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Thursday, July 21, 2016

5 seams sewn...............

I finished sewing the vertical seams and got 5 of the horizontal seams sewn.  It will shrink 5.5" more in length when all of the seams are sewn.  I changed some of the yellow pieces to a softer golden yellow instead of the bright pieces I had in there in previous photos.






Here is my little bouquet of zinnias along with some more tomatoes ripening on the windowsill.






I love the centers of the zinnias.   It is like a ring of little flowers circling that center.







 I love the view from my kitchen window.  There are more flowers back there this year than ever before.  I have kept it cleaned up this year keeping out the weeds that grow tall.  There a Creeping Charlie carpet in many areas.  I tear it out by the armload but it grows back in.  I also have Virginia Creeper and wild strawberries as well as hundreds of violet plants.  The hostas are doing great this year too.

11 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Your backyard looks like such a lovely place to sit and relax! Mine is a bit brown and it is starting to worry me.
I truly love this colorwash. It has such vibrant colors, change in values, and a curving movement. Can't wait to see it sewn! It really grabs my attention.

Anonymous said...





Your back yard looks cozy and calm. I would love to be sitting there day dreaming.Vera.

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

That is the same reason I like the zinnia.... especially a bright orange or red with the little yellow center flowers! HOT hot Hot here this week. Index says between 100-110. Yuck out.... think I will stay in the A/C for the duration.

Rebecca Stevens said...

Aren't God's creations amazing! I have been watching thistle for the first time this year. I feed a cat in a barn and have to pass a lot of thistle. It starts out as a beautiful green, then pink flowers appear around the center and fill in up and down. I assume the birds are getting the thistle seeds around this center as these blooms disappear. And yet it is almost impossible to handle because of the thorns all along the stem. Nature is marvelous.

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

love that back yard view! zinnia's are one of my favorite cut flowers, they seem to last forever

patty a. said...

Your kitchen view is wonderful! I love it!

Alice Turcotte said...

Lovely view. Beautiful yard. And all your beautiful quilts inside. You are surrounded by beauty.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love zinnias--the slightly ugly sisters of marigolds in the garden. Your work with these two vibrant color washes has been so much fun to watch.

Lola Carr said...

To me, the center of the zinnia is like children holding hands in a circle...Love this delicate attribute to a rather hearty (but very vibrant and beautiful) plant! This year our bed has more red-violets and oranges than pinks. YEA!

Edith said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful garden, beautiful pictures, such a delight.

Charlotta said...

So many glorious colors in your post today. And I love the tree outside your kitchen window!