Monday, April 20, 2015

Triange project progress.................

I am finally getting the bottom row figured out and sewn (click to enlarge to see the bottom pieces which are laying on the floor).  After I make two more triangle units I will be able to sew the first 4 rows together.  I have misplaced one group of triangles so I'll be looking for them tomorrow.  I need to do some clean up of the fabrics I have been cutting too.

I bought a package of 16 Super Sliders to add to my collection so I can put them under the legs of all of the furniture in the living room and slide it all to the dining room area and start vacuuming.  The bridal shower at my home is one week away.  We have a cool week predicted so it is perfect timing for the vacuuming.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Very Little Sewing.........

It was another beautiful day to work outside yesterday.  I dug out about a dozen big Burdock plants behind my bushes in the front garden.  I call them weeds but when I looked them up on the internet they say they are edible.  I also mowed the front yard for the first time this spring.  The grass in the backyard is much shorter so it can wait until next week.  I broke all of the dead branches off my Barberry bushes too and have the scratches to prove it. 

 I only sewed those 4 little triangle units. I have had a lot of inquiries lately where my quilts and quilt tops can be purchased so I spent some time loading items for sale to my blogshop Wandaful Quilts.  Hopefully I will be adding some fabrics to the shop next week too.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Playing outside in the sunshine........

No there isn't a photo of me playing outside!  I could have taken a picture of the blister I got from raking leaves.  I got the front flower beds looking pretty respectable but I still have a few big weeds to dig out behind my bushes.  It sounds like another nice day to work outside today.  I didn't take any new photos yesterday so I'll just give you the straight on view of the same shot I showed yesterday at an angle.  I have some more triangles cut and ready to sew but instead I did another row of quilting on the Kaffe zig zag quilt last night.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Design wall and garden walk.......

On previous posts I have been showing cropped photos of my triangle project.  Here is what the whole design wall looks like as I approach it.  I got a little more done at the bottom left.  

While I was down there working on it yesterday morning I quilted two more colors on the lantern quilt; two more to go and some light background to quilt.


Last night while I watched Netflix I quilted for almost 3 hours on this quilt.  I am ditch quilting every other row and there are 20 rows to quilt; 11 are done in 3 nights of quilting, 9 to go.


Since it is dry outside and warm, I have been cleaning up the front flower beds so the approach to my front door will look decent on the day of the bridal shower.  I have one more morning to work on it.  Here is the rest of the garden walk from Wednesday.  The Sedum is doing well.
This is one of the varieties of Cranesbill that I have.  No buds yet on it although this is usually the earliest one to bloom.





If you look closely there are two purple violets here.








There are a few white violets too.  The leaves are small here but they will get huge by the beginning of summer.





All of the previous photos were taken in the back garden.  This Hosta is in the front garden.  I noticed a little Columbine right next to it.  My big plant didn't come up last year so I'm happy to see this one.
Most of the Hostas are just peeking out of the ground.   I haven't seen any Jack in the Pulpit yet but I'm sure it won't be long and they will be up.

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Changes and garden walk...........

I made a change of one fabric in this quilt.  The yellow block was one large square of the fern fabric and I thought it was too dull so I made it into a 4 patch.



Since I had already made the triangle blocks to go with it I now had 4 that won't be used.  Never fear though, they will be used with the 4 patches left over from another quilt since they are the same size blocks.



Spring is really here when the robins visit looking for worms.








This dove also visited.  It has a partial ring on its neck.  I was thinking that the ring went all the way around but not on this one anyway.



The Brunnera is blooming.









Pulmonaria also known as Lungwort is also blooming.  I had several renegades that jumped out of the flower bed so I dug them up and will share them with friends.


The forsythia is in the final stage of blooming since the leaves are popping out now.  I'll show some more garden walk tomorrow.



 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Auditioning............

My two sewing pals came over yesterday and I worked on my triangle project.  I'm auditioning colors for several areas.  I need to add another row to the bottom yet so I will need to move the whole thing up the wall soon.  The bottom half row will still be laying on the floor because there won't be room on the wall for it.  At this point I'm thinking about making it 80" x 96".
When we came up from the basement to go out for lunch we saw 2 mourning doves being lovey dovey!  They actually looked like they were kissing but I couldn't catch that in a photo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Layout.............

I was too tired to do any sewing after I got home from church sewing circle so I did laundry and picked up some of my mess in the basement.  I decided to put the best 24 blocks of this 4 patch posy group on the design wall and maybe I can decide how to finish them into a top.  The blocks will finish at 11".