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.


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.


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.


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



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

  • 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!!!
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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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