Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Playing with 2" strips..........

Last night I decided to cut the pieces for these blocks - tutorial on Debbie's blog.  I have a whole box of 2" strips so I was able to cut the pieces quickly.





I may have to play with a zig zag layout.




My neighbors had a whole patch of this little plant, and they didn't plant it.  I found one down under some tall plants.  I thought it looked like creeping Charlie on steroids when I first saw it.  I have no idea what it is.







Two varieties of Cranesbill share one spot by my porch.  It's so nice to be into blooming season.




 

11 comments:

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

Your mystery plant is ajuga (bugle weed)
I like how your floral blocks are looking.

Beth said...

I know its not the 'charlie', but not what it is! I have a pink cranesbill here as well. Came with the place!

Mary said...

I agree with Suzanne. Your mystery plant looks like ajuga to me too. I've seen it sold in plant centers as a ground cover that can tolerate shade. We used it some while we were living in Alabama. Its leaves can take on subtle hues. I love your new blocks.

patty a. said...

Your flowering plants are looking great! I will have to go out in the yard and take some pictures of my sea mist and lily of the valley which are blooming now. I don't have any other color since I am so limited in what I can plant because of the deer. Those blocks are very interesting! The floral fabrics make you want to take you time and study all the different prints!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

always nice to have plants come in and grow without you doing the work as long as they do not take over!

Cathi said...

I love your idea of the zig zag layout with those blocks.
The mystery plant is so pretty. Right now everything seems so pretty - seeing some colour after the long cold winter is such a treat!

JJM said...

A 'fun' post to view today Wanda... from your strips to your 'plant on steroids.' Love the color it is.

JJM

Vicki W said...

That's a cool block. It has a lot of potential!

Charlotta said...

I can't tell off the top of my head - without actually making a few blocks - I think, but is there any reason this wouldn't work if you reverse the placement of the light and dark fabrics? I always have a lot more dark than light, so that would be better for me if I tried it.
Just finished a quilt made with 2" strips from my scrap box, and the 2" strip box is still completely full, even though I made a full sized quilt! It's a hopeless proposition. There's no such thing as a scrap buster quilt.

Debbie said...

Wow....love what you are doing with the floral fabrics and this block. I was wondering about reversing some of the layouts to see if it changes things. Maybe for a second one. Thanks for the plug for the tutorial.

Muddling Through said...

That looks interesting. I'll be watching for sure to see your progress!