Progress on Three

gardening, Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses, quilts, William Morris in Applique-Floral Fantasy

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.

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3 comments… add one
  • Sarah DiDomizio May 24, 2013

    You could plant the irises only where you really want them at first, and then either don’t worry about the rest or plant them somewhere where you won’t feel obligated to divide them up in the future and just let them be “wild”. I did that with some lilies a few years ago and in the “wild” area, its just a mass of lilies that are very pretty and I don’t worry about them at all. If they die.. they die… if they grow… they grow and I have flowers in an area I wouldn’t normally have them. Stress-free gardening! 🙂

    Great progress on the quilts!
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  • Debbie in Alaska May 24, 2013

    I wish I lived close by…I’d love a few hundred irises! We have wonderful Siberian Irises that grow well here and I plan to put a few in when I eventually get some of my landscaping started.
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  • Doreen May 24, 2013

    We will be traveling home on Sunday and anticipate a rather quiet trek. For many the weekend will be a wet one or just too expensive (gas $$$) to go too far. For many it will a continuing of the recovery as the result of the storms of last week. So many thoughts and emotions these days!! Enjoy your gardening and home!!! Hugs…..
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