Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday is Flower Day!

The summer is just about over, but I still have some lovely flowers in my garden. This one is called Lavatera. I started them from seeds, indoors. The package said they were mixed colours, but most of mine are this wonderful pink. They are a member of the mallow family. Can you tell? Other plants in the mallow family include hibiscus, okra, hollyhocks, cotton plant, Rose of Sharon and many more. In fact there are about 200 genera and over 2000 different species in this family.

Here is a close up.

A few white Lavatera came up too. I really love the large, snow white blooms.

Family: Malvaceae. Genus: Lavatera.

A couple of other flowers are blooming in my hexagon garden. I made several this week. I joined them to the others, so I am not exactly sure of how many I made, and I am not going to show you how it looks at this point. These flowers are rather small and it doesn't look as if the quilt is growing. I'm afraid if I take a photo every week I will get bored and not finish this quilt. Yesterday I joined a small group of quilters for tea and quilt talk. I was able to make two more flowers. I now have 35 flowers altogether.

I decided to join an online BOS (Block of the Season). I know, I know. I already have too many projects waiting to be finished. But this is going to be a small cat wall hanging. I just couldn't resist. Check it out. It's on Ellie's Quiltplace. Or click on the Cat Quilt icon on my sidebar.


The Calico Cat said...

Since you have tons of free time, can you do the cat BOS for me? :o)

wackywoman said...

Lovely. You have a sunshine award on my blog.

hakucho said...

I have an unfinished flower quilt up in my attic from my college days. Seeing you work on yours has made me want to dig it out. Maybe someday?

Pat said...

Those flowers you started from seed are VERY pretty!

Barb said...

Just love your real and not so real flowers....great job!!

nicolette said...

All the flowers that are still blooming are so nice to watch now. I love lavatera!

Such cute BOS blocks!

em's scrapbag said...

Your Rose of Sharon is beautiful. You have more blooms than I do. What's your secret. Love your little flowers. This is going to be a great quilt!

Simone de Klerk said...

Sorry to say, but this time I like your real flowers better (o: Such beauty.
Where would we be without a new project???