Yesterday for a change I got a little bit done! I got back to Winter Wonderland, I figured out my problems and got the sashing strips on to make it a good rectangle of an even number size so I could make 6.5 inch blocks to start putting around it. I decided to stay with square in a square blocks – super easy to make. I will be mixing the colors up more than what I show here the colors in this bundle is red/white print/beige prints. I decided to use the jelly roll first – less cutting. Just a start – I will need to lower the embroidery center down a little bit as there will be at least two or three rows on top and bottom. I’m really not sure what the size of this quilt will be – it might end up queen size. The main problem I have with this quilt right now looking at it on the wall is the center is too light compared to the rest – I have to really mix in a lot of lot of light color blocks in the patchwork to even it out. I have never made one like this before so maybe it will grow on me. I might applique a very thin strip around the outside edge of the embroidery blocks as well in a dark red. I might show that tomorrow and just pin in place. I am linking to Super Mom – No Cape for embroidery project and to Esther’s Quilt Blog. Tune in tomorrow as there will be more updates on the look of this quilt!
I got this much binding done on one side of the Tumbling Into Insanity quilt – almost done with this side! I just need to find something interesting to watch on tv for this week and sit and stitch. I am linking up to JulieKQuilts: binding blitz for my binding.
Almost done with this row on Lemoyne Stars, the last row of the stars is at the top of the frame I think, I will find out for sure when I roll in down in a couple days – the border should be right up there as I turn it.
I am getting very tired of watering my garden and last night I decided to dig up my sweet potatoes as I figured they most likely hadn’t been doing well as nothing else had been! this is what I got out of 8 plants – not much! only one giant size and most of the rest fairly small. I also picked 3 tomatoes that I will leave to ripen a couple more days before I use them and there was one more tiny melon that had fallen off of it’s stem – these are so little it is pitiful-I have two more and I doubt they well even get this big – I was tempted to pull them up but left them for this week and I bet they will fall off by next week end and give me a morsel of cantaloupe to enjoy.
A better way to judge the size of the melon – the tomato is just an ordinary size – so you can see that melon is pretty small!
If the cucumbers do not produce much more they are getting torn out also, the pumpkins have two still turning orange so I will leave them be – the carrots are in the ground but I only have less than a dozen going and of course the tomatoes – at least some are turning orange now, but there sure are a lot of green ones going. Oh well better luck next year right!