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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Triangle progress and nature walk.......

I have all but the top and bottom row sewn on Triangles #1.  I ran into my first problem.  The two side rows are a tiny bit shorter than the body of the quilt and I eased in the quilt.  It doesn't look good so I will have to take off part of each side border and let out a few seams so that it fits better.



I sewed the two 2" triangle sections for Triangles #2 (see yesterday's post for the layout drawing).  I will probably sew the rest of the 2" sections before proceeding.  I will have to cut more 6" triangles.  My two friends are coming over today so I might do that while they are here.















Three little Lungwort/Pulmonaria plants were growing in the grass in front of the flower bed.   I decided to rescue them before I mow that part of the yard.



The early peonies are getting tall.  The rest are mostly 6" or shorter at this point.  There is a jonquil in the background, new a couple years ago so I don't know who planted it or if it has been dormant for many years and just decided to grow.
A few hostas are peeking out.  The late ones haven't shown up yet.  It is supposed to get into the 70s over the weekend so I expect to see a lot of growth in the garden.



The Tiger Lilies are popping up everywhere.  I may have to move some of them to better locations.  There is a batch right at the edge of my sidewalk and they get tall and lean over the sidewalk in July.  The day lilies, lemon lily and blackberry lilies have also come up already.

14 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Whenever there a lot of seams, I always worry if things will line up. I am not sure I would be able to figure out how to fix it without making it worse. I am confident you can make it fit. Looks terrific!

Mary said...

Beautiful piecing, Wanda! Spring is arriving in your part of the world.

patty a. said...

The triangles are coming along nicely. Yes, it would be better to let a few of those seams out. A little bit here and a little bit there and the issue will be solved. The air is still so cold here. It is suppose to get up to 63 here today so I think I may have to hit the front yard finally after work. Lots to do!

Gene Black said...

I would probably never get all the seams matched up on one like that, but I wouldn't let it bother me too much. Ha ha. I am okay with "close."

Needled Mom said...

It is so nice to see the garden come alive again after the long winter. Wish we could grow peonies here.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Triangle top is going to be stunning when completed.

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

glad you will be able to adjust a few seams and have the triangles work, really like it. I bet you are glad to see the signs of spring I know I always am - other then sneezing & blowing!

em's scrapbag said...

Love to see the bulbs come up. Your triangle quilt is looking great!

Mystic Quilter said...

What a beauty, I love HST quilts! How good it is to see new shoots coming up at the beginning of Spring, and hope you'll show us a photo of your paeonies when they're in flower please!

Rieann said...

Hello Wanda, Thanks you for such an inspirational blog. I am a 'gunna' type quilter but several of you quilts have inspired me to become a bit of a doer as well. The triangle quilt really appeals to me so I am going to try and use it as a stepping off point for some serious scrap stash busting. Thanks again. Rieann

Charlotta said...

This time, for sure, I'm not behind on reading your post! I'm loving your triangle quilts, especially now when I realized (for the first time, oops!) that you're making two different ones! Guess I wasn't reading too closely earlier! I actually just thought they were alternative possibilities!
And your garden really must be quite something as well. Do you win prizes from the garden club for it?

CapitolaQuilter said...

Easing in can be frustrating when it doesn't quite look right. Hopefully a few adjustments will line things up for you. I LOVE the layout and scale change. Happy Spring

Allison said...

I'm enjoying watching your HST quilt top coming together. Seeing your garden coming back to life after the Winter is encouraging. Here in the far south of the UK we've just had some lovely warm days and then some rain so lots of things are emerging, including my peonie stems (about 8" high)but it's about to get cold again with air from the north bringing frosts our way again.

Linda said...

Wonderful combination of colors of triangles. It's pleasure to see the beginning of the new life of your garden.