First the quilts – someone asked me to show what Tumalo Trails would look like without the sashing – Bonnie had sashing in her quilt pattern – but she made hers with 1.5 inch blocks whereas I used 2.5 inch blocks so it does have a little bit of a different look to begin with .
Without sashing to divide up all the patchwork that joins in the middle. Keep in mind these blocks are not in final order – I would not have that lighter blue and pink next to each other in the final layout – too much light together I think. Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts, Quilt Fabrication and Jo’s Country Junction and My Quilt Infatuation.
I just grabbed this gray off the shelf to make “with sashing” to see how it would look – I would probably go with white if I use sashing. It gives a totally different look to the quilt – I just laid out a few of the blocks to see what it would be like.
Dottie & Maxine this is the Michele Hill quilt that I made it is called Floral Fantasy –
And Dottie & Maxine this is the next quilt from her book I was telling you about – it is called Morning Glory.
These are the Tiger Lilies that I dug up from the front by the driveway last fall – I put all the bulbs in here and just ended up tossing all the tiny bulbs here as well – I think every single one came up – I had just got so tired up digging up bulbs last fall and finding places to put them!! They are so thick here but it is away from the house – for now I do not care how thick they get. The little bulb like seeds that grow along the stems will drop all over and I will have a larger area next year and the year after so that after awhile I probably won’t even see these logs after awhile they will grow in them and become a part of them as they rot. In this mess of trees behind them I found a tall Mulberry tree growing we had one in a different location that our daughter Jessica had gotten and planted from a 4-H club I believe back when she was about 4th grade – sadly the tree died about 5 years or more ago – last week Melanie and I were looking at the plants and happened to walk around to the right side of these trees and she saw a Mulberry tree that was about 15+ feet growing!! it is so surrounded by others that sometime when we have a cooler than usual day this summer I need to get in there with the pruning shears and cut out a lot of trees growing around it so it will have space to grow – I don’t even know what half of these trees are – if you let an area go around here within five years or so it will be so thick you can’t even walk through it!
A close up of the brilliant orange color.
The garden – the herbs are doing well, the green beans and peas were a loss from bugs and deer – I planted Morning Glories along the fencing that I had up for the peas. I also have zinnia’s that came up from last years plants in here and sunflowers – also are six sweet potato plants in behind the wire to try to protect them from the critters and last night I had to go back down and nail the fencing tighter to the frame as the rabbits or something had gotten in and eaten some of the sweet potato leafs again. Maybe I caught it early enough? Don’t know – I have six more plants in the last bed and covered with wire and ended up digging out three that looked at a loss only to find they had good roots and one even had a potato started –for now I put them in a five gallon bucket with dirt and wire over the top of it to see if they will grow.
The tomatoes are taking off well I have had a few ripe ones I hope I will get a few at one time so I can make some sauce from them.
A close up of the Morning Glory plants – no flowers right now and not even a bud – soon I hope.