Sunday, June 03, 2007

Primitive Garden...

This is the first (January) block of the Primitive Garden bom from Primitive Gatherings
in Wisconsin. I fell in love with Mel's when she showed the kits as they arrived and called the shop in April and managed to get one of the last two kits available. So, I have been working on this first block for about 2 months! I took all the little circles that I had appliqued down and redid all 24 of them yesterday. I would not have been happy with it until I did, so I'm glad I did it. Did I tell you I really love this bom?!

Today I prepped block #2 which is February's - not sure if I'll catch up,(I just received #6), but I'm going to enjoy every minute of it. The second one is a bucket of geraniums.

I also worked on Will's quilt this afternoon -- just need to attach the final borders and sew the binding strips together, and piece the flannel backing I bought last week. Then on to the quilting. And then, I'll need to spend some time working on Steph's SIL's baby quilt since she's due the end of this month.

I did manage to spend an hour outside weeding one of the sunny beds today -- not finished yet, but good progress. We finally got an inch of rain late Friday afternoon and evening, so some of the weeds were a lot easier to pull. Bill's bought a bunch of mulch that needs to be spread on my flower beds, but I need to find time to do it. He bought a truckload of bulk mulch last week that he spread himself on different areas, but we buy the cypress mulch in bags (on sale), which I like because I can handle them myself and only have to do as much as I want at one time -- don't have to get the truck emptied!

Gratitudes:

Sewing on a Sunday afternoon.

Fresh asparagus for dinner still.

Bill - for all he is and all he does.

11 comments :

cher said...

I enjoy weeding in my flower beds...but skipped doing that this weekend in favor of quilting-beautiful block#2 - you do great applique!

Patti said...

For someone fighting a cold, who also claims to have trouble focusing, you certainly completed a lot this past week! I know what you mean about the ruler work and the longarm. I keep telling people that the longarm is just opposite of the domestic machine - stitch in the ditch and straight lines are the hardest of all things to do! Pressed Memories looks terrific - I don't blame you for falling in love with that quilt. It's a beauty! Love the baby rails with attitude - I need to do that quilt! - and the first block of you BOM is great. I don't remember what you didn't like about the circles but they sure look good now.

YankeeQuilter said...

This is a really interesting applique pattern. Look forward to seeing the whole thing!

Carol said...

You have been a very busy girl...all that work outside and that wonderful appliqué block...can't wait to see the next block.

Screen Door said...

You're block looks outstanding. Hey -- you did what I couldn't do... I don't think I fit all the flowers in there. I'm working on the last of the embroidery for the 3rd block. Maybe tonight I'll get more work done on it.

Libby said...

I just love that BOM - glad you were able to get one *s* It will be fun to watch it come together.

Journeying said...

Your BOM looks great! I didn't find that one listed when I went to the website - has it been discontinued? I've been admiring it on screen door's blog also.
I love your flower and plant pictures and that you let stuff just grow where it wants to!! That's so wonderful!

Sandra said...

If all the other blocks are as great as this one, it'll be a lovely quilt. I'm really liking this style more and more :-)

Jeanne said...

I'll enjoy watching your BOTM grow! I should be out weeding today, but it's damp and cool here. Tomorrow is sounding like a beter weather day for me.

Dawn said...

Oh it is absolutely beautiful! I've been loving this one too, but was good and resisted!

hannah said...

what pretty applique flowers, they are lovely!