers.  I wasn't watching what I was doing and got one sunflower and a coneflower.  I wonder if the sunflower buds will open in the house in a vase.

16 comments:

Muddling Through said...

I like your green and red/pink. It will be interesting to see what they become. I don't know if the sunflowers will open. Never tried that. It's good to see all that lush growth in your neck of the woods! See, there's something to be said for jungle weather conditions. :)

Linda Swanekamp said...

I think that the pink combos look "realistic" meaning that flowers mix with greens in a garden. So, the pink blends as a unit in the green blocks when you combo them. I like that, but you may want the effect of strong shifts. I prefer the garden effect, as I have small flower gardens (wilting under the heat- the Asiatic lilies are dropping fast). Whatever you come up with, the blocks look great.

patty a. said...

the pink is adding a bit of zippity-do-da to the quilt. The combo pink and green are just the ticket!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

everything is beautiful - my tiger lilies bloomed late this year and are still blooming right now - they are usually a little earlier

Vicki W said...

I like the combo blocks!

Quiltedtime said...

Pink and green together? Now you are speaking my language. One of my favorite color combos.

capitolaquilter said...

oh yes, now that's the ticket, they just needed a middle ground and now they've got it.

JJM said...

Like your photo's of your cone flowers, your mixture looks much the same. Hard to beat mother natures mix. Another co-ordinated post today.

JJM

Mary said...

I like the combo pink and green blocks. Do you have any plans for the blocks that you don't use in this project?

Needled Mom said...

The pink and green combo does make it a more gradual progression. I like that better.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Loving the blend of colors in the quilt blocks . . . so much fun to watch your work evolve!!

suemac said...

The combo blocks do add to the quilt.

Kitchener Quilter said...

I was thinking as you were working on those greens, that some red or yellow would really jazz it up. And here you are. Looks fabulous.

Mary said...

was just thinking that the quilt and the picture below it are very similar colorwise... your quilt looks like a garden

Cathi said...

I love the look you're getting with the combination blocks. This is going to be an absolutely gorgeous quilt!

Brown Family said...

Ok, it looks better now!

Nan