More Fabric and Garden

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The rest of my fabric came and I decided to just use half of that amount I thought I would like the tiny dot fabric for Tumalo Trails but I am going to save that part of the fabric for another down the road project.

The newest stuff I’m using in the Trails project


What well be saved for something else


These pieces now cut for the final 9 sets of half square triangles needed – I think.


The mat is finished from the Temecula Mini blocks – I sewed the binding on by machine to practice –not the best job but good enough for mat – it is now washed and dried and finished at  10.5 inches I think after shrinkage.  Linking in to Sew Fresh Quilts , Jo’s Country Junction and Midweek Makers from Quilt Fabrication and My Quilt Infatuation.  I am also linking to one I just today for a finish and this is small but it is finished!  Anja Quilts: TGIFF.


To give an idea of the size – here is a clay bread bowl sitting on it.


The following photos were taken with the phone  the tiger lilies blooming full force and the garden looking good.


The herb bed


The morning glories which have not come into buds yet – hope soon they are certainly taking over this area and I have found out that you really need an area about 20 feet tall for them LOL  there are also some sweet potatoes in the bed and zinnia’s from last years dead flowers.  There are two big sunflowers growing in here too.


The tomatoes and some marigolds, some from last year and some new – I didn’t realize I cut off the last bed and the one made out of cement blocks – 3 more tomato plants in those areas, petunia’s, a cucumber plants – the last raised bed that you can’t see much of there has a zucchini which is dropping blossoms and a yellow squash and butternut squash – there are sunflowers in several beds as well.


And up front are the crinums and the swing – in lots of shade – my front yard is my shady area.









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19 comments… add one
  • Deb Jun 28, 2017

    Your garden areas look amazing!! Love it.
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    • Karen Jun 28, 2017

      thanks! it hasn’t produced much but it is pretty! the tomatoes will start coming in steady now though, I have four on the windowsill and more to pick this week

  • maxine lesline Jun 28, 2017

    All of those white and cream and dotted neutrals are good to have… ought to last for awhile…. hmm? Plus tomatoes to eat right now.. life is good.

    • Karen Jun 28, 2017

      I’m not sure what I will use the dotted fabric for but they were so pretty – they just didn’t quite seem to suit this project though

  • Barbara Jun 28, 2017

    Lovely garden! I also am looking forward to seeing the Tumalo Trails quilt in the making. It has great movement in the blocks and interesting secondary patterns.

    • Karen Jun 28, 2017

      thanks Barbara – I will probably get going on it today

  • Doreen Jun 28, 2017

    As I write this, another round of showers is in progress. We’ve already gotten an inch since 6:00 this morning and there’s a bit more on the way. Guess our “drought” is history (for now!).
    Love the fabric choices! Progressing so nicely! Now, on to today’s stitching……….

    • Karen Jun 28, 2017

      we are supposed to get about another inch of rain late week through Saturday – I have done very little watering of plants so far this growing season –

  • The Eclectic Abuela Jun 28, 2017

    Your garden is beautiful!

    • Karen Jun 28, 2017

      thanks! I need to add more mulch around a couple areas, I had forgotten to put paper down first and have weeds growing through – the paper down first really helps to control that I noticed.

  • Susan Jun 28, 2017

    What a beautiful mini, and at 10 inches – impressive! Thank you for sharing it today on Midweek Makers!

    • Karen Jun 28, 2017

      always nice to link and see what others are making too – thanks for your link up Susan

  • Dottie bishaw Jun 28, 2017

    Beautiful fabric and your mat turned out beautiful too. You did a great job on it! Your garden is doing so good, and I love those crinums, mine are all finished blooming. Everything is so green and fresh looking, love all your pictures. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden.

    • Karen Jun 28, 2017

      thanks Dottie – my tiger lilies seem to be fading fast – I’m surprised some are falling apart already – the crinum’s seem to flower off and on all summer – maybe because they are so shaded?

  • audrey Jun 28, 2017

    Love the shirting fabric! Makes me want to do some shopping of my own.:) Your mini quilt is a charmer.:)

    • Karen Jun 28, 2017

      thanks Audrey – glad this mini and I have called it quits though 🙂

  • Roseanne Jun 29, 2017

    Hi Katen,
    Pretty, pretty, pretty blocks! I love the fabrics you chose and would never have guessed that was a mini until you put the bowl on top of it!! The picture of those fabrics just makes me drool – I want to make something from them . . . right now! ~smile~ Roseanne
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    • Karen Jun 29, 2017

      yes I thought I better put the bread bowl on top so y’all could really see how little those blocks are – 4 inch finished for the blocks!

  • Anja Jul 4, 2017

    What a cute little mini. I love machine binding. Keep practicing. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

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