Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Trimming.........

On March 19th I showed all of the pieces of mindless sewing that resided in drawers in my studio.  For the last 3 days I have been trimming them into even widths.  I put them back up on the design wall in rows of the same width strips.





This is the photo that I posted in March.  Now that they are trimmed I'm not sure if I'm going to do a wallhanging like this.  They can stay up on the design wall until I decide.









I have two Redbud trees that planted themselves near my driveway.  I think this might be about a 10 year growth.  I was admiring all of the pinkness as I mowed the grass.








The flowers aren't open on the ones in the backyard but one of these two trees has started blooming.






I wish they could bloom all summer.






This is a section of day lilies that I have dug out twice.  Last fall I thought I had it down to three plants.  I guess I was wrong.  I need to dig some of them out again so I can get to my spigot.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like those strips as they are! Serendipity. I hope you will at least consider using white spacers for this piece.

And redbuds are my all time favorite. I travel a fair bit at this time of year, and love getting to see them in bloom at different latitudes at different times.

Frebblebit

Linda Swanekamp said...

I am not sure why, but that wall of strips I find extremely calming. And beautiful.

Mary said...

All that mindless sewing has really resulted in some lovely combinations.

Anonymous said...

Love all that color up on your design wall!!
The redbud trees are really pretty....love that shade of pink!
Day lilies have a way of multiplying, don't they! I had a similar occurrence, thinking I had dug up all but a handful....now I think there are about 50 or 60 in that bed! Looks like I have some more digging to do!!
Sandra B
scb304@juno.com

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

I love redbuds. Our original tree died a couple years ago but not before it had spread dozens of volunteer trees, all a ways from the house so we have left them to grow - one is about the size you show - the others are much small. We have about a dozen of them now in an area that will look so pretty when all are flowered along a ditch that separates the far side of the yard from what original was a field.

Alice Turcotte said...

Love those spring flowers. Do they have a scent? i have 4 orchids in bloom. Be still my heart. Looking forward to what your design wall becomes.

Needled Mom said...

Those redbuds are gorgeous - such a fabulous color!

Vicki W said...

We have several redbuds that have grown wild here. We love them but ours are already greened out!

Susan said...

Interesting strips...I can't wait to see what you decide to do with them!

Candy said...

I really like them as you show in the top picture. Candy

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Oooooh! Those strips. Oh, those strips. I could look at them for a long time myself.

Our redbuds of course quilt blooming long ago, or at least it seems like it to me. I like their heart shaped leaves, too, though, so it's okay. ;)

Paule-Marie said...

like the strips. strange, but when I do things like you do (not often) I'm not fond of them. ah, day lilies, bane of my existence when I lived in my grandmother's house. it seems like I spent forever pulling bulbs and even got to the bulbs that were half the size of my little finger's finger nail. I think I even sifted the earth to get rid of them. AND they still came back.

Charlotta said...

I love, love, love those strips! Both the first and the second version.
And I adore the blooming spring trees. First the apples and pears, then the redbuds, and now the dogwoods. Of those, the dogwoods are my favorites. Where I lived in Atlanta, my neighbor across the street had two big old dogwoods in front of her house, which I so enjoyed every spring, that it didn't really matter that we weren't ever successful in growing one ourselves. Here in KY, I was so excited to find one, though not a very large one, just outside our yard. There's also a redbud. I wish they were right next to each other!

Deb said...

I love Redbud trees & yours are beautiful. I enjoy looking at your yard photos. I grew up in Chicago & always loved gardening there. Gardening in the desert is more challenging as I love things that aren't native to the area. As always love your blog & watching you create quilts!
Thanks for sharing.
Debbie