5/27/10

More Garden pics and a quilt plan

Well, I didn't have everything together enough to do a VTT post for today. But, I did have some pics from walking through the yard this week. The daylilies are still in full bloom and every day I go out and dead head. I heard from another gardener through one of my posts that not deadheading could be causing some of my conversion to common oranges and yellows. So, every day, I head out with a pail and pull all the spent blooms and any seeds that get started. I also take that chance to pull a few weeds and just have a relaxing sit in the yard when I can.

This daylily is called Pirate's Patch (at least that's what the tag next to it says). Hopefully, my Mom can verify that from this picture. I can see why it would be called that so I hope that's the name.



I don't know the name of the next one. The tag had a sticker that has peeled off. Again, hoping Mom can id it.



And, this is a picture of one I've shown before. It is a Louisiana Green.


On the quilting front, I'm well into the border of the Fancy Quilting sampler. There should be a new pic of it soon. If I get a little stretch of time to just sit and quilt this weekend, I should be able to power through the rest. Then, it's just binding, washing and blocking. I'm ready to be through with that and work on something else.

Hmmm, something else...Becky? You ready?

Indian Orange Peel (you have to say it in a fast whisper, like "Jazz hands")

I found the box it was in, under a chair and have been looking at it, but not spreading it out. But, I think I'm in the mood to work on this long term WIP. I got some of the curves sewn onto the block centers last fall and then I lost my steam and started a Cmas quilt. And, just like I knew would happen, outta sight, outta mind. There's still a lot of work to do. Once the blocks are all assembled, then, I can piece the border sections together and assemble it all into a top. And, then I "get to", or more appropriately "have to" pull all the paper off the back. Not really looking forward to that part. Then, there's the quilting and I am looking forward to that part, especially after my recent success at FMQ.

Oh, well. No way to know how much work it will be until I've done it. And, no way to do it until I start it. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" says Confucious.

Take care and have a great Thursday. Lane

12 comments:

oldbatt said...

I love, love, LOVE your Indian Orange Peel quilt. It's already stunning and I can't wait to see how you will quilt it. I can't imagine it more beautiful than it is right now. That is the quilt I think of when I think of you. Good luck with it! Lisa

Sunshine said...

Holy cow, that picture is of a quilt you made? It looks like an enormous pile of work! Multi-year project for sure :) Is it paper-pieced?

Cheers,
Christine

Becky said...

WHOOPEEEEEEE!!!!!! I threw my hands up in the air and whooped when I saw the picture!!!! You made my day. I'm certainly ready. If I lived closer to you I would take the paper off for you!

Elizabeth said...

The daylilies are gorgeous! I'd love cuttings (lol!). The orange peel quilt is a big wow! I have a love-hate relationship with paper piecing.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I read a post recently where it was suggested quilters should make more of the process of quilting than the end product by posting pictures and thoughts during projects. So while this is a long term WIP- it's part of your journey with this quilt. (which is one of the most complicated but gorgeous quilts I've ever seen by the way )

Michelle said...

I'm very partial to daylilies--but that quilt is outstanding! Summon up whatever it takes to finish that beauty, and get it ready to ship off to me. :-)

lw said...

That quilt-in-progress is stunning!

Barb H said...

Love the daylilies, Lane, and the Orange Peel quilt is gorgeous. The last time I saw it, you were still piecing it. Whatever you do with it fom here on in will be wonderful.

bonnie said...

That quilt is just gorgeous. It reminds me of an antique gameboard. I would never have known it wasn't finished already.

Quiltluver said...

I love the daylilyies. Seems to me that you have some home grown teenage help in the household that might be enticed into pulling off some paper?? A little family together time, eh?

Shasta said...

Gorgeous flower pictures, and an even more gorgeous quilt. Well worth the effort.

Vesuviusmama said...

When finished, your Indian Orange Peel is one I would pay to see in person - it is absolutely beautiful!