Just popping in
Gardening has sucked me in the last few weeks so I have been in blog land very sporadically. I’m rushing to try to get plants moved and divided before it gets too hot, though the heat is already here, just without the crippling summer humidity. It has been a very odd spring. Our spring weather came about 6 weeks early, and all the perennials came up far ahead of the normal schedule and far ahead of our frost-free date. We had a three hard frosts in late April and though we managed to protect plants overnight with lots of plastic sheets, it made me a little wary of moving and planting things too far ahead of the last frost date. By the time I was confident there would be no surprise freeze the heat was here. My divided plants are looking a wee bit stressed. There has also been no rain. It’s only May 23 and the grass is already turning brown and crunchy.
With all the digging going on I’ve been tired in the evenings so there hasn’t been a lot of sewing going on. I did manage to piece together a runner, though it still needs quilting. I may add a border first.
I don’t love it, but maybe I’ll like it better once it is quilted and bound. The pinwheels get lost, though a bit less in person than it appears in the picture. I just see irregular jagged edges instead of the pinwheel corner I envisioned. I thought I had enough contrast between the whites and creams for the effect I wanted, but apparently not.
I started doodling ideas for this after Katie posted about her twister quilt. She mentioned there were not a lot of patterns in blog land for the Lil’Twister tool. I was surprised, went looking and had to agree with her. I am beginning to think that there are not a lot of patterns out there because the tool is better suited to masses of interlocking pinwheels where some will fade and some will shine, at random.
Today I’m taking a holiday from gardening. First I’ll go vacuum. After that I’ will indulge in quilty time. My Canada quilt needs borders and a pieced back. The blue Kyoto Garden hasn’t seen any progress in a while. Whimsy is only 1/3 quilted. Hmmm. Choices, choices!!!