Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sunlight in the forest progress..........

The center part of the quilt top is sewn together.  I really like it just like this, no border, but what really caught my eye in the Kaffe book was the fabric he used for the first border and I already had some of it.








I don't have any more of the fabric Kaffe used for his 6" border so I was auditioning several pieces and really like this one with it.


In the book another print is inserted at the center of each of the outside borders so I tried this one.











Here is a reminder of the original quilt in Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden book.  Click twice to enlarge the photo.  His quilt has quite a bit of true red whereas I stayed with the orange tones.



Tomato progress:  The plants haven't filled out much but there are little clumps of tomatoes on several of the plants.  This one is called 4th of July so I hope that means the tomatoes will be ripe by then.  I'm getting really tired of the tasteless tomatoes from the grocery store.





I got this plant after I had already filled the raised bed so I put it in a pot.  It's name is Ultrasonic.











I have quite a few volunteer milkweed plants and this one is behind the hydrangea bush by my front porch.

9 comments:

Roxanne said...

Milkweed was a clearance plant we bought last year and they are blooming and looking so pretty in with the day lilies. This quilt has been another fun one to watch you create. I like all the orange color blending!

patty a. said...

The quilt top is coming along nicely and is so pretty. I forgot to plant milkweed - darn. I need to work on a spot in the yard to plant some.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Keep the milkweed- it is the food for monarchs.
Quilt looks awesome, so rich I could probably wring out extra color! Like the borders.

Sylvia Anderson said...

It's beautiful Wanda, and will serve as reminder of what lies ahead, during the dark, freezing temperatures of winter. I love all those bright and cheery colors.

Shasta Matova said...

Those tomatoes do look like they will be ready for the fourth! I didn't plant any, but have a volunteer which is super tiny. It will be a long time before it is ready to produce any tomatoes.

starsthatblaze said...

What a difference that outer border makes! When I saw the inner border several days ago, I thought it just didn't fit at all. But today it looks great beside the darker print.

JJM said...

Well, you could have fooled me that your border is not a Kaffe. It looks great Wanda !

Your growing garden season in IL. is always the best. I'm sure your tomatoes won't let you down

JJM

Tami Von Zalez said...

I like how you list your favorites on the sidebar.

I am not sure about this quilt, I think I am on the fence as far as being a Kaffe fan. I do like your chosen borders, I bet it will make that quilt POP.

I too can't wait for garden tomatoes - the ones in the stores are imposters. They don't even taste like fruit!

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