Monday, April 8, 2019

Going Gonzo Gardening

As a follow up to the Quilty Orphan Adoption, a small group of quilters that offer fabric, quilt blocks, etc. to other quilters, I sent out two boxes, recipients posted here, and threw my name in for these seminole bands offered by Nann at withstringsattached.blogspot.com.
Even prettier in person
She mentioned she might send fabric, or a book, or a pattern, and Boy Hardy, did she! All kinds of fabric, a pattern and a slew of books with my favorite being an OBW (one block wonder) and Mad about Plaid. My interest in a colorwash quilt is waning and my interest in an OBW has taken hold. 

My hair stylist is getting married in June and I would like to surprise her with a low-volume bed-sized quilt utilizing fabric remnants of pastels. I did a fabric pull and cut 5" squares, chain pieced a few and will see how it turns out. 

Linking up with Jennifer at inquiringquilter.com for:
Thrifting didn't produce much even though I hit up 5 shops. My finds included a summer shift, blue patchwork maxi and a larger hoop for my hexagon hand quilting. 

On the gardening front, I've got quite a few seedlings growing in the greenhouse. So far they include heirloom tomatoes, purple carrots, arugula, beets, peas, sweet peppers, beans and onions. Northern California weather has been stunningly beautiful so I have spent every moment outside. My goal is the have the greenhouse jam packed with edible goodness. Images to follow in the weeks to come ~

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Low volume quilts are so much fun! I made a postage stamp quilt for my daughter a few years ago, just cutting 2 1/2" scraps from low volume prints and randomly stitching them together.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Sounds like some pretty good thrifty finds to me!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Sounds like you had fun thrift shopping! I'd call your purchases a great find. Love that seminole band you acquired. Can't wait to see what you make with it! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Helen said...

Pretty! I am very grateful you did share your knowledge here.

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