Monday, June 01, 2015

Design Wall Monday and Weather

I almost missed posting on Monday.  I can't show two of the projects I am working on until they are revealed on the Quiltmaker blog later this month.  They have taken most of my time along with gardening.  I am linking up with Patchwork Times.

Below all the other photos are some random flower photos I have taken.

I decided I really would like to have all my Farmer's Wife blocks made by the end of the summer.  I am using only my batiks scraps and enjoying different color combinations.  For storing the blocks I have a binder with protector sheets and I'm putting each block in order in the book so I can't show all that I have done!  I am also writing the block number, name and date I made each block on the back.

Two 6" blocks for Farmer's Wife
I am quilting a quilt for a friend of  a friend.  She is not a quilter and she made a pieced satin star for the center and very, very wide borders.  I quilted stars in the open areas with Superior Fantastico thread.  I love the sheen of this thread. I am quilting wavy lines to replica a flag flying and then will free motion quilt 5 pointed stars in the borders.

Satin Star quilt 
We are having wild weather like other parts of the U.S.  Yesterday we had torrential rains and tonight another violent storm.  I tried to photograph the standing rain yesterday and the clouds coming in this evening.  We have some end of the year field trips coming up for school, hopefully the weather cooperates!
my garden is behind the bush, between the trees.  It's very wet
My driveway Sunday night

Pictures of clouds Monday evening.

yellow roses by an old building about 10 miles from home
Irises by my driveway

Sunflowers on my walk Friday

Our puppy Leia being naughty in the flowerbed.