Friday, April 16, 2010

Of Flowers and Blocks

I have been busy this week, but I don't have much to show for it. I spent a lot of time in the garden. Mostly pulling and digging up weeds and other invasive plants. My back is killing me!
But I guess it was worth it. Things are starting to look really good. This is a group of very early tulips. They open when the sun shines and they close up on cloudy days.
Most of my spring bulbs are in bloom at the moment. Here are some purple hyacinth in the front garden.
This block is last week's Friday Block Party block. It is called, 'Wandering Star'. I didn't get around to making it last week, but I had some time this morning. It is a 9-inch block. I used some pretty batiks. The block could have had a little more contrast, but I like it all the same. It was quick and easy.
I also worked up this week's block on the Party, called 'Crossover'. I bought that blue fabric last week. I just loved it, so I wanted to use it. But for this block I think I should have used a 'plainer', lighter or 'less active' fabric. Still, I like how it turned out.
My computer monitor turned itself off and refused to come back on a few days ago. So I bought a new monitor, but it is wider. And now everything seems to be distorted. Oh, well. I was going to buy a new computer soon anyway. Maybe a laptop. This monitor will suffice for the time being.


the dutch purple rabbit said...

i love the last picture. I think the blue and brown working so nice together.
the patern is also very lovely.

have a nice weekend.


Barb said...

That last block looks so diffcult!!

Exuberant Color said...

I like the wandering star block. I've never seen that one before.

Those tulips are unusual.

nicolette said...

Love the blue and brown block Hetty!

The distortion of your screen might have to do with the set screen resolution.