Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Lovely Morning

It has been such a cold grey week here this week, so it was lovely yesterday to meet up with the lovely Miriam from Yellow Rose Quilts and her gorgeous daughter Heidi. We met at a relatively new garden centre and cafe and enjoyed wandering through the interesting plants and statues. We fell in love with this amazing pergola...

Heidi & Miriam 

It is made out of rusty metal and decorated with gorgeous flowers and butterflies cut into it. I love those circles at the back of the structure, they could inspire a new quilt I think!!!


Gorgeous and simple pots with succulents hanging from wire, lots of trees in full autumn colour!


Thank you Miriam and Heidi for a wonderful morning. 


I've been getting more Japanese x and + blocks done...these are addictive!!


I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. xo

21 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Those flowers and butterflies could really inspire a new quilt. I too love wandering through garden centres, and even better if there's a coffee shop as well.

Goneaussiequilter said...

Love your blocks! I'm addicted too. How many blocks do you plan on making?

Maree: said...

All Nurseries should have Cafe's...they make a Lovely Place to sit & chat...
I agree with that Pergola it's Beautiful and always Lovely to catch up with Bloggers...
Great Progress on your Quilt it looks Fab!
cheers

Miriam said...

It was wonderful to catch up with you again Cathy! Thank you for a lovely morning! :)
Wasn't that pergola amazing!!!

You have been very busy with those beautiful blocks! I love all the colours together.

Kirsty said...

I love those + & x blocks, you didn't say where that lovely looking nursery was :)

Crispy said...

How fun to meet up with Miriam and her daughter and in such great surroundings!! I agree with Maree, all nurseries should have cafes.

Crispy

Jackie said...

That pergola is just fabulous!! I love the decorative cut work on it!! It sounds like you had a fabulous day and your blocks are fabulous too!

Barb said...

That does sound like a lovely place to visit.

Your quilt is just fabublous!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I didn't realize that those larger X's would emerge. I may have to make one of those too. And the pergola! I think you've just inspired my next applique project!

LynCC said...

That *is* a really cool pergoda!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

That pergola is beautiful! Your blocks look fun too!

Anna said...

What a great place! The blocks are really wonderful!

Tarnyia said...

You are so right about those post on the pergola... great idea for a quilt or border xxx

Talin's Corner said...

What a beautiful pergola. Wish I had it in my backyard.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love, love, love those blocks!!

Chookyblue...... said...

how nice you and Miriam got to meet up.........lovely pergola.......

meli B said...

The blocks are looking great. I love the way they move into and merge with each other to create new shapes.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

looks like a lovely day ! your blocks are looking amazing.... oh so tempting!!!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Such a pretty place! I love the circles too. Your x's are coming along nicely!

Jean C. said...

Your blocks/quilt is great! I love the scrappiness of it all! And that pergola.... WOW! I would love to go and do a rubbing of it! It would make a wonderful quilt! Soo cool! Ahem.... I'm a bit far away though!
I love the little quilt that you made with the scrap triangles too!

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That pergola is just fabulous!! I love the decorative cut work on it!