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Friday, May 17, 2013

Stars and pots..........

I showed the star points and pinwheel blocks laying on the white/black prints last week.  Yesterday I cut the triangles and squares and sewed them.  They are 16" square and I think they need some black/white sashing so I need to make at least 9 more for a lap size quilt (or more if I decide to make it bigger).
I had a gift certificate to a local nursery so I bought plants for my porch pots yesterday afternoon.
I was able to save a few coleus cuttings from last year.  I keep them in water all winter and then plant them in the spring.  If I planted them as soon as they rooted I would have had larger plants.  Some of the stems were getting woody so I hope they survive.  The whole idea was to save some money on plants this year.
 
 

13 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

We use to take cuttings and save from one year to the next. The blocks look good. Anxious to see the sashing. Chris

HollyM said...

It's going to be another very pretty quilt. We'll see how the cuttings do. Maybe I'll try it.

patty a. said...

Love the black and white backgrounds again the saturated colors! I dig up my cannas every year. I haven't planted them yet, because it has been cold at night, but I think they will go in the ground this weeken. If I don't get them planted now they won't get nice and tall.

Mary said...

I love the look of the stars. The porch pots are looking great too. We're expecting to be in the 90s today. The time for setting new plants is over here, but I'll pick my first tomatoes later today.

Janet said...

Your colour combinations in the porch pots echo your quilts! Just lovely. Thanks for brightening my day once again!

Elaine said...

Every time you show a design with bright colors and a black and white background, I think "I am going to try that" and sure enough I said it again this morning:) Nice!

Sheila said...

Beautiful fabrics in those colorful stars. Love, love, love stars.
Yummy your flower post. Lots of variety going on : )

JJM said...

What is it with black 'n white or grey and white back grounds, that make your designs just explode ? They are gorgeous !

Porch pots and your coleus cuttings, make a wonderful welcome. Spring is always so full of work outside but rewards us with beauty through autumn.

JJM

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE those stars!!

Your pots look wonderful. I can't wait to see them as they grow over the summer.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your star quilt is going to be another winner!!

Isn't it satisfying to see young things planted and ready to grow . . . I love freshly planted pots.

Carol said...

I'm loving that black and white background you have chosen. I too am a lover of coleus. I buy some every year.

Brown Family said...

I like the stars and agree that they need black slashing!

Nan

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

I like the bright colors against all the black/white prints .. this'll be a very happy quilt. :-)