Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wayback Wednesday

This is the first Log Cabin quilt I ever completed. It is machine pieced and quilted. It has a few mistakes on the back. (one or two tucks in the fabric) I enjoyed making this quilt and consider it my first scrap quilt. It was made with scraps from my first quilts starting in 1994. I can't remember when this was finished, but I'm sure it was in the 90's. It gets used very frequently because it lives in the family room.
This is the lovely pink Hydrangea my sister gave me on Easter.
Here is the same Hydrangea with one of it's new blooms today!

Now I know that Hydrangeas turn color depending on the acidity of the soil. Below is a picture of one of my older pink Hydrangeas, which gets blooms in any color from Fuchsia to Violet.
The fact that the new one went right from pink to blue, was shocking. I don't have any info on this plant. Do you have any ideas?


I've found some information on Hydrangeas on the net. I'm wondering if my plant could be a Frillibet ( Hydrangea macrophylla 'Frillibet') It does fit the profile. Any other suggestions as to what it could be?


Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love hydrangeas but mine are only ever pink or white. I used to have a red dwarf hydrangea but the dogs ate it...that's a story for another day!

Hydrangeas are the only flowers I dont kill!

Stephanie said...

Pretty quilt. Wow that's an amazing hydrangea. I do know the soild decides the color...adding rusty nails to the soil is supposed to change the color too. I've never been able to get one to go blue.