Sunday, May 26, 2013

Say it With Flowers Blog Hop: My Day

It's my day to share my Flower Creations. I love flowers, all kinds of flowers. I never met a flower I didn't like. I am partial to cone-flowers/echinacea, but I love all flowers! I had a few works in progress that needed to get finished and this blog hop was just the thing to light my fuse and get me going. Thanks Madame Samm for creating this blog hop and for sweet Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for cheer-leading on this hop. 

Before you all think I never sleep, let me explain that some of these quilts were started over 3 years ago. One needed to be quilt and bound, another just needed the binding, one needed a border and then to be quilt and bound, and another I added some embroidery, border, quilting and binding to in order to finish it. 

I hope you enjoy all of my flower creations...
Patchouli Moon Studio
Flowers in Pots. I hand blanket stitched with embroidery floss  the flowers and pots and machine quilted.
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Close-up. The flowers were from a book called Flowering Quilts by Kim Schaefer. but I set them in my  own setting.
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Quilt draped over my front gate.
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One of the flowers in a pot.
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I drew this sunflower on black fabric using a bleach pen. It's bleach discharged, removing the black dye. I painted green dye over the discharged areas of the leaves and grass and stem. I painted red dye over the center of the sunflower and touched a little dye into the flower petals. I left the flower petals just as it was after the bleach discharge. 
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I added a triple fabric border and corners. I used a couple of decorative machine stitches to stitch the wavy border. This is my own original quilt design.
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Sunflower close-up.
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This echinacea cone-flower quilt was needle turned appliqué by hand. I embroidered the spider and spider web by hand. I fused on some fabric butterflies and hand embroidered the antennae. Machine quilted the quilt.
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Draped on a park bench.
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Close-up of spider web and spider. I used one strand of Mylar along with the embroidery floss to give the spider web a sparkle to simulate the sun shining on the morning dew of the web. It really sparkles, even if this photo doesn't show it well.
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Made with batik fabrics.
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I made this Sewing Needle Roll out of wool felt. All made by hand with added appliqué and embroidery. It rolls up and snaps to keep it closed. This is my own design I made up. The pattern for this is in my Craftsy store.
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Here the roll is opened. There is a pocket at the bottom to hold my thimble and little scissors.  The  orange rectangle holds my needles, and the pink flower is stuffed with fiberfill and is the pincushion. I hand dyed all the felt except the white and dark green leaves.
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Close-up of pincushion. Those large round red, blue, pink and black things are my pins in the pincushion. On top are orange French knots.
This I made from a packet of batik flowers and hand dyed orange and yellow fabric. I made up the setting. All I needed to do to finish this quilt was to bind it. I used a fabric for the binding that has fuchsia, yellow, and orange in it, which was perfect.

I used a stencil to paint these cone flowers on fabric. I found the stenciled flowers in my UFO pile and decided this blog hop was just the thing I needed to finish it. I found the perfect fabric for a border and binding and the right green for the narrow inner border in my fabric collection. It was meant to be.
I free-motion echo quilted this small quilt.

May 27th~
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103 comments:

  1. Looooooooooove the coneflower quilt!

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  2. OMgosh...where to start...I LOVE IT ALL! I could fill up your whole page here with everything I'm thinking...but I'll leave room for the rest of your fans...lol. Love the coneflowers...wow, thanks for telling us how you did the sunflower...your first quilt just absolutely rocks!!!! And PLEASE tell us you'll be making a pattern to sell for your needleroll...it's so dang CUTE!!!!! You never cease to be an inspiration my dear!

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  3. I just Love the sunflower,thanks for sharing how you made it. The little needle roll is just way too cute,love all the pretties inside it too.

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  4. Wow! All I can say is Wow! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Wow!

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  5. OMGosh they are all beautiful...you are a very talented lady....I love your sunflower and the tut on how you made it. But I also love the flower pot and may have to look for that pattern...they are all just lovely.

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  6. Wow, so beautiful things, thank you !
    Greatings from Germany!

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  7. So much flowery gorgeousness here.

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  8. Wow, you have really been a busy woman. All your things are so beautiful and lovely. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being a part of this blog hop.
    Greetings from Sweden

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  9. I love all the things you made Daryl ! The 1st quilt is awesome, well all 6 are ! Wonderful designs of your own...Very creative, you have my vote for the day !!

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  10. Daryl what a great show of flowers! My jaw dropped seeing the first quilt and did not close till the end of your post.... my, are a creative woman! Thanks for sharing so much creativity and inspiration!

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  11. That's a good idea to paint the areas the bleach has discharged. Thanks for sharing all these projects.

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  12. WOW...their all beautiful !!!
    I will have to try the bleach idea :-)

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  13. The echinacea cone-flower quilt is simply STUNNING and I love the flower pot quilt, too!!!

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  14. So I did expect tons of amazing projects in this blog hop, but I think that you simply outdid everyone else!

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  15. Ok, you made me speechless!!
    Need I say any moore??
    Love all of it!
    regards from InGa

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  16. Absolutely stunning, awesome, beautiful, all your projects!!
    Oh my... so much creativity in one person.
    Thank you so much for offering this overload of inspiration :>)
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  17. Wow! You have been busy. I love all your projects.

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  18. So many gorgeous projects, I can't pick a favorite!

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  19. Good Grief.....so many wonderful projects! I'm just starting my blog hop and I already feel like a bee....hopping from one flower to another, and that's just on your blog. Love all of your lovelies, but I'm drawn to the bleached out flower. Very original and well executed... thanks for sharing on this Memorial Day!

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  20. So much creative work!! They are all sew lovely. I think my favorite is the cone flowers with the spider web. Great job.

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  21. What beautiful flowers. I love the flower made with the bleach pen, very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Beautiful work Daryl!! I like everyone of them, but love the conflowers.

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  23. Beautiful and crative work! I like everyone of them, but love the flowers in pot. It's soooo cuuuute!!!

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  24. You sure were busy. I think I love the wall hanging best but they are all great. Nice job.

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  25. Love both of your coneflower quilts.

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  26. Your work is absolutely beautiful. I really love those painted flowers.

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  27. Your needle roll is so cute, thanks for sharing!

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  28. I love the different methods you've shown here. Your sun bleached flower is gorgeous! Hand blanket stitching, needle turned applique, felt..you really have some beautiful projects here. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  29. Fabulous projects Daryl! I think my favourite is the stencilled cone flowers!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Gorgeous projects, and absolutely adore the cone flower applique quilt. Such wonderful inspirations projects.

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  31. You are so incredibly talented! I love your flowers!

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  32. YOU have to STOP this right now...stop inspiring me to be even more creative than I am trying to be...your flowery pieces, your photos...just excellent Daryl...

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  33. Wow! Feels great to finish so many things! Great job! My fav? That little spider web. So very cute.

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  34. Owowow!! I love them all!! O no, I don't have time to be inspired this way!!!

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  35. Daryl, Everything is just gorgeous!!!! The black fabric with bleach pen is something I would like to try, also the needle roll; would love to see a tutorial. Your ideas are just wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  36. Love your flowers in pots and that wool needle roll!!

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  37. They are all so pretty. I can't pick a favorite.

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  38. I'm with Patty (above) I cannot pick a favorite from all the lovely things you have shown us today though I am leaning to the sunflower as it is your original design. It looks like the hop lit a fire under to you to finish up what you had started, Daryl. I always know we are in for a treat when I see your blog on the day's list of participants. THX so much for sharing your time and talents with us.

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  39. Wouw, wat een mooie projecten heb je gemaakt!

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  40. So many beautiful projects! They are all awesome!

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  41. I'm speechless! They are all beautiful! Great job!

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  42. Adorei sua publicação, está maravilhosa! Lindas flores! Um abraço.

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  43. WOW!! Where do I begin?? Everything is stunning! I love the quilt and appreciate all the work that went into the creation of all those flowers. I enjoyed visiting you today
    Flower Power Rules!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  44. Absolutely beautiful projects. One kept getting better than the last! Your quilting was beautiful, the colors, the designs. Everything was just delightful. Thanks so much for sharing all of those beautiful works of art.

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  45. Hi Daryl, let me sneak in here to say what a beautiful fabric spring/summer you have on display today! Gorgeous works. I'd have to choose the stencil painted then quilted project as my favorite. Love the inspiration!

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  46. Oh my goodness! Your flower garden is filled with beauty! I love the flower sewing roll. Simply lovely! I think you must sew beautiful things in your sleep, too ... ;) Pat

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  47. Absolutely stunning!!!!!
    I am SO in love with the sunflower!!!! That is my favorite flower along with Hydrangeas:)
    Great job!!!

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  48. wow wow wow! Look at all those pretty flowers. NIce work

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  49. They are all so lovely. I think the sunflower is my favorite. Thank you for sharing them all, I truly enjoyed seeing them.

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  50. Wowwee Daryl! These are all gorgeous finishes! The addition of the spider and web (love the curly "Qs") is marvelous. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden :)

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  51. Your sure have been busy...even if some of them were partly done already! They're all beautiful. I really love the spider and her web.

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  52. All your flower projects are just fantastic but I'm especially drawn to the blach discharge piece. It is a really nice example. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. They are all so lovely. Very, very, very lovely!!!

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  54. Wow you have been busy.(Did you get time to sleep??9 Love your quilts. They are so lovely. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    Frederika

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  55. Stunning! so many finished quilt, all of them beautiful, all of them with flowers and yet all of them so different.

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  56. Hi!!! Wow!! Wow!!! They are all beautiful and amazing!!! I love them all!!! Love that you use lots of techniques too!!!! I love the bleach discharged sunflower!!!

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  57. Holy Cow!! what a wonderful mix of "flowers". You have a beautiful blooming gardent! Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Wow, what a lot of flowers, and all beautiful!

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  59. You were so busy!! I love the flower pot quilt its so cute!! You have some amazing designs!!

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  60. WOW, I can't believe the fantastic variety of your flower projects! My favorite is the bleach discharged flower. Thank you for sharing.

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  61. All projects are absolutely fabulous but that sunflower is my favorite. And that spider web!

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  62. Oh my! You have been working overtime and I am exhausted looking at all of your goodies. One prettier than the other--can that be? The sewing kits is adorable and I guess we can't stop making new ones--like it is needed. The stencil painted quilt is outstanding. You've gone over the top again.

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  63. Wow, that is a lot of pretty flowers. I think you do not sleep ;)
    Such a pretty sewing kit and all the lovely quilts. Great job.

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  64. I love all of Your quilts!!! They are so pretty.
    My best,
    Gosia.

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  65. All i can say is wow...You just blew me away with all of those gorgeous flowery projects.

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  66. Great quilts, love the flower pot one!

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  67. you have had some lovely quilts and projects awesome. thanks for sharing

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  68. What beautiful projects! I just love each one of them. The flower pot quilt is just so cheery!
    Thanks for sharing, I just love your blog.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  69. wowzers lots of lovely creations!!

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  70. Hello Daryl,
    I love your flowers, each and every one so beautiful projects!
    Thanks for sharing, it was a great pleasure to read this post ☺
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  71. I love all of your beautiful projects, especially the coneflowers. I am also partial to them. I also really like the first quilt with flower pots, and what a great needle holder. Excellent, excellent work!

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  72. All of your floral projects are fantastic. Impossible to pick a favourite, but the coneflowers really are stunning!

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  73. All of your projects are terrific- I love the needlecase!

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  74. You always do such wonderful work! Each and every projects is wonderful. I loved the little needlebook but also the 2 small flower quilts. I'll bet you really feel proud to have finished so many UFOs.

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  75. Wow! Your projects are breathtaking! Gorgeous!
    I love them all! N I love flowers too!

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  76. HI DARYL WHAT CAN I SAY ALL OF YOUR PROJECTS ARE JUST NSO BEAUTIFUL .I ESPECIALLY LOVED THE BLANKET STITCHING AROUND THE FLOWER POTS AS I LOVE TO DO THAT KIND OF HAND STITCHING TO.

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  77. Wow! You showed us so many fabulous projects today! You're a very talented lady!

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  78. Wow! Wonderful projects. Really love the two coneflower quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. I really love your cone flower applique piece. Is that your original design as well? Really striking!

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  80. I really like all of your projects. I am going to have to try doing one like the sunflower sometime. You are so talented and so many ufos finished, yippee for you! vickise at gmail dot com

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  81. Once again, just amazing, The bleached sunflower is fantastic, love the way you added the dye. My true all favorite though is the one with the echinacea cone flower with the spider web and butterfly. So very beautiful.

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  82. You have a beautiful quilted flower garden with all those projects! :)

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  83. All of your projects are so incredible! Nothing like a Blog Hop to get us to finish a few UFOs. :)

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  84. Beautiful projects and congrats on being a top pick of the day.

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  85. Yes, such a variety of projects, lovely flower- post :-)

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  86. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely projects!

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  87. No one does it better than you. Your quilts make me smile from ear to ear, only to be outdone by your fabulous photos!

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  88. Your projects are awesome,,love all the coneflowers too.

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  89. How am I supposed to move on and look at other blog posts! You've got me stuck here gazing at your lovely quilts. I thought the potted flowers quilt would be my favorite (I love it!) but they are all so pretty! You are very talented and I love your quilts!

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  90. Wonderful projects. What a great way to use a bleach pen too.

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  91. WOW, all the quilts are beautiful, my favorite is the one with the spider web, that's the cutest darn spider web I have ever seen. Keep up the good work! Bobbie SIA

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  92. Goodness! that's a lot of projects. I love the discharge one.

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  93. Love all of your flowers but I am crushing on the cone flower with spider web!

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  94. Oh my, I love picking flowers...too many to choose. Love them all Daryl.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. It made my day. Just what I needed. Judith, Texas

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  95. Love your coneflowers, I have purple ones in my garden. Your bleach pen fabric dyeing process is intriguing, thanks for sharing.

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  96. I'm just trying to catch up with the blogs I follow and was amazed at this post. Your work is amazing. So much of it and such an inspiration. Love the idea of the bleach pen. The flowerpot quilt is gorgeous and I love the web and spider. Everything looks beautiful.

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  98. Hi Patchouli! Your flower appliques are adorable! So beautiful and I love the spider Web quilting, too! Do you have some Connection to GREECE? Sunny wishes from Crete! x Teje

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    1. Hi Teje. Thank you so much! I couldn't reply to you in an email because you are a no-reply. Why do you ask if I have a connection to Greece? I know a few bloggers who live there and years ago I had a penpal who lived in Athens, but haven't heard from her in years. But that's all. Never been to Greece, although it looks beautiful!!!

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  99. Daryl your work is just beautiful! I love all of your designs and quilting. Thanks for sharing it at Val's... So pretty...

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  100. I loved everything, especially the quilt very pretty flowers

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