Sunday, June 17, 2018

Needing borders..........


In addition to the Sunlight in the Forest awaiting borders, the 2 quilts above are also waiting.  The butterfly quilt just needs a border of the same background fabric and the other one has its border fabric next to it.  I don't have to make any decisions, I just need to cut the fabric and sew it on.
This one from 2016 is also waiting for a border but I have to decide what it is going to be on this one.  I'm sure if I looked through the tops on hangers I might find another that is waiting for borders too.

And then there are all of the quilts waiting to be quilted.  So what do I want to do?  Start another quilt of course.


If you look at this photo long enough you will see 4 tall milkweed plants all around the hydrangea bush.  They are all in bloom but no Monarch butterflies around them yet.



Only about half of the new perennials I planted last year survived the winter.  This one is a compact Beebalm.  It is only about 12" tall and just starting to bloom.  Neither of the coneflowers came up.  I have good luck with the native  purple coneflowers, just not with the fancy nursery ones in other colors.

11 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Of course you want to start a new quilt -- why not! The fun is in the designing and choosing of fabrics and playing with layout arrangements. Borders, quilting, and binding are extra steps to finish - but they aren't quite as much fun.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Yesterday I dragged out the box of quilts in progress. I still like all of them but the Sea Urchin paper pieced is gorgeous fabric, but time sucking. So, I decided to start a new quilt and now, I have permission to do it because of your post!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Looking closer, I can't figure out how you pieced the hexagon with triangles. Do you have a link back- I am not sure what it is called.

JJM said...

Butterflies, Diamnds and Stars a fun collection to see again. I know you'll stitch those borders on when you're really ready.

Your garden blossoms are way ahead of mine, if I look real close I can see the buds coming on my hydrangea bush. I'm still enjoying my bearded Iris.

JJM

Hedy Hahn said...

I’ve wanted to start a new quilt but said I have to finish a few. But now......

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

LOL - I don't need an excuse to start a new quilt - that's what I DO - hahaha - ;))

Vicki W said...

I love the butterfly quilt but no pressure. Starting a new project is also a great option.

judith lockhart said...

I can so identify with you about wanting to start another quilt!!! And that is why I have several UFOs that just need quilting or putting the blocks together. Eventually I'll get to them - I think! As usual, what pretty quilts you make!!

MissPat said...

I'd forgotten about the butterfly top. I'd finish that one first. If you're going to sell that one, it will go in a flash.
I've read that the hybrid cone flowers are not very hardy. I have the regular ones, although there don't seem to be as many of those around either. I keep letting the milkweed grow, but don't see many Monarchs here anymore.
Pat

Dolly said...

Sorry to hear about the nursery coneflowers. I bought some for the first time last year, and they have all come back. I have the red/orange, the golden, and the pink. They were slow to start but have come on like gangbusters now.

I planted them off to themselves, afraid that I wouldn't recognize them when they came back, since I'd never had ANY before. Now I have to decide where I really want them.

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