Friday, August 7, 2020

Outside clean up............


The days are getting warmer as we approach our weekend of 90s.  It was still so nice yesterday that I decided I needed to do more garden clean up instead of sewing.  Because the summer has been pretty dry some of the plants are starting to look like fall.  The weeds were easy to pull out.  My Rose of Sharon bushes look better this year since we had fewer Japanese beetles than in previous years.  The one on the left is the deepest rose color and the one on the right the deepest lavender.

 The white ones are really pretty this year too.  The petals don't have bug holes in them.  Some years I can't find one good flower to photograph.





I did do some cutting for the final 7 blocks and sewed the parts but haven't pressed them so the block isn't sewn together.










I may change the center of this one to a pale blue.  I'm trying to choose the right colors for the last group which is harder than just grabbing any 2 fabrics and cutting and sewing them like I have done most of the way through this quilt.





7 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Cooler in the mts this week, 51 at night. Love the churn dashes with the pastels.

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

my Rose of Sharon is doing well this year - it has totally white flowers last month I had noticed that some of the buds looked like they were being eaten so I sprayed with house and garden spray and now finally I am getting some good flowers on it - this plant was a rooting off my sister in laws bush and is about 4 years old or so now and is growing quite well now. It took awhile.

Roxanne said...

These new blocks sure are pretty—love the green one especially!

Shasta Matova said...

I'd given up on the weather and chose lots of indoor projects to work on, and now the weather is cooler and the outdoor projects are beckoning me just as loudly as the outdoor projects.

Connie said...

Your quilt blocks look so lovely and inspired by your flowers. Such calming colors and patterns. Beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Its a good year for rose of sharon here too - so at least something is flourishing. I admire your churn dash quilt, especially the combination of square sizes.

ceci

MissPat said...

I had thought we had escaped the Japanese Beetle invasion this year. I saw a blizzard of them only one day, then they seemed to disappear. But yesterday when I went out to the compost pile, the blossoms of the Bottlebrush Buckeye were absolutely covered. It was late and I was too lazy to go get a bucket of water to drown them in. I'll check today and try to remove some. The churn dash is looking good.
Pat