Wednesday, August 26, 2009

PLAYING with a new block

I saw a quilt online from a quilt show that inspired me. I saw the possiblity of a great quilt with hand dyes. The orginal block was a bit different. My camera doesn't read red and orange well and this is the only camera shot that came out well this morning. I have no idea how the orignal block was made but, I saw an off center log cabin in it. The following shot is one of the 6 that I came up with. I wish I had time to dye a color wheel for it today but, that's not going to happen. Diane in Tomball knew the name of the origanl quilt, "Colorful Rainbow" from a strip club pattern in 2007. Thanks Diane!

Friday, August 21, 2009

a surprise in the rose/hibiscus bed

Last night I saw something interesting growing the rose/hibiscus bed. We have several small watermelons there. The vines have climbed to the top of the hibiscus plants. We will be moving the vines down this weekend. We've never grown watermelons before.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday in the garden

ok, this going to be the last shot of this garden. We've taken the netting down. The heat and lack of rain have taken it's toll on the garden. The okra is doing well especially after the rain we had the last few days. I've learned that rain water is better for the plants than tap water. We have started collecting rain water in the garbage cans we no longer use for garbage since we recycle.

Monday, August 3, 2009

work in progress

This is a work in progress that is close to being finished. I started it this year and I hope to have it quilted this week. I love this patience block, it's quick and fun to make. I've made several quilts with this block. This is a section of the top. I've made these with borders and without borders. This is a shot of the whole top. It's very colorful and full of fun fabrics!