Quilting and Garden

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The first flower hexie is cut out and basted for the Handful of Scraps quilt – I believe there are 32 of them? I would need to get the book out and it isn’t handy so assume about 32 are needed.  I thought I would take a break from the neutrals and do one of the flowers.  Just basting no stitches right now.

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I didn’t care for how the disappearing nine patch quilt was – baby? not sure on size – I decided to scrap it now while it was  in the early stages and go with something else so all the blocks are back on the drawing table so to speak.

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And this is the beginnings of a new quilt.  There is white in there, it just doesn’t show up much.  I will be making half square triangles and the four patches – this design is just a maybe right now and as I make more a design will take shape.  I am linking up to Sew Fresh Quilts this morning and Quilt Fabrication and My Quilt Infatuation.

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Even though the plants don’t look good the tomatoes are ripening and some were ready for picking.

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I have a bit of basil in the dehydrator overnight and the sage will go in today – I have it all washed and laid out on a towel for overnight – the water from washing will have evaporated and it will make the drying go a little faster.

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9 comments… add one
  • Deb Jun 15, 2016

    LOVE the colors in that hexie flower. I am just to the point where I should tie the tomatoes to the stakes, no tomatoes yes but oh do yours look delicious!
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  • Kathy Jun 15, 2016

    I need a dehydrator (almost said dehumidifier – ha!). Another blogger I follow has one and loves hers. I get more herbs than I can use, but if I had a dehydrator, I could dry them and use them all!
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  • Thimbleanna Jun 15, 2016

    Ooooh, I like where that new hst quilt is going! Sorry about the disappearing nine-patch. You’re smart to bail out now — I always end up continuing on and then regretting that I spent so much time on something that I didn’t like. Love the hexies too!
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  • Jennifer Jun 15, 2016

    I love your hexie flower with its pop of color and oh those tomatoes look so good.
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  • Susan Jun 15, 2016

    Some great looking projects going there! And tomatoes already – you must be in a warmer climate than me. Thanks for linking up at Midweek Makers
    Susan

  • Kathi Jun 15, 2016

    good for you to make progress on a project and still throw variety into it! Love your hexie flower you are basting now 🙂
    Love your new quilt you started!!! I am doing a similar design with the one I am piecing now.. finished all the 4 patches I needed … and almost done with the hst’s! 🙂
    Your tomatoes look scrumptious! Enjoy them and that basil too!!!
    Kathi
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  • Sandra B Jun 15, 2016

    Love your hexie flower! Will enjoy following along as these grow in number!!
    I know what you mean on a project that just isn’t working out …better to move on to something else….back when I first started quilting many, many years ago, I would keep on with a project thinking I had to complete it…fortunately, I learned that sometimes I just don’t really like a quilt after I have started, and, if that happens, I just move on to something I do like…lots less wasted time and fabric that way!
    Your tomatoes look delicious!

  • Deb G Jun 15, 2016

    I wish I had some fresh tomatoes on my vines! I’m afraid it’ll be a few weeks, since we had a cool, wet May. Here’s an interesting 9 patch quilt I came across today, that you may have already seen: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/ring-cycles-a-jacks-chain-variation/128070

  • Jen R. Jun 16, 2016

    I really, really like that design with the 4 patches and hst’s! I might have to steal that idea 🙂
    I am a bit jealous of all those tomatoes. I have always wanted to have a producing garden to have fresh veggies and herbs. I just started with some little potted herbs this year, we’ll see how it goes.
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