Sunday, July 12, 2015

Red & Cream Sampler, zucchini report

This was the June beauty.  Only thirteen pieced blocks.

The rest was all empty space.  The request to use red thread gave me a slightly nervous stomach.  It shows every single wobble.  And every single stop/start.  I stared 'er down for a while, then put on my big girl panties and took a deep breath.
This was my first experience with a DOUBLE batt.  The bottom layer was Hobbs 80/20, then a Hobbs Wool was added on top.
This gives a gorgeous pouf to the quilting designs.

I am totally in love with that border design by Karlee Porter.

On the garden front, I got the rest of the redneck mulch put down (grass clippings on top of newspapers) so I have a path between the cutting garden and the veggie garden.  I weeded about half of the potato patch  but there is more to be done.  Woe is me, we have potato beetles.  I need to get out there with a bucket of soapy water and try to drown the bastards.  I have snow peas coming out my ying yang, so I've given away a bunch of those.  I picked four (!) raspberries this week and lots more are starting to turn red.  Yum, yum, yum.
Picked this week:  20  (all small ones, man-finger size.  I gave away 14 of them.)
Picked YTD:         30


SandraC said...

lol, I didnt know it was called redneck mulch!..but this is what we used a couple of years ago and it was great. Last year we got yards and yards of free mulch from a tree-cutting outfit. Not the prettiest mulch but the price was right.

June said...

It's said that the quilting makes the quilt, and in this case, so true! Do you have a 'before' photo? Good on you for being a 'big girl' - it's beautiful. Greetings from New Zealand.

Tania Denyer said...

WOW! That is stellar :) Is the design hand guided or computer assisted?

Leeanne said...

I bet you are glad you put your big girl panties on! The quilt looks fabulous!

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helen-mary said...

Thanks! I used the I.Q. for all the motifs and the border. The s.i.d. and inside the pieced blocks was hand guided.

helen-mary said...

Thanks! Yes, I do have a 'before' pic and the difference is amazing.

helen-mary said...

I love using newspaper - it does a great job of keeping the weeds at bay. I add the grass clippings to hold it down. The veggie garden needs to be hoed so much that some extra weeds from the grass is no bother.

Vicki W said...

That quilt looks amazing! Kudos to you for going forward with the red thread.