Somehow yesterday in between working on plants I managed to get more quilting and sewing done! I am way off count on my irises though – I told you all I thought I had most likely about 200 to 300 irises after I broke them all up and got them dug out of the ground – well wrong! I sat down for awhile yesterday afternoon and started to cut off the green and knock the dirt off of the corms – in just a very short while I had 100 plants in a 5 gallon bucket and I had barely started! I just might end up with 500 to 1000 corms to plant! Somebody said – “what is an iris corm – not a bulb?” they are different – here is an iris – you lay it out right under soil level – dig out a little bit so you can lay the roots out but barely cover the “corm” I might have close to a thousand of these to plant – I will let you all know – I haven’t a clue where all they will go in this yard. I had not divided up these plants in over 8 years and maybe closer to 10 – and yes I know I should every couple years – just hadn’t.
Now on to the quilting –
Patchwork of the Crosses I got my blocks back out and I started to sew the aqua pieces on the blocks to attach the blocks together to make the 7th row. – not a lot but it is a start -
For Floral Fantasy the William Morris in Applique quilt that I am doing I finished the 4th block while the news was on last night. These are the blocks done – those border triangles will have applique on them also before the quilt is done. The purple on two of the blocks is a little dark but I think in the end it will work out – I will just watch it so I don’t do it too often.
This is what the quilt looks like when it is finished – sorry for the light spot – I had the flash on and it reflected.
And I started with this much left to do last night on the Bow Tie Medallion before it gets cranked down again. Getting there!
We are staying home for the holiday weekend – we don’t like crowds and it is the official beginning of the summer vacations – this year we are mostly staying home to do much needed work on the house - I say mostly because I’m sure soon or later we will load of the camper and take off for a little bit. If you are traveling (here in the states) be careful – those highways and interstates get so busy on this major travel weekend.