Sunday, May 27, 2018

Am I done yet?...........

I have all of the pieces filled in as well as quite a few changes since yesterday.  I have one piece I still want to replace but haven't found the right piece yet.









Here is the photo from yesterday for comparison.  I changed at least a dozen pieces, maybe more.  I might try to do a collage of the 2 side by side to make it easier to compare.





Here is a better photo of the earliest peonies.











I have about 30 peony plants and only about 6 or 7 are blooming right now.








When I moved here there were 43 plants with only one repeat, so 42 different ones.  I have dug up and moved some, gave some away.






I was surprised that there were 4 with the dark flowers on them.  I didn't remember that they were all the early ones.  I have one with white flowers that is always the last to bloom.

14 comments:

Libby in TN said...

We just moved into a new house and I am thrilled to discover we have several varieties of peonies, but the rain just beats them down. Do you recommend staking them or should I just accept them as-is?

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures of both the quilt in progress and the garden (and so related!). The quilt is especially wonderful with the picture made bigger so that the individual fabrics can be appreciated together. Thank you.

ceci

Gene Black said...

The colorwash is looking much better. I think I am beginning to be able to identify pieces that might need to be changed.
I see two pieces yet that don't work (to my eye.)

Marnie Haines said...

Interesting, Wanda. I just studied the color wash row by row both horizontally and vertically. Individual charges are so subtle but combined they create a more defined wash. Another lovely prize creation looks completed to me. Marnie Haines

Melinda Hirsch said...

Loving this new kind of colorwash—tempting me to try one myself. And the peonies!! Truly the queen of flowers.

julieQ said...

Your quilts glow from within...maybe from the fabric, and maybe a little magic you impart to them! My mom had peonies, and I just love them; yours are lovely!

stitchinpenny said...

Your quilts always make me think. There are 2 pieces in the new version that are making me want to move them. One 90 degrees and the other 180. Some people can't leave well enough alone. I know your way is better because you have tried every possible combination and it pleases your much better eye. you see things I only wish I could see.

Susan said...

I see two blocks towards the upper left corner that I would move or change, but the rest looks great to me.

Your peonies are beautiful! I don't have any blooming yet but it won't be long!

Nancy J said...

Those plants are so lovely, The colourwash, in my eyes, I would have it turned upside down, and the blues at the top.Just my way of an interpretation.
Do you then take it down row by row? And have you ever counted the number of pieces in any one?

JJM said...

Magnificent Floral Color Wash Wanda ! I absolutely love this one, it feels like an explosion of a botanical garden.

And your peonies, are so pretty... My sister has a single petal blossom peony blooming and the rest of her other varieties like your photo's are ready to bloom also. I don't have any peonies but my Breaded Iris are blooming.

JJM

Mary said...

If you're not done, I'd say you are very close. Beautiful yard shots too.

Mystic Quilter said...

Super colourwash and so happy to see the photos of your paeonies!!

Asha said...

Definitley my favorite colorwash. I just LOVE the flowers. It takes your colorwash to a whole new level. This is looking so wonderful now! :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thank you for all the beautiful peonie photos -- I just love those flowers.