Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday, Monday

It's a sunny but cold day here on my red dirt road. We got some of our tomato plants, herbs and flowers over the weekend but they won't be planted for a few days since we are having freezing at night. Our rule of thumb is not to plant until after Easter. I just can't wait to get my hands in the dirt!

Last week was not very productive since I was a bit under the weather but I did get two more blocks of the 1998 BOM finished.

I love the Grandmother's Flower Garden block in any form. It was one of my own grandmother's favorite patterns and, since she had a big flower garden in the middle of her backyard, I grew up thinking that block was named for her (and I still think of her garden whenever I see that quilt block.) I have an ongoing hand-work project of paper piecing Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks.

I'm hoping to finish some a couple of UFO's this week. This is also a time to thank about the events of Jesus' last week on earth and the wonderful blessing of Easter Sunday. Wishing you and yours a happy and holy week,


The Other Barb said...

love both the design & colors in both of these blocks. Always enjoy looking at a log cabin block. Is the "grandma's flower garden" a hard block to do? Looks hard.
Happy Easter to you!

Jeanne said...

Wishing you a Blessed Easter, Karen. Your blocks are very pretty. I love it when quilt blocks evoke a special memory.

Anonymous said...

Log cabin is perhaps my favorite block, to look at and to make. Karen, I remember the red dirt in OK!
Do you have rose rocks on your property? Hope you are feeling better this week -- Happy Easter!

~Bren~ said...

Beautiful blocks.
I wanted to say I loved the post about your mother. She was a beautiful woman and the picture of her with you looks like out of a magazine!