Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: wildflowers

Poppies and cornflowers | Poppies and cornflowers in wheat field against the evening sun.:
I was so enamored with the wildflowers while we were traveling in the central region of our great country, that I thought I'd keep up the momentum. I wasn't able to take all the pictures that I would have loved because my husband goes through moods of stopping for a picture to not even slowing down. Trust me the pictures that I took through the windshield at 70 mph are not so good.

California Wildflowers - owls clover, lupin, goldfields, popcorn flower, poppies and more!
I did manage a little walk to a beautiful natural area at one of the parks. But remember, I am terrified of poison ivy and such, so I would not actually walk into the grass. I found flowers and grasses along the edge to photograph. If you've ever had a really bad case of poison ivy/sumac/oak or the hives from allergy meds, you'd have done the same thing.

Vibrant wildflowers in light blue vases. The wedding at the link is worth checking out too.:
Anywhoo, here we are looking at wildflowers on Pinterest. 
Wildflowers..... More beautiful than the hybrid florist flowers.

For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10
I have always loved Queen Anne's Lace.  When I was little my grandmother would pick some and add food coloring to the water so the flower heads took on the color of the water.  Special memories for me.
I saw tons of this (Queen Anne's lace) and tried several
times to get a good picture. I had one all along!

Chicory - Again, in my neck of the woods, this is considered a weed.  But like I say, if it has a flower...............wildflowers-help provide food for the insects of the world. We need them. Our cities are food deserts for them.

~~Wild Flower Mix Seeds - easy way to create a border of wild flowers~~

Travelling to South Africa with Via Volunteers opens the door to amazing sights. Cosmos grow on many a South-African roadside.

And a few quilts with some gorgeous wildflowers...
Genus Imaginus - A Collection of Imaginary Flora by fibre artist Carolyn Flood.  Posted by Georgette, Georgie grrl via Flickr

Wool applique PATTERN Prairie Wildflowers by HorseAndBuggyCountry:

Denise Griffiths (Australia)  Wildflowers & Waratahs for Dad

Zinnia Bouquet Quilt Kit Melinda Bula Designs Keepsake Quiltingnoelleodesigns wildflower quilt

Alliums Silhouette.
Moody, murky background. machine stitched with hand embroidered French knots.
5 ½ x 7in
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Echinacea Purpurea by Hilary Beattie

Silk ribbon embroidery Wildflowers  full kit by SilkRibbonKits
ribbon embroidery--but I couldn't resist!

Melinda Quilts ETC: Pat Wys:

Waterton Wildflowers: 20 x 23 inches. Commission - Wall Hangings

And for fun, a few quilts and mini-quilts that I've made over the years.

  These are two quilts using the same pattern, which I designed years ago. It's called "He Loves Me."

Coordinating minis  (They are square; I just can take pictures!)

1 comment:

Karen S said...

I am delighted to be able to see your pictures this time.
We very rarely get a lot growing here with our climate, but I do love seeing them.
You are lucky to be able to enjoy the real thing!