Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Block of the Month Quilt - Block 8
Being a keen gardener I had heaps of fun sewing the last block for my new Block of the Month Quilt design.
The nursery rhyme Mary Mary Quite Contrary was always of interest to me as a small child. I remember pouring over the illustrations seeking out the flowers that had been depicted. It amused me that cockle shells were in Mary's garden because I was a country girl who lived far from the sea. I wasn't familiar with shells and the thought of having them in the garden seemed strange. Now living in Tasmania, a small island surrounded by the sea, the idea of using cockle shells as a garden edge doesn't seem nearly so strange.
Although I chose not to include shells in my design I wanted to include Mary and of course a watering can.
I came across some wonderful photos of old watering cans and thought I would share them with you.
Aren't they amazing!
I have an old watering can that I use for my garden which is the one I used for inspiration for my block design.
And of course there are some flowers with little Yo Yo centres.
And some embroidered Fox Gloves
Now it's time to work on the border .
Until next time.