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I have finished Lavender Parterre, my newest small quilt and placed it for sale in my quilt studio. I’ve recently fallen in love with smoky lavenders and decided to experiment – I’m pleased!
This is an original, one of a kind, funky folky tabletopper or wallhanging, and is entirely handstitched and handquilted. It would look sweet in a summery room or on your al fresco tea table. I used this small quilt as a kind of “recess” to work on while I worked through technical solutions for an art quilt I have been commissioned to complete – more of that later when I’m ready for a picture of it.
We are having day after day of glorious summer weather, cooling off each night as the fog comes ashore at sundown. Wildflowers are everywhere, including at least 5 kinds of wild roses, lupins, daisies and soon there will be black eyed susans. My lilies, columbines and peonies are gorgeous, and strawberries are in season, soon to be followed by high bush blueberries and raspberries. I’m planning a feed of small new potatoes and new green peas this evening.It’s so easy to eat locally grown fruits and vegetables at this time of year.