I plan on doing log cabin blocks around my Winter Wonderland quilt later in the year and just saw a tutorial for the method that I have always used to make a log cabin blocks. I wonder if any of my readers use this method too – I know when I mentioned it and shared a short demo to a quilt group I was in once some years ago they thought it was wrong to do it like this and wouldn’t try it – said the blocks would not be square even though I brought a log cabin quilt in to show that I had done this way. (one more reason I dropped out of that group) The only time of course that this method wouldn’t work out is if you are doing very scrappy and do not have long enough strips. It is a very good way though to do a log cabin from jelly rolls.
This weekend was busy and I was hard at work getting the garden finished. Now we have 4 raised beds (that is it for this year) and my back and knees are killing me LOL – I have the last bed to plant still – I was going to do it last night but it was a case of “enough already” today or tomorrow will be good enough. Here is one angle of the work we did and you can see we got two chairs and a small table for the area – just right for taking a break from weeding or picking veggies when they are ready or to just bring a book or sewing down and enjoy the peaceful quite of the place. A table to put a nice ice drink on!
I spread out the liner stuff over the grass and tacked it down so no weeds will grow in between the beds and I can run the lawn mower right next to the “boxes” and cut the grass – I will probably spray a little grass killer around the edges of the boxes too before the veggies grow. Where the chairs are is shade most of the day. Green beans that I planted last weekend are coming up already.
I just got the tough plastic chairs for down here, I don’t have to worry about rot and bugs eating them and I can spray them off or wipe them off when needed.
Just so pleased with my roses this year.
I got a little more of the winter wonderland block done. I am linking once again to Super Mom – No Cape for her embroidery link ups a free pdf file is offered this week
Cut out a few pieces for the Caswell block and need to prep all those circles both the tiny pinkish color pieces – 15 of them and the bigger center for the heart flower. Nothing is basted down I’m just cutting out pieces right now.
Quilting from Saturday night on Granny.
So now that all that hard work is done I have one more flower bed to tackle so I can sprinkle flower seeds that I dried from last year all over and see what grows – I will work on that this week. I have a ton of seeds though that I dried from flowers from last year so I imagine I will just start to sprinkle them here and there and then see what grows – they didn’t cost me any thing so if they don’t grow they don’t grow. Hope you all had a great weekend.