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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Past Reflections Block 4

This month I have a Mexican Rose pattern for you.  I have no idea if there is a real flower known as a Mexican Rose....perhaps someone can tell me.  This block was amongst a collection of floral patterns I felt suited the project.

This one looks simple, but getting those petals right is a little tricky.  I found that they worked better for me when I added them every second one, then filled in the alternate petals.  Do the leaves and stems first, then add the flowers, and finally the centre.  These instructions are all in the pattern which is now ready to download on the Legend and Lace website.  As always, if you have a problem with the download please let me know and I will do what I can to help.

I am still taking photos with my phone, but I am getting hang of it now.  I have worked out how to enhance the photos and crops etc.  With my camera photos, I have always done that on Photoshop and know all the buttons to press there......so this is a huge learning curve.  These don't look too  bad. 

I finished the last of the Maltaville album blocks, the last one being the top right tulip, number 36.  As I got my Return to Paradise quilt back from basting at the machine quilters, I really would like to move on with that.  These blocks are now ready to be sewn together into a 6 x 6 quilt top.  That is plenty big enough.  I like that there is some blue and other colours in these blocks, as I have enough red and green quilts to do me now.

It is the last few days of the school holidays, and we went to the Zoo on Thursday.
 This is not a real Panda!  but we do have 2 Giant Pandas at the Adelaide Zoo.  They are a great attraction.  Skylar and Katie are having a ride.
 This Cormoran was not at all concerned about us being so close.
 Love these picture opportunities.  They are all over the place.

Next school holidays we plan to go to Monarto Zoo, which is an open plains Zoo, and you can see the animals running around like they should be.  It is about an hours drive, so a good days outing.


  1. You had me going there for a moment with the panda. It looks real at first glance. Oh what fun to ride a panda! Love your Mexican rose block.

  2. Love this months block. I am itching to get started on these blocks. Shared your site with my applique group .

  3. Beautiful fabric beautiful applique--never heard of Mexican Rose the flower but the quilt block is stunning