Leaves and Circle Stars

Fall Harvest (scrappy baskets), Round We Go

The Round We Go combination that I chose Sunday just didn’t cut it when I looked at it again Monday and I trashed it LOL I picked out a totally different color combination and liked it so much better!

So here is the 3rd circle for the pattern #2 of Round We Go – I’m much happier with it.  I’m still not the best with fussy cutting but it is ok with me.

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The first border of leaves on Fall Harvest and the second border has been started.

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The brown leaf turns the corner and border 2 is started.

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I didn’t get much outside work done yesterday but I did get a start dismantling some of the wire fencing that I had around part of the garden – I had it around the sweet potatoes which I dug up the other day and there is enough for 3 or 4 meals – lets say it is a good thing this is a hobby garden and not something that needs to feed us all year round LOL.  For one thing the garden isn’t big enough for that and for another the area just isn’t in full sun all day long so it is not the best area to grow but better then trying to cut down a couple of trees and clear out an area that would be in full sun.  It gives me a little bit to play with and make tomato sauce and dry herbs but that is about it.  In fact next year if I have a garden it will be only herbs and tomatoes – and flowers!

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  • Thimbleanna Oct 17, 2017

    You made me chuckle with your garden comments. We’d have starved to death if I’d had to rely on a garden to feed us — I finally gave up a few years ago. It’s sure fun to watch those plants go from seed to something you can eat though. I love these little circles you’re piecing — this latest one looks like it has little sailboats going round the circle!
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    • Karen Oct 17, 2017

      I admire all of those that have a huge freezer full of their fresh vegetables and canning jars row after row all lined up so pretty – how they do it really is beyond me when I can’t seem to save the small amount of green beans I plant from the deer and get more than 2 meals from!! Gardens take work and I don’t have it in me I guess I’d rather be quilting and reading!
      The little things are birds not sailboats I’ll take a close up shot next time – but for sure they are kind of shaped the same way

  • Liz Oct 17, 2017

    I quit with the garden last year. As you get older you re evaluate what you can do. Since there is a fruit and vegetable stand four miles from our home I don’t have to go far. Still love being able to pick a fresh tomato.
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    • Karen Oct 17, 2017

      I think the tomatoes and my mints well be all I will do – it just gets to be too much work and for only two people – one of who doesn’t like much variety in veggies – well – like I say too much work!

  • Willeke Oct 17, 2017

    Love the circle… great fabrics… And your borders…. so autumn…. Enjoy year tomatoes….

    • Karen Oct 17, 2017

      thank you I am glad I just added leaves to the border and not more.

  • Dottie bishaw Oct 17, 2017

    I always make time for your blog, Karen, as long as I have WiFi. My little great granddaughter is down for a little while now after getting up so early and playing with me. Oh, if only to have the energy of an almost 3 year old, lol. I’m exhausted and it’s only noon here. I like your circle star colors and your leaves are really coming along. Gardening certainly does take a lot of work. I’m into herbs and cherry tomatoes now, growing in pots. I used to love having a garden, but now I have just my flowers and shrubs. I’m chilling my daffodils bulbs now and can plant them in late November. Enjoy your day today, it’s rather cool here in Kentucky but sunny.

    • Karen Oct 17, 2017

      it is pretty cool here today too – but sunny. gardening is becoming work – I think I can fill up those raised beds with tomatoes (which aren’t hard to grow) flowers and herbs just fine and no I haven’t wasted my money on seeds and plants that don’t seem to grow for me. How long are you in Kentucky?

  • Dottie bishaw Oct 17, 2017

    We have to leave for home Thursday because of an appointment. This was just a short trip to see our little almost three years old great granddaughter who was here in Kentucky for 3 weeks. We haven’t seen her since she was barely walking, but she knew us through Skypeing all the time. She’s visiting my daughter & son in law and lives in Pennsylvania with my granddaughter and her husband.

    • Karen Oct 17, 2017

      glad you got a chance to visit!

  • Belarmina Oct 17, 2017

    Karen preciosa estrella!! Thimbleanna dice que le parecen veleros
    no puedo estar mas da cuerdo también veo veleros
    las verduras no son mi fuerte , desistí hace años
    saludos

    • Karen Oct 17, 2017

      well with two of you saying sailboats there must be something there to see! I will tell her you said that too.
      yes vegetable gardens take a special touch and I do not have it either

  • Kaholly Oct 17, 2017

    I really like your epp block! And that border, Karen, really makes the quilt sing! I don’t garden much anymore. I have a couple of different mints and tomatoes. Mother Nature does my gardening for me with bountiful crops of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cranberries.
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    • Karen Oct 17, 2017

      LOL – so many of us have given up on vegetable gardening – it takes a very special touch I think

  • Glenda Australia Oct 18, 2017

    Glad we don’t have to rely on crops to carry us through the year to Karen, if it’s not the wild turkeys, it the possums, rats, wallabys, bats, birds, and several other wild forest creatures LOL then there is the rain or lack of it!!!!!! Love those Round We Go blocks, you are so good with your colours. Interesting to see you add your applqiue after adding the borders I do my applique then add the border strips? Cheers Glenda

    • Karen Oct 18, 2017

      a lot of times I don’t decide on a border until after the quilt is made so it is an after thought and done later –

  • Roseanne Oct 18, 2017

    Hi Karen,
    You are making progress on that appliquéd border on your quilt! WOWEE – Round We Go looks so small (!!) but so darn cute. I can’t wait so see where this leads. ~smile~ Roseanne
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    • Karen Oct 18, 2017

      the circles are 7 inches finished

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