Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hugs in the Garden

We have had my in-laws visiting from Brisbane. It is always wonderful to have family visit, partly because it gives us another reason to explore the beautiful place we live here on the Mornington Peninsula. This time we met a friend, Kathy, at Heronswood, a beautiful old home (1855) and gorgeous gardens full of fruits, vegetables and flowers. It was also a lovely spot to take a couple of pics of my hugs quilt top...


Yellow is my favourite colour of the month, I love the vivid yellow of this flower...


Ooh and I have never seen a lotus seed pod before, these are amazing and full of seeds.


The Echinacea flowers were stunning, I love that pinky brown colour.


The hugs quilt looked good on the stone steps leading up to the house (click on the pic to see more detail).


A lovely day in the garden. xo

26 comments:

Jackie said...

Such great photos of your quilt and flowers!! I love that yellow too. In fact that is the color of my house, bright sunny, happy, yellow.

Barb said...

I loved the lotus seed pods, looked like alot of eyes looking at ya! Your quilt is just wonderful

Sujata Shah said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of the garden. We could definitely use some colorful inspirations while we wait for spring to arrive!
Love the quilt too!

Oops-Lah said...

What a lovely post, Cathy! Gorgeous flowers and I too love the lotus seed pods. Here in Asia they eat the seeds cooked for a dessert, very tasty! And your quilt!!! What can I say? I especially love the photo with the quilt draped on the dark stone steps. The colours are so vibrant. Stunning!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Stunning quilt Cathy and so is the garden..

Miriam said...

I love the colours you have used in your Hugs quilt, Cathy.

What a beautiful setting for some quilt photos!

We have had Heronswood on our list to visit, but haven't made it there yet. DH is interested in their vegetable gardens.

Carla said...

Flowers and quilts...what could be better? Especially here in the US where it is still winter and we wish for spring flowers. Love your quilt...as always!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Gorgeous Cathy!! As always, beautiful and inspiring! Did you eat there too? The cafe is great!

Julie said...

I love your completed top - the orange/reds really POP out and grab you!! Beautiful fabrics and a block that I would really like to try. Very inspiring!!

Sarah said...

I'm loving yellow at the moment too! The hugs quilt is another stunner Cathy. Wow!!!!

Nedra said...

Beautiful pictures Kathy. Great place for a photo shoot for your wonderful quilt.

Julierose said...

Your Hugs quilt is just lovely, Cathy. Great photos of flowers blooming--we got 2 1/2" of snow last night Booooo!!! And today we have howling winds..."...can Spring be far behind..." I hope not....Julierose

fiberchick said...

Thank you for the gorgeous photos of the garden and your lovely quilt. That lotus seed pod is fascinating!

Annie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love pics of quilts outdoors. Thank you too for the lovely garden tour. Beautiful flowers.

Letterpress said...

I echo everyone else's comment about the loveliness of your quilts against the backdrop of that beautiful house. You are inspiring us all to get busy and get making those hugs/kisses quilts! I think that Cross-X block is on all of our to-do lists.

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Nifty Quilts said...

Your quilt looks so great! You have a way of mixing colors that is fresh and all your own. It is nice to see the flowers as well. It's cold and gray here.

barb's creations said...

Lovely post Cathy,your quilt just pops on the stone steps and the last bunch of flowers remind me of painted porcelain ones,very pretty :) Barb.

imquilternity said...

Love your quilt top Cathy! It's certainly bright and cheerful. Those lotus seed pods look kinda spooky...like little eyes watching everything! :) - It appears I'm having problems with the word verification. Will try once more and then I'm going to give up if it doesn't work.

Stephanie said...

Looks perfect for a picnic in such a pretty setting. Love the lotus seed pods.

Jules said...

ohh i love your quilt and i love Heronswood!. Your blog always makes me a little homesick. But it's ok, don't stop haha. Currently in upstate NY.

Quiltjane said...

A beautiful quilt amongst a beautiful setting

Betty said...

Krásná deka,krásné fotky.Jak je to krásné,že je u vás léto.U nás je ještě zima ale už se blíží jaro.

Lisa said...

Such beautiful colours. Love your really intersting quilt, looks a bit Kaffe Fassett, your photos remind me of his fabulous quilt books. Well done!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your quilt looks gorgeous in that garden.
The lotus seed pods are very inspirational !!

Jodie said...

Love it on the steps. Great photo.

meli B said...

Your quilt top has inspired me to keep going on mine. I can see lots of fabric scraps that I recognise in yours that I have used too. The colours all mix in together and it looks stunning. Those flowers are gorgeous too. Most unusual.