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!


Flowers flowers flowers


I am on the home stretch on the New York beauty Quilt.  I hope to have pictures of the finished quilt next time.


The garden continues to grow….here are some more pictures.  Last time I listed them all with their Latin names so today I decided to go with common names  (click on pictures to enlarge)

Happy Gardening