Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Start of Freda's Flowers

When I first saw the jelly rolls of Bliss, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with mine.
Freda's Flowers is the newest pattern designed by my good friend Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive.

This line is flying off the shelves.

Bliss by Bonnie and Camille of Cotton Way
I've been counting the days until I knew I would have a few Blissful moments all to myself.

I think I had my sewing machine set up in our hotel room before the suitcases were even unpacked.
Did you know that with a little adaptability a couch can double as a design wall?

I've been encouraging Mr. Cactus to take all the time he needs on the golf course.
It's a sacrifice, but...I'll be okay....
"Really dear, play 18 holes. There are many wonderful courses here in San Diego. Wouldn't you like to play them ALL?"

I have often listened to Nanette tell stories of her childhood in Pennsylvania and the wonderful example of her mother Freda.
It's only fitting that a flower be named in her honor.

Nanette's Version
Nanette has been having a retreat with the women in her family, and she has been teaching the sewers and non-sewers alike, how to make Freda's Flowers.
Make sure to run over to her blog and see all the fun they have been having together.


Darlene said...

Freda's Flowers are perfect in Bliss! Beautiful, Nedra.

Shannon said...

Looks like your having a great time away. I love sewing in hotel rooms. You have a great set up, if Mr. Cactus spends that much time on the golf course just think you will have quilt all done

Sherri said...

this is going to be a wonderful quilt! Nanette's patter + Bliss = a quilted dream!

Material Mary said...

I'm so loving your flowers that are blooming all over the hotel room--what fun. Love the bliss and it is perfect for the pattern.

Merlene Lanier said...

I just ordered my jelly roll of bliss a couple days ago, but didn't have a pattern in mind, just knew I had to have it. Now I have a pattern in mind! Thanks.

Janet said...

What perfect fabric for the blocks.
I've never sewn in a hotel room but I see that I might have been missing something.

SewCalGal said...

Now this is my type of a relaxing vacation. Love your Bliss fabrics. Freda's pattern looks super cute. I'll hop on over to visit her blog.


Browndirtcottage said...

Hubby playin' golf....nice hotel room with no house work or dishes to do.....and BLISS......sigh