In Full Bloom

I missed all the flowers in bloom at home this spring because I was enjoying this little guy over here in my last post.  

My front planter while I was away.  
Photo courtesy of youngest daughter

The next best thing for me was to take out all my flower quilts and have a little quilt show.  It's also been raining cats and dogs here along the eastern coast for the last 5 days.  The sun only peeking out around 5 o'clock in the evening.  Every time I wanted to go out and hang some quilts and take pictures, there was a thunder storm.  

Hollyhocks and Foxglove flowers are two of my favorite flowers.  I planted some the year that I made these quilts.  They never came back up.  I do have kind of a brown thumb when it comes to growing things in the ground.  Pots on the deck, well that's another thing.  I'll show you in another post when they get to their full potential.  
I love flower quilts.  I need to make more.  These two quilts were made when I was a fairly new quilter.  I made the purple Hollyhock quilt first.  When I finished it, I had to make another one in my favorite color...PINK...

 This is Tulip Time.  It's a free pattern that I give away in my store.
Another one of my favorites ✿

The following are pictures from Abbey Gardens in Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom when I was there in April.  Also some pics from the open air market which is open every Wednesday and Saturday.  

It was amazing how bright and vibrant everything was considering how cold and wet everything is over there.    Taken on the only sunny day I saw in three weeks.

It's been a while since I posted to my Tuesday Treasure group also.
I am back and I've got my sewing machine foot pedal to the metal.  


  1. Your photos are so beautiful and so amazing!...
    God bless you!

  2. The Hollyhock quilts are particularly lovely. Your use of color is terrific! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hello Stacey,

    Love your quilts,Hollyhocks and Foxgloves are some of my favourite flowers as well. Love the photo of the chooks grazing.

    happy days.

  4. Wow! A quilt show AND a travelogue! It doesn't get any better than that. Glad you are back home safely and enjoying sewing again.

  5. Oh my gosh I love all the photos. What a trip.


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