Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hollyhocks in the House?


My baby girl is graduating this week and as of today we have a full house of guests.
That meant that I had to clear that quilting table.
Everyday last week I got up at 530 am and worked on quilting this wall hanging.
I love it so much that I want to make 2 skinny ones to go in the dining room but maybe in different colors.
Does anyone know what other colors hollyhocks grow in? I was thinking maybe some yellow ones? Blue?

18 comments:

Pat said...

I say.......who CARES if your colors are realistic in the skinny ones? Make them whatever colors YOU want to make them. This is a BEAUTIFUL wall-hanging, by the way. GOOD job!!!

JustCindy said...

I have to agree with Pat, you can make your hollyhocks any color you want. I love this pattern! Congratulations to your daughter!!

grendelskin said...

That's lovely work. Hollyhocks come in lots of colors - reds, pinks, yellows, whites, lavenders. Some are variegated, with darker color in the center. Go with whatever you wish - if they don't come in the colors you select, they probably ought to!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

My mom loves Hollyhocks, she has them in the front yard, a huge long line of them.

Yvette said...

I have to agree with Pat. The wall hanging does look fantastic on the wall.

Congrats to the graduate.

Jean said...

I love the hollyhocks...great you got it finished. I think the skinny ones would be awesome in any color.

Debbie said...

Oh... this is soooo lovely.... and congrats to your DD on her graduation!

Karen said...

I don't know anything about growing hollyhocks but I certainly like your hollyhock quilt.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How ambitious! If anyone can do it you can, thats for sure. Love hollyhocks. I can't wait for mine to bloom next month.

Barb said...

I love it....it is so pretty.

aussiequilter said...

what a gorgeous quilt!Love it cheers teri

loulee said...

I can't help with the colours question, but I had to stop and say that this one is beautiful.

MaryAnn said...

Love this quilt....could you tell me the pattern? Is it fused? Just had a program at my quild on fusing. Keep up the good work.


Mary Ann Bird

Fiesta said...

For those who wanted to know the pattern name , it is Harmony by Nancy Odom.

Karen said...

So pretty! I think hollyhocks come in all colours. My sister has a black one.

Quilt Hollow said...

I am just now trying to play catch up on blogs after being gone. Your quilt turned out absolutely wonderful! I'm tickled to see it!!

Carrie P. said...

Love that wallhanging. Make your flowers what ever pleases you. I think I have seen white.

Eileen said...

That is awesome Betsy! Can you grow Hollyhocks? I don't hav any,, but I think they need lots of sun...??