Thursday, August 27, 2020

Binding, cross stitch, and mairgolds

I managed to get the binding cut for the 16 patch quilt. I am taking a day of vacation tomorrow so my goal is to get th2 16 patch quilt bound by Monday for an August finish.

Here is what the back looks like. I had this fabric in my stash for years. I think I must have got it in the bargain basement at Miller's Dry Goods during one of the sales I use to work. Just a nice subtle print. I still had a yard left over even after making the back for this quilt which is 72" x 88".

I had to water last night. We might have gotten a little rain earlier in the day, but by the time I got home from work I couldn't tell if it had rained or not. I just know my Lenten Roses that I had transplanted earlier this year looked a whole lot better after I watered them Monday so I knew another drink would be good for them. I am impressed on how wonderful the marigolds I grew from seed have grown! They seem very happy in this heat and with the amount of water I have been giving them. I may have to plant more next year and the deer don't eat them!

I got a bit more done on the sampler.

The list for the weekend is growing by the minute so let's see what I can get done in the next three days. Have a great weekend!


Frog Quilter said...

Love the quilting!!! Your marigolds look so pretty.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gosh I love those binding fabrics. Your flowers look great. We have not seen rain except for a few drops. There have been lightning storms all over rain just lightning starting all these fires. The last count was at least 600 fires burning and once I heard 1000. I really have not felt like doing anything creative. I'm in a slump that I would not call depression...but perhaps it is. Glad you are able to be busy.
xx, Carol

barbara woods said...

love that binding fabric

swooze said...

What great quilting. Thanks for the picture

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You should plant the marigolds around your lilies, but then they might not be big enough by the time the lilies bloom