Sunday, June 9, 2013

16 patch top done, cacti new home...

 I worked on this top several times yesterday and finished sewing it together.  It is so much prettier in person.





I guess that is because the prints show up when you see it closer. 








I think this is my favorite block.














This is where my cacti are residing for the summer.  Now that the tree is gone in front of the house they get a little too much sun so when it gets really hot I'll probably have to take them inside and put them back out after 2 p.m.  My other option would be to make some kind of cover for the rack early in the day.




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16 comments:

Annie said...

I love your stand for your cacti. I tried a yellow scrap starter, but think I made it a little big. I will experiment tomorrow, as we have a day off for the Queen's Birthday.

Plum Cox said...

Beautiful quilt! I really love the colours that you've chosen for it.

Mary said...

This quilt top uses some of my favorite colors and I recognize several of the prints, so you know I love it.

hetty said...

Love the top! Those cactus plants are a lot of work and worry, but they will be beautiful during the winter months.

Anonymous said...

Prettier in person? Hard to believe. Well, except I know just how that is.

I love the play of soft pink/peach colors here and there: It reminds me of an opal.

Frebblebit

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

you need to get a shelving unit with wheels and then you could just pull it to a shady area when you need to :)

Gene Black said...

I clicked on the picture of the full top and really enjoyed seeing the illusion of depth in this piece. I know that it is gorgeous in person.

Sheila said...

Your blue 16 patch is beautiful! I can imagine that the picture doesn't do it justice.
Nice shelves for your plants.

Elaine said...

So glad to see the 16sq. done. It reminds me of streams in the High Sierras whose surfaces reflect the sky and the trees around them as they make their way. BooTful:)

suemac said...

Pretty blue batiks in your favorite block.

Julierose said...

Beautiful prints! Love it! I really like that rack you have for your plants--Great idea for the patio. Have a great Sunday--Hugs, Julierose

JJM said...

Blue perfection ! What a magical selection of fabrics.

Your plants love you for the TLC you give them.

JJM

Muddling Through said...

It's a beautiful quilt. There is just something so satisfying about squares! It's good to see all those cacti, too. I know you'll be enjoying them come winter!

Needled Mom said...

How could it possibly be prettier in person? It is just gorgeous.

Could you cover the plants with a shade cloth?

Brown Family said...

I can see how it would be pretty if we could see all the fabrics!

Nan

Kat Scott said...

The sixteen patch just shimmers!