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Friday, July 28, 2017

Getting ready to quilt............

The end of the month is near and I haven't finished anything yet this month.  I finally tackled the piecing of the back for this quilt.  I had 3 pieces of flannel that all sewn together were the right size.  I got the back loaded and the batting and top are just laying on it, not attached yet.
I got four more pairs of fabric cut for the Hunter Star.  After I cut the next four I will decide which two fabrics will make each block. 










It was starting to cool a little and the humidity was dropping yesterday afternoon so I carried all of my fallen and cut branches to the front of the driveway.  I started cutting volunteer trees but have more of them to do.  The zinnias are blooming now and it looks like they will mostly be hot pink.  I'm still hoping for a few more colors from the ones that haven't bloomed yet.  

Tomatoes are slowly ripening.....inside.  I'm picking them and bringing them in the minute I see the tiniest bit of color changing. The squirrels are picking 2-3 a day and taking one bite and leaving them. I'm happy now that I planted 8 plants in that raised bed.  If I had only planted 4 I probably wouldn't have gotten many to eat between the squirrels and the fact that this has not been an ideal summer for the tomato plants.  They did much better 2 years ago.  Last year they started out strong and then fizzled. 

8 comments:

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

You will get it done!!! there are still a few days left in the month! Hunter Star is on my someday list.... maybe. Not much in the way of creating going on here .... our weather is thick wet and heavy! We only put in 3 tomatoes this year. Getting just the right amount, the beans on the other hand.... wow!

MontyBear said...

I like your light patterned neutrals. I have to move out of the traditional mindset that my backgrounds have to be solid color neutrals. Your backgrounds add so much more depth and interest.

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

I'm with you on the tomatoes - they aren't like previous years - they are staying green forever here, fertilizer has been added like always but they are very slow to ripen - so far the squirrels have not appeared to be interested and I only have had one to appear to have had a bite taken out of it - but like you when they start to turn a little bit I bring them in to finish. I have begun to hear other people mentioning their tomatoes are slow to turn red and have not seen as many at the farmer's markets

patty a. said...

Goofy squirrels! I wonder why they take one bite and then leave it? I had some cherry tomatoes and they did just that. They like to leave them on my porch railing for me to see. That flannel quilt is so nice! Someone will really like having that on their bed this winter!

Hedy Hahn said...

You have been doing a great deal of gardening and I expect that has taken you away from your quilting. I am excited to see all your fabric choices for this Hunter's Star, it's going to be a beauty.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Funny how we think nothing of it to piece an entire quilt, yet we put off sewing 2 or 3 pieces together for a back! Me too!

Anonymous said...

your zinnias are so pretty - reminding me of your flower packet quilt! I need to find a sunny spot to plant some next year - maybe a note on my calendar to remind me?

ceci

Elsie Montgomery said...

Don't know if it would work for squirrels but we had a problem with strawberries and birds. Trouble is, they don't ripen when picked early. SO we bought some black mesh and even though it was invisible unless you got down close, it kept the birds out of the berries. My tomatoes are okay, not prolific but yummy...