Friday, July 17, 2015

Clean up time......

It's clean up time in the basement because the art quilters are coming Monday.  As I came across many piles of scraps I had to take a detour to the sewing machine and have some "relax and play" time.  I love doing crazy piecing. 
The above photo is before trimming and this is after trimming.  This isn't a project, just playtime at this point.






I noticed my tiger lilies are starting to bloom.  They look so pretty against the periwinkle of the balloon flowers.






This is my view from the dining room window to my jungle flower bed.  I have one more area with some tall weeds to take care of.  I made a lot of headway on it earlier this week.  If you click and enlarge the photo you can see all of the coneflowers blooming.

21 comments:

Beth said...

Gardens look so different in the summer vs. winter!!!! It looks so calm and inviting. Enjoy the 'art quilters' on Monday...

Gene Black said...

I love the crazy piecing. Play time is fuel to the creative mind.

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

I love the lilies, my tiger lilies started to die off already last week and now I need to remember to let the plants die back and then get those bulbs moved this fall.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beauty inside and out ... Glad you found some play time!

patty a. said...

I really like your play piece! All those different reds - yum!

Vicki W said...

Play time is good! I am having to clean and organize today. Everything has gotten out of hand.

Anonymous said...

You must have the just right weather. All our plants in SC are really stressed out. Nothing like a good rain. 100+ degrees next week. Enjoy your pictures

Nann said...

Your strippy "roses" have given me a shot of inspiration. (I must get cracking on our guild challenge quilt, due in September.) I was so happy to hear my husband say, "I like the exuberance of the flower garden." (Overgrown perennials and too many weeds.)

pbj fiber marietta said...

Wonderful playtime fun!

Hedy Hahn said...

I really like those little blocks of crazy piecing, but wonder how you do it. Your flowers are really pretty in the garden, the purple coneflowers seem to be like mine, trying to take over the garden.

donaleen said...

I love those. Wanda goes Wonky. Not that you haven't before.

Marie said...

Love your blocks Wanda. I have small collection of tiny scrappy blocks like this - 4" square if memory serves me correctly - and I just love making them (and using up all those tiny bits!).

Anonymous said...

Hey Wanda, Hope all is going well. Just loving getting back to your blog!! I love the four patch quilt you did. I'm wondering if you could do it all scrappy or if you should use the same fabrics in each of the four patches? Have a great day and have fun!! Patty Cramer I don't have a google account so had to do this anonymous. UGH

Linda Swanekamp said...

Now, that is my idea of playtime!! Beautiful garden, even with weeds.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I like your play blocks, and the flowers are gorgeous! I do enjoy seeing all your pretties that won't grow here.

Charlotta said...

Your "playtime" is gorgeous, as is your jungle!

Jennifer said...

play time is great time! and it looks like your play time is very, very similar to your tiger lilies and balloon flowers!

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the jungle flower bed - my sort of garden! I like what you made during your playtime, lovely red/oranges in there.

Charlotte said...

Enjoy your posts SO very much!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

Oh yes there are poodles of nice plants in that jungle. Shame you can't see things very well, but once you have it all weeded and tidied up it will look fantastic! Nice summer project for sure.

Lostinspace said...

Lovely to see your garden and the coneflowers, I miss my view from my quilt room in Venezuela so looking at yours is great. Thanks,