Saturday, 20 June 2015

RSC 15: week 25: some blue and a lot of green

Each month Angela at Soscrappy gives a colour and the RSC group make patchwork in that colour. This month's colour is pale/medium blue and teal/aqua. I haven't made any sampler blocks this month, but I did get some hand sewing done during my holiday in Ireland.
three English paper-pieced blue hexagon flowers
When I was in Ireland I visited Kylemore Abbey in County Galway.
The Abbey is the home to a group of nuns, but was built in the nineteenth century with other occupants in mind. The first owner wanted a castle in a beautiful park and gardens to honour his bride. The result is a neo-gothic castle set in the most beautiful park with the mountains as backdrop.

Being Ireland the predominant colour is green, but among the green I managed to find some blue in the walled garden:

most of the woodwork in the enclosed garden was teal
 A year ago I didn't know what teal was; now I see it everywhere
Gardener's cottage (with gardener).
Isn't this the perfect location? I shall be publishing more photos from my holiday during the coming week so come back from Tuesday for some more views of Ireland and of Wales.

But now I have to catch up on sewing. I have four sawtooth star blocks to make; the ones that you all made while I was away!

I'm linking up to:
RSC 15 
Pop over there to see many more blue patchwork projects in progress

Happy sewing



Scrappy quilter said...

Your hexies are looking great. Ireland looks like a beautiful country.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Marly! Love your little hexagons and I hope you get caught up with the other blocks. Beautiful photographs of Ireland.... glad you had a nice time. :)

Magpie Sue said...

What gorgeous scenery. I'll definitely have to come back to see more! Good job with the hexies too. :- )

Nell's Quilts said...

Aren't hexies the perfect take away project. After seeing Angela's progress with her pumpkin seeds, I would say that is the second best take away project. Great to have some hand work while travelling.

Cathy said...

Good project for a trip! paternal ancestors were from Co. Galway - Beagh, around Gort. I've been there once and want to go back again some time.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the "mini vacation"! Since we won't be traveling to Ireland any time soon. Your photos transport me there in my imagination. :o))

Sheila said...

Sweet hexies. LOVE the pictures of your holiday!

scraphappy said...

Ireland is such a beautiful country. Looks like you have lots of beautiful photos to share. Pretty little hexies too. Glad you got some handwork done on vacation.

Mystic Quilter said...

Such soft blue hexies - lovely. Thanks for more pictures of Ireland, what a beautiful time of year for your visit.

Dasha said...

Gorgeous photos of Ireland. I love the look of that gardener's cottage. Its just my style.

katie z. said...

What a great trip! I'm glad you were able to get in a little stitching.

Jo Ferguson said...

Thank you for sharing the photos, they're beautiful. I especially like the bridge. The colours in your hexie quilt are charming and serene. It will be lovely.