Sunday, September 16, 2018

Garden Party - Top DONE


What happened to my plan of "only smaller tops"???   This is 83 x 83".  Frankly it WAS just plain fun to keep using all the combinations of fabric.  mmmm I've said that about a previous quilt  ..."couldn't stop making the blocks." 

The backing is white with quarter-sized polka dots!  Exactly what it needs, MORE COLOR!  LOL 

And yes, it looks exactly like Bonnie Hunter's with same name.  I really didn't want to copy hers - it was just so adventuresome, and tedious, I was afraid to make it any other way.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Garden Party - Trepidations

I keep looking at Bonnie Hunter's Garden Party to be sure this is going to "turn out".  Hers is so cheerful and mine is pretty much a copy of hers so I'm feeling confident.  I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it certainly will cause a few heads to turn, perhaps whispers, hopefully giggles.  My favorite response is "Look what she did!" 

Every block would make an interesting and attractive quilt by itself, even the odd combinations.  You probably figured the edge will be bordered and then points will be cut leaving a straight edge.   


The red chain sure does holds it all together. 

The most recent rows are laid out while I am balancing myself on crutches - arghhhh!  This is likely an ancient untreated injury, pre-highschool, which has raised it's ugly head.  Plans are underway for some kind of orthopedic repairs on my ankle. Might slow me down for a time.  8-((

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Garden Party - Beginning

I like it already!  Somehow that red/white alternate chain block holds it all together.  Each individual block is like a little quilt in itself!  Thanks Bonnie, of Quiltville.blogspot.com.


A few more rows added today.

The blocks turning into rows have been the least demanding - they are all fitting together quite nicely.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Garden Party - WIP

Here are my parts and pieces, blocks, side setting triangles and corners.  I tallied up all the bits and except for 2 sets of borders, here is the total.  Frankly, I'm surprised that piecing it all did not take longer!   I dislike that my project is nearly the same as Bonnie Hunter's, but hers looked so good, and my colors were as varied as hers, I remembered that old adage, "don't change what ain't broke!"



House painting is getting close to DONE.  Happy Day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

House Painting

(This post is mostly for journal purposes, you know, when we reminisce, "when did we paint the house?" )

Where do these lilies come from????  NOTHING has grown in this area for years and then one day, up pops this charming flower.  We call them naked ladies, some say painted ladies.  The painter has already been working on this side of the garage.


NOTHING is charming about this mess but it will be better soon.  Our painter Dean is cocooning us with paper/plastic over all the windows.  It will be better soon.  We really missed being able to roll  out the awning as it was all wrapped in plastic as well!


We had to give up on shutter repairs, bite the bullet and buy new.  Hail and heat were hard on the old ones, now brittle and broken.  However, hail did NOT destroy my hostas this year - a new record!   Yeahhhhh!

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Energized - wash curtains!

The house painter is starting tomorrow and I'm excited, eager, energized, need to do some cleaning inside if the outside is going to look spiffy again.  I'll start with the curtains over the kitchen sink - they are a little faded, no longer bright yellow, facing south, but by gosh, I'll wash and rehang them.  

Here is the result.  And this was the washer that barely agitates!  Recalculate, recalculate.    Toooo funny!