Hello Everyone! Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you get to spend it with your loved ones. It will be a quiet day here. I have plans to see my mom in a couple of weeks, so that will be nice. We’ve had a nice week and I spent a day plant shopping and planting a few containers.
My containers all got a good wash and new potting mix. I don’t mind starting with smaller plants, knowing that they will fill out within the month.
I did splurge on a larger Hibiscus since it will be the only container on this side of the porch. We get direct afternoon sun, so I chose plants to take the heat. I’m planning on replacing a bush or two with a small lace leaf Japanese Maple in the front side bed.
Besides planting, I finished up the scrappy rainbow quilt.
Except for some of the Riley Blake dot fabrics, everything including the white sashing strips came from my stash. My original plan was to donate this quilt to my Georgia guild’s charity organization, but I probably won’t ship it to them. I’ll finish it and keep it until I find a place locally to donate it. I miscalculated the size. I thought it was going to be square, but it’s 4″ wider than it is long.
I can either add an extra strip on each end to make it square or just turn it this way. I do have a problem. I now have two quilt tops finished, but no way to baste them. I’m a spray baster and use 505 Spray. I will pin smaller quilts, but not one this big. I used to use the ping pong table, but we didn’t bring it with us. I also don’t want to spray in my room, because it can leave a sticky residue on the floor. I used to put sheets down where I sprayed and I could do that again or go outside, I just don’t have a large enough table to use. I’ve seen the folding tables from Costco and may end up purchasing one, maybe two so I can baste larger quilts.
I also kept sewing long strips and got part of the sashing finished for the County Fair quilt.
I completed the strips to make the cornerstones and made one 3 1/2″ block to show you. As I finish sewing the rest of the strips to make the sashing, I’ll be chain piecing these together. I made quick work of cutting these pieces using my Omnigrid Stripology Ruler. It is well worth the price when cutting multiple strips.
We received our second shot on Friday, and I didn’t feel the best yesterday. Just a little tired and achy. I also woke up Friday night with the chills. Needless to say, it was an ibuprofen kind of day. A small price to pay to get us all back to normal.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!