Rain, Projects, Plants

Joseph’s Coat, Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses, quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique, weather

Thank you all for your comments yesterday on that topic of expensive BOM’s – I find I am not alone in thinking that was a rather high price to pay.  Many of you suggested that I try to draft the patterns myself and I was able to find a lot of photos of the original quilt, blocks, and some that are from other quilts but have similar blocks.  I think I have collected up enough ideas that I might just try to draft and design a quilt myself.  I have never done one something like this without a pattern already made so lets see if I am up to the challenge – I will let you know what develops!  Maybe some of you would want to join me in this challenge – not until next year though!  One person has said she would like a blog devoted to the making of this quilt and that she is interested in doing it too –

Now on the rain!!  Last night and early this morning – 1 1/2 inches!! this should help my trees and plants somewhat.


This is the most rain we have gotten at one time in absolutely ages.  One of the plants that I have that have been growing well all summer are these in these three pots – a succulent of some type – I will plant these in the ground this fall – I think they are supposed to come back every year, I will plant them on a hillside in the sun where they will never get too much water.


I quilted on Joseph’s Coat for awhile last night and managed to get just shy of finishing one end – I have actually been working on this whole length for more than a week – I have been neglecting this quilt way too much in recent weeks. I will try to do better Smile


This week I have also been trying to work on Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses and I finished block #17 at quilt group this morning


I have showed you how messy and how neat my cutting table can get – well this is the corner of the couch – you can see how many things get piled up on one end – 3 projects being worked on in the living room Smile X Marks the Spot, POTC in the plastic box, and in the striped box is the Red and Green Applique quilt – of which I did get more done on last night also!


Right now I am currently working on 4 quilts – how about you?  I know as soon as the 4th border is done on the Red and Green Quilt another quilt will be started.  I have been looking over the pattern for the Common Bride by Laundry Basket Quilts and I do believe that will be the next to get started.  I have the pattern and I have a start on gathering up fabrics in the stash that will go into it.   And yes I think the Common Bride will be hand pieced/appliqued as well.  When I finish the Red and Green quilt that will move the numbers up on quilts to be quilted Sad smile I will have 3 large and 2 couch size waiting in line.  I do need to slow myself down by doing hand piecing instead of machine piecing.

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6 comments… add one
  • Mary LeClerc Aug 17, 2012

    The succulent looks like moss rose. Glad you finally got some rain. We are mostly still waiting.
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  • Karen Aug 17, 2012

    yes Mary I think that was the name of the plant – I lost the little tag for it – I got quite a few and then divided them into the 3 planters.

  • crafts4others Aug 17, 2012

    great work. My next project should be Slyvia’s Bridal Sampler by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have had the kit for years but never gotten the nerve to start, as it has 140 blocks. I think I would want to do it by hand as well.
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  • Nedra Aug 17, 2012

    Wow, look at that Common Bride quilt. Very detailed! I know you will do an amazing job.
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  • Karen Aug 17, 2012

    Isn’t the common bride quilt beautiful! I love the colors and actually plan on making it very similar to the picture on the pattern

  • audrey Aug 18, 2012

    I love how you work on a couple quilts at the same time! You really should go for it with your own draft of that quilt and who cares if it’s not exactly the same–you’ll love it because it’s yours.:)

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