flower pots

Today started out promising with a smiling sun.

This squirrel seem to think so too digging for treasures in a flower pot. But I fear it will be a hard sight for the gardener.

Planting in lightly chipped cups and vintage mugs is also nice. They make the window very pretty! I learned that from my grandmother.  But I didn't know that pups can grow out of cups too and attract honey bees! 

It is really my lucky day.. I see a letter coming in the post :)

This chicken is so cute with her greedy eye! Dandelion seeds must be tasty to take this much risk!
I kind of have the same look when I go for fabric shopping minus the cuteness factor ;)

Soon, sun went behind the clouds and raindrops fell making my clover plants and this frog & turtle pair quite happy!

I guess it is never a dull moment for these pots with all sorts of busy activities and accidents happening around them.

I have a soft spot for flower pots and thought they will make a good subject for my next quilt. I think it is going to be a small baby quilt. I am still choosing fabrics to go with these blocks. I used machine applique for the pots & critters and added rest of the details by hand using embroidery thread. These blocks are tiny at 3 1/2".

The fabric I used for the background is organic cotton in sage, that I got at SuperBuzzy last year. I like the natural flecks it has and is also incredibly soft. The flower pot fabric is a Japanese linen but I don't know the name of this print. If I make anymore progress I will post about it soon ( ' u ' )

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!!


Ann Champion said...

Your blocks are SO cute! I always enjoy and admire the way you can tell a story with needle and thread. I look forward to seeing how you put this little cutie together.
On a side note...I think you should write children's books. You have a true gift. : )

Stephanie said...

I agree with Ann about you writing and illustrating children's books with your quilt projects. So cheerful and fun and thoughtful.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I always love how your work is so beautiful and tells us a story. They are wonderful!

Ann Marie said...

Thank you for the lovely story to start my day. I'm looking forward to see how you set these blocks.

Candace said...

Oh yes - another vote for you writing children's books, Pratima! Your quilt blocks are so happy and adorable. I can't wait to see the finish!

Amy Morinaka said...

Your handwork is so creative and sweet! Thanks for sharing the inspirations - can't wait to see more!!

Debbie said...

I love-love these little sweet-flower pot blocks and reading the endearing captions that go with them.

Maureen T. said...

OMG! These are adorable! It's a wonderful idea for a baby quilt. Think of the hours of storytelling that your block will inspire!!