First thing I did yesterday was lay out sashing for the Tumalo Trails outside border – after moving furniture around that is – I wanted it all laid out so I wouldn’t put the same color/pattern next to another. Decided this would work and got busy sewing.
Now all that is left is the final border- a lot of scraps to go through for that. This is now sewed and pressed, measured and ready for the final. This is now 95.5 inches.
Close up of one area.
Now this is where having a lot of pre-cut scraps cut in pieces and stored in boxes comes in very handy – for most of this quilt I have grabbed one of these boxes and got to work using up scraps that have been sitting in them for at times what seems like years and years (and probably has been).
I knew I had some 2.5 x 5 inch pieces already cut someplace – in one of the boxes as I didn’t have enough to start it’s own box and I found them – I had about 60 pieces so I got my 5” squares out which I have a box almost full of and then got the die cutter out.
I pulled these apart a little so you could see what I did – I lined up 5 inch charms on the strip cutter which cuts 2 at a time – fits perfectly – I line them up about 4 to 6 in stacks and run them through the cutter.
In no time I flat I had as many as I need (I think) now because I have 95.5 inches this will not fit perfectly but if I take in a seam a little larger than a quarter of an inch here and there it will work out without being noticeable. I will do the quarter inch first – press them and measure and then see what adjustment I need to do.
We had an isolated rain shower early evening dropping the temperature from 89 to 80 within 20 minutes – I was able to sit outside for awhile and enjoy the cooler temperature until it got too sticky from the humidity once again. These are my mint plants. As you can see one almost died and I have two more in hanging pots which are doing ok right now.
Here is one of them.
And the extremely tall sunflower started to open yesterday morning and by evening this is what it looked like. I am beginning to wonder if I will get even one bud on my morning glories! they have grown and grown and no buds!
Not quite clear but I was taking the photo from the deck as the grass was wet and I didn’t feel like walking down to it and bending my neck back to see it.