Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Plugging along...

...with the garden
It has been such a wet, cool summer that my garden isn't coming along very well. The peas have turned mouldy and all I was able to harvest this year was this little bag of peas which my dog Molly is guarding for me! Believe me, I will make a very big deal about these veggies when I decide to cook them!
...with the machine quilting
That Blendables thread and I are not getting along!  I finally settled on a size 100 needle to reduce the thread breakage, but it makes big holes in the fabric. However, I have successfully quilted the 20 Rolling Star blocks and can move on to quilting the borders.
And guess what happened when I was quilting the Rolling Star blocks? I found my humility block! Once of my blocks has a whole row put on upside down and I didn't notice it until I was quilting it and could see the blue thread on the white fabric for the first time...say what?!?!? I checked back on the quilt top photo I posted on this blog entry and there it is...plain as day...ugh!

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your harvest - I guess the weather has been anthing but predictable this year. It was *hot* here a couple of weeks ago like it is expected and suddenly it is cool! This is supposed to be summer, I thought!
    The humility block - I had to search and then found it. I think the colours and design are strong enough that it won't be immediately obvious; but then these sort of things make a quilt very memorable too - don't you think?

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  2. You haven't had a good week have you?.

    It took me a long, long time to see the mistake. My soloution would be to have the quilt folded up somewhere so it can be hidden but still on show.Does that make sense?

    love and hugs Gina xxx

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  3. We fed all of our picked peas to the baby. (I sure hope he likes the frozen variety that I cooked last night.)

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  4. I have a block the wrong way round in my DD as well. I didn't notice mine til it was on the bed and I was under it. I wiggled my toes whilst looking at the quilt and there it was - lol !

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  5. Well .... I looked and can't find that block and I'm usually very good at spotting stuff like that. It is still lovely as is!

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  6. I wouldn't worry about this little mistake. I had to really search to see it on the picture of the whole quilt. Your quilting looks great!

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  7. I love that block!!!! it's awesome!!! leave it just like that!
    the peas look yummy....... if I bribe the guard with a milk bone perhaps he won't notice me snitching some............

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  8. I can't find the humility block. Can't be that obvious. The quilt is lovely. And, yum, fresh peas. I wouldn't worry at all about the block. B.

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  9. I know about humility blocks! Too many. It makes for a fun conversation piece. "See if you can find..." The blocks are beautiful!

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  10. The Double Delight quilt looks amazing! I love your color choices and the humility block is likely to only be noticed by you! My DD is in the box to go to my longarmer and I can hardly wait to get it back--especially after seeing yours!

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  11. Plain as day to you maybe but not to anyone else--the quilting is beautiful!!!

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