EPP Starflowers, Little Baskets, and Rose of Sharon

The RSC ( Rainbow Scrap Challenge ) color of the month is teal.

Working with reproduction fabrics I don’t have much ‘real ‘ teal…such as the Little Basket on the top left:

So I just worked with what I had for another basket and two EPP ( English Paper Pieced ) Starflowers that I later appliqued onto a background.

As to hand-quilting, I have made some progress off and on this week on my Rose of Sharon quilt.

Here is the area that I am working on now:

A wider view:

I’ll be sharing at So Scrappy for the Saturday RSC  link up and at Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

So saddened to learn of Anthony Bourdain’s tragic death / suicide today.  I was reviewing some short clips of his shows on You Tube this morning…favorites of mine are his time spent in Iran and then his first trip to an American Waffle House :) 

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Blooms & Little Baskets

I saw a funny meme on Facebook today with Forrest Gump showing astonishment.  The text said ” The snow melted and then it was 80 degrees.!” 

We went from cold weather to   77 degrees then on to two 85 degree days here in Southwestern PA.

Those two days felt like July, and were hard to adjust to. Rain is moving in and we’ll have a cool off and more spring-like temperatures.

My crab apple tree has bloomed and my youngest son’s dog is jumping at an 8 foot high branch that he reached last fall and we had to saw off…

Pit Bulls just love to jump!

The pink blooms have turned over to white and when a breeze kicks up it begins to ‘snow’ blossoms all over the yard :)

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month is rose or pink. I appliqued two gold baskets for April’s color and moved on to some pink little baskets for May. Hand quilting on my Rose of Sharon certainly fits in with the pink / rose theme for the month as well :)

See what other Rainbow Scrappers are up to at So Scrappy on Saturdays and join us Slow Stitchers at Kathy’s Quilts on Sundays.

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