Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quilt Content?

Piecing has taken a backseat to a summer visit from my daughter & grandkids.  This past weekend was packed with activity sans kiddoes.  On Saturday, we visited our local Amish area where quilt gardens and murals are at summer peak.  You can find details here.  Our tour included just this one stop - mural and quilt garden.


Thus ends the quilt content of this post!





Sunday we visited the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, MI where an exhibit of Chihuly glass is on display through Sept. 30.  It was a beautiful day - the sunshine danced off the glass.  Following are a few of my favorite installations!






Now that their visit is over, I'm looking forward to the change of seasons - cool temps, bright leaves, mums, and ... pumpkins - I love my pumpkin patch!

14 comments:

Barb said...

Just beautiful...glad you had fun.

Mimi said...

Beautiful. I have been seeing a few posts about the Frederick Meijer Gardens. I am going to have to make a trip over there before the glass display is gone. Thanks for sharing.

Dolly said...

Sounds like wonderful tours, but my favorite photo is the last one of your garden.
With all the Autumn's I've lived through, 52, I guess, I've never seen a GREEN pumpkin. I guess I thought that they started out orange ! Never really thought about it at all, but I can see how you'd love to go out and check on their progress !

Vicki said...

We didn't plant orange pumpkins this year - just white and blue. I think orange pumpkins start out orange.

Kathie said...

wow looks like a great place to visit
I LOVE that blue in the 4th picture wow!!!!
ah yes love pumpkins
Kathie

Lori said...

It looks like a beautiful place to visit.

I think you are rushing summer a bit, don't you think? ;) We had such a long wet, windy spring that I'm really enjoying summer!!

YankeeQuilter said...

I for one can't wait until Autumn! Great photos...I had some white pumpkins growing this year but something got to them a few weeks ago. Guess I'll try again next year!

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Cheryl said...

The Chihuly glass is glorious. Thank you for sharing! Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I am new to blogging myself and follow many of the same blogs you do. Check me out at fatesdesigns.blogspot.com. I will be following you!

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Sandra Henderson said...

Oh how beautiful! What a special time to go visit this garden. The pumpkins are amazing. Your quilts are so beautiful and I've really enjoyed catching up on your blog today! :)

Sarah said...

I love Chihuly glass! He exhibited two summers in a row (very rare) at Fairchild Gardens in Miami, FL but they didn't have the waterfall or the blue "starburst." His glass in the sunshine is just gorgeous - Fairchild also had a night viewing.

Nancy said...

Your sister sent me this link to your blog. Love The Old Bag Factory and garden! And the Chihuly exihibit.. oh, my. I saw one of his in the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix last year. Just lovely. Love your quilts. Enjoy the rest of your summer.