Thank you so much for visiting my blogspot where you can find my Inspired Creations by D fusible applique wall art quilt designs that can either be framed, dowel hung or completed in the traditional quilt backed way.

My PDF E-patterns can be purchased in a variety of places, my Craftsy store, my Etsy store, or Linda Walsh Originals Shop

My Pattern Kits can be purchased in my Etsy Store.

Visit any one of these sites for more information on any of my designs.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Look What's Blooming In My Garden This Week


We have had nothing but miserable weather for the past week and a half; rain, wind, cold and now excessive heat.  My tree peony has been showing it's buds for the last few weeks and started to open slightly over the last couple of days; so imagine my surprise when I looked out my window this morning and saw it in full bloom all at once!


As stated in Better Homes and Gardens Plant Encyclopedia: 

Peony


Paeonia selections

Perhaps the best-loved perennials, herbaceous peonies belong in almost every garden. Their sumptuous flowers -- single, semidouble, anemone centered or Japanese, and fully double -- in glorious shades of pinks and reds as well as white and yellow announce that spring has truly arrived. The handsome fingered foliage is usually dark green and remains good-looking all season long. Provide deep rich soil with plenty of humus to avoid dryness, and don't plant the crowns more than 2 inches beneath the surface. But these are hardly fussy plants. Where well suited to the climate, they can thrive on zero care.
Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Zones:
3-8
Plant Type:
Perennial
Plant Height:
2 to 3-1/2 feet tall, depending on variety
Plant Width:
2 to 3-1/2 feet wide, depending on variety
Bloom Time:
Blooms mid- to late spring, depending on variety
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Cut Flowers,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Finally Lilacs!

We planted lilac bushes approximately 4 years ago.  I love to see and smell them in the early summer when everything is coming to life! 

The first year the plants were still getting established so the blooms were few and far between....

The second year the deer ate the buds off during the Winter so we had no blooms...

The third year the Spring frost killed any flower buds that were looking promising.......

But this year - we have success; the first year where I was able to put a bouquet of lilac flowers in a vase on my table!




Friday, May 17, 2013

Look What's Blooming In My Garden This Week


Despite the frost this past Tuesday that threatened to damage my gardens - my Grape Hyacinths are blooming beautifully.

As stated in Better Homes and Gardens Plant Encyclopedia:

Grape hyacinth


Muscari selections

Grape hyacinths paint the landscape in stunning shades of blue, purple, white, and yellow in spring -- and they add the sweet scent of grape bubblegum to boot. These easy-care bulbs are frequently mass-planted to create a river effect in borders. Their tranquil color scheme is a good background for the gaudier blooms of tulips. These undemanding small bulbs spread easily in any well-drained garden soil. Try the species or special cultivars such as 'Blue Spike' for container plantings or along walkways.
Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Zones:
3-8
Plant Type:
Bulb
Plant Height:
3-8 inches tall
Plant Width:
3-8 inches wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Groundcover
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

LOG CABIN Mug Rugs E-Patterns

People have been enjoying my original "flower" mug rug e-patterns so I decided to create another. There are so many different mug rug e-patterns out on the Craftsy and Etsy sites so I thought I would try something along the "rustic" side.  

This series of mug rug e-patterns is called "LOG CABIN" and featured are a moose, an elk, a deer and a bear.


Log Cabin Mug Rugs 4 In 1 Pattern

My Instant Download E-Patterns and Print Patterns are available on my Inspired Creations By D page at Linda Walsh Originals Shop.  Just click the link below: 

Inspired Creations By D E-Patterns and Print Patterns

E-Pattern also available: 


I have created five e-patterns in all.  Individual e-patterns for each of the above pictured mug rugs and then a combination 4 in 1 e-pattern which includes all four of the animal designs in one pattern.

The e-patterns contain detailed instructions for creating the quilted Mug Rug with illustrations to  guide you along the way, and full size pattern pieces. E-Patterns also include both the forward and reverse page for easy tracing onto the sew able adhesive for the applique portion.

The individual LOG CABIN mug rug e-patterns shown below are available at either my Craftsy or Etsy stores:


I hope you enjoy making "LOG CABIN" Quilted Mug Rugs.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My Big Sister

Have I told you about my big sister, Linda Walsh?

She is an amazing woman, extremely talented, creative, smart; a little crazy and a fantastic sister!

When I told her I was going to become an Indie Pattern designer and wanted to create frame or quilt fabric wall art designs amongst other things; she jumped right in and offered me TONS of advice and even set up my blogspot for me - Inspired Creations By D.

Then when I told her that my husband Karl and I were going to become alpaca farmers, breeding and selling alpacas along with alpaca fiber products, she again offered TONS of advice and set up the blogspots for them  - Rock Garden Alpacas and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber

Well you would think that she has all the time in the world to do this but that is the really amazing thing; she is really QUITE busy with her own adventures.  You see, my sister is THE Linda Walsh - and these are some of her sites:

Why am I writing this now - well it is because she has done something amazing at  Linda's Spoonflower.com she has created a fabric line in honor of our alpacas, it is absolutely fantastic!

Take a look at what she has created - just click on the link  My New Alpacas Rock Fabric Collection.

I think you will find she is as amazing as I do!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Look Whats Blooming In My Garden This Week


My Parrot Tulips are in full bloom this week and I absolutely love them.
 

I am just a little torn - do I create a quilt pattern for this or a needle-felting pattern; maybe I will have to create both and then decide which one to make the pattern out of.....

As stated in Better Homes and Gardens Plant Encyclopedia:

Tulip, parrot hybrids


Tulipa selections
 
Parrot tulips are flamboyant with their curly, twisted, and fringed petals that resemble the colorful feathers of the tropical bird of the same name. However, their beak-shape buds are what earned them their moniker. Nearly all varieties of parrot tulip are vibrantly colored, and many are two-toned.
Parrot tulips bloom mid- to late season on stems ranging from 12 to 28 inches tall. Their huge blooms do not stand up well in windstorms or rain, so plant them in a sheltered location.
Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Zones:
3-8
Plant Type:
Bulb
Plant Height:
12-24 inches tall
Plant Width:
To 6 inches wide
Flower Color:
White, Pink/Rose, Blue/Violet/Lavender, Red, Yellow/Gold, Orange, Green, Bicolor
Bloom Time:
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Cut Flowers,Drought Tolerant,Easy to Grow

Beautiful Appliqued Quilt Work




I just love quilting and especially love appliqued quilts so I thought you might be interested in some of the appliqued quilts I've seen that I admire. There are many, many of them so I thought the easiest way to show you the ones I love would be via my Pinterest Applique Quilt Work board.

Whenever I see an applique quilt that I love I'll be adding it to my Pinterest Applique Quilt Work board so please visit me to see what I've found.

I hope you enjoy my selections.