Monday, March 31, 2008

Have you ever been on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland? I very distinctly remember exactly when I realized that the information they were giving on the cruise was silly jokes. My favorite of those jokes is when they take you under the waterfall to see the 'back side' of water. In that vein, I present the back side of my quilt. Just a few more little stitches and my Spring Four Seasons Quilt Swap piece will be ready for the mail. All that is left is to stitch on the label. The nursery rhyme was going through my head all the time I worked on my piece. I certainly enjoyed making this piece and the other seasons before it. I'll reveal the finished front once it is received by my partner.
With apologies to Chris at Cats On My Quilts, I am closing with a backyard photo. With the abundance of rain we had this year, the wildflowers have been glorious this spring. And like the websites for finding fall color in New England there are sites for wildflower viewing updates. The best viewing is now past, but there are still some varieties blooming in my backyard.
This may very well be the most beautiful California Poppy I have ever seen. I had a lot of fun just looking at the petals waver in the breeze while I attempted to capture its essence in digital form. I'll look forward to its seeds bringing more brilliant color to my yard at the same time next year.

30 comments:

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Gee thanks. I'll Fedex you all the snowballs you want.

Wendy said...

What a fun little rhyme for the back of a quilt.

We had snow on the weekend but today it's sunny so I'm hopeful spring is coming soooooon!

Juliann in WA said...

I love the back of that quilt. Can't wait to see the front. I hope my poppies will be able to bloom this year after the crazy weather we have had.

Carin said...

Libby I love corny jokes too.
Can't wait to see the front of the quilt. Your flowers are so beautiful!

Stephanie said...

That poppy is stunning! Can't wait to see the front of the quilt; I didn't do one for this season, knowing I'd be too busy to do it justice.

kjquilts said...

I can't wait to see the front!

Stina said...

Can´t wait to see the front...sooo curious...;D Thankyou for showing some FLOWERS...maybe I will share some lovely photos of snow on my blog...*LOL*

Knot Garden said...

I like those stripes on the back of the quilt. The flower photo is beautiful, I love the bright pink flowers in the corner.

Carol said...

Can't wait to see it from the frontside...LOL!
Love the flowers.

KCQuilter said...

I LOVE your label! I am such a fan of nursery rhymes and love tying them to quilts. Neat backside (quilt backside, I mean!!!!)

Katie said...

Back side of the water,huh. LOL
There is something special about spring flowers. It is snowing here today and that's no April Fool joke.

Dawn said...

Oh the flowers are beautiful! Still too gray and cold here for flowers. I love the back of your quilt! I can't wait to see the front!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your garden color is, indeed, glorious. Happy Spring, Libby! I'm thinking that maybe there are strawberries on the front of that little quilted beauty? I can't wait for the reveal.

Perry said...

This is a beautiful poppy! You did a great job of capturing it on "film". The back of your Seasons like very interesting, will look forward to seeing the front.

Screen Door said...

I can't wait to the the front--- love the scallopped borders

Bren said...

I love the little diddy on the label!! The poppy was gorgeous!!

MammyT said...

Oooh, fun. Mine is about to get the label on, too. Then off to my swap partner. I've shown mine! It shouldn't matter. She will probably never go to my site.
Nancy

Chocolate Cat said...

The photo of your flower is just beautiful, needed on this cold, windy, wet day we are having!

loulee1 said...

I haven't heard that rhyme for years. ;-)
The back of your quilt is stunning! Wow, blows me away. LOL

lil said...

Libby, you make me so curious, think I have to wait a bit more

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous flowers! I'm liking the back so I'm sure I'll love the front of it. :)

May Kristin said...

The back looks great, but I'm quite sure the front will look the best! Look forward to see the front!

Marilyn R said...

What a cute rhyme and I can't wait to see the front of the quilt!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Can't wait to see the front of that little treasure that someone will have in their hot little hands soon. The picture of that poppy is so pretty. Let's see weather wise today, we've had a snow squall come through this morning, rain just a little bit ago and now the sun is shining. Typical spring MN weather.

Hugs - Karen

Sweet P said...

What a tease! Showing the back of the quilt is a good idea. Your tote bags are cute too.

atet said...

What fun springtime adventures you've been having. I know what you mean about projects piling up -- I've got a bit of that going on here in the cornfields. I've declared this the week of "finish it up and get it out of here" so I can start of new! Love that glass piece you showed -- that would make a sensational quilt! What fun!

Carole said...

I cannot wait to see pictures of your 4 season swap quilt - the front side! ;o) In my garden, the daffodils are finnaly peaking their little heads! WOOOOOHOOOO, I think something similar to spring has arrived in Upstate NY! Actually, here we call it mud season! lol

Guðrún said...

Ooh I would love to see the front of the quilt right NOW.

Karen said...

I love the back side of the quilt! Oh, you people who can grow POPPIES. They must be one of the most gorgeous flowers ever.

roofing contracters said...

These all pictures looking very good and i really like these pictures and mat and flower is looking very beautiful.
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