More Flower Pictures


I took some pictures of the garden this afternoon.   Here they are (click pictures to enlarge)

Quilty things next time :)



More Flowers …

More garden pictures today…..something quilty tomorrow (click on pictures to enlarge)

Happy Gardening


Quilt top and garden


I added 2 borders to the quilt top . I think the new fabric really works with the vintage blocks.   I was going to add a gray border as well but I think I will bind it with gray.   It is 80″ x 97″ now .  I have gray fabric ordered for the backing and I plan to use it for the binding as well as backing.

It needs a good pressing but here it is


And here are a bunch of pictures of my garden that I took this afternoon.  The lilies are looking great and they smell even better!  (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy Quilting/Gardening


Garden Pictures

Front Garden

I took a walk through the garden this morning and I sure found a lot of weeds!     But the flowers are growing pretty fast too.   (click on the pictures to enlarge)

Happy Gardening



I have about 3/4 of the first block done in the Antique Applique quilt


So if it takes 3 days for one block…..20 blocks = 60 days and then there is the border which is equivalent to the area of the 20 blocks so another 60 days…so 120 days then I might add trapunto….several more days….and I will be working on other quilts at the same time…I can’t only work on one quilt for that long, I need to take a break and work on other things to keep fresh.   Anyway the message is that this is going to be a long-term project.

When I finish this block I plan to play with piecing a few vintage blocks for a change of pace.

The forecast for the next few days is for thunderstorms.   I got some yard work done today  and took some pictures again so here they are (click on picture to enlarge)

Happy Quilting/Gardening!


garden pictures again


I will have something quilty next time. Today I am working on a T-shirt quilt for a friend….and I am doing very simple machine quilting ….If it doesn’t turn out to bad I will post a picture :)  I also Have a beautiful applique quilt to start….and a bunch to finish and a million others that I want to make…and I am working on a rag rug ….all will be posted about soon.

For today another look at the garden

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Here is Teddy last night watching me work on a quilt….


Happy Quilting and gardening


Liberated Baskets Finished


Back In April I started a liberated basket quilt. see that post here

I finished hand quilting it today.

I used Aurifil 12 wt thread and a big stitch Quilting needle (Colonial Needle Co.) for the quilting.   The Batting is Mountain Mist Creme Rose, and the backing is unbleached Muslin.

After I got it out of the wash I took it outside to get some pictures.   (click pictures to enlarge)


It finished at 64″ x 78″

Teddy gave it a test inside on his chair.


While I was outside I took some more garden pictures

Happy Quilting/gardening


Happy Independence Day


Happy Independence Day!  a few more garden pictures ….(click pictures to enlarge)  …  something quilty next time

More Flowers


The sun has been hidden by clouds off and on today.  I took these pictures while the sun was shining…here is the back garden (click pictures to enlarge)


And here is the front garden


Happy Gardening!


Whats doing the blooming on the first day of summer?


We had a lot of rain yesterday and last night so the garden is wet and a lot of flowers are a bit flattened ….but here is what is blooming today on the first day of summer (click on pictures to enlarge)

Next time something quilty

Happy Summer!