Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vegetable Garden and Quilt Mess Up

The Baby and I decided we would, once again, have a vegetable garden. We moved the current raised beds and built one new one. We planted tomatoes, jalapenos, zucchini, 2 types of lettuce, spinach, leeks, broccoli, basil, watermelon, cantaloupe, turban squash and Japanese eggplant!

Three weeks ago


The beds are positioned next to a sidewalk that runs from the back porch to the driveway. We have to walk by the beds everyday, which makes it easy to bend over and pull a weed or two before they take over!

About a year ago I started a pinwheel quilt. By starting, I mean I went out and bought a 1/2 a yard or more of 35 different floral fabrics! Six months ago I started cutting and sewing pinwheels. I got 17 of them finished before a trip to Kentucky (more on that later). I finished the the other 18 pinwheels between visits to the quilting shops of Ashland, Kentucky.

When I began to work on the placement of the blocks, I noticed a problem. Do you see it?

Mind you, the blocks are placed on a tablecloth, so don't say the problem is the red showing through the white part of the pinwheel - it was a dark and rainy day and this was the best light!

Let me know if you see what is wrong!

Daisy (the pup), Precious (the cat) and Budgie (the bird) enjoying a summer day with me on the back porch!

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shirley said...

cynthia I have exactly the same cane setting in my sewing room. We must have the same taste. I have lime green cushions, but your rug just finishes off the setting.

Marg said...

I did that with 10 of my 30 pinwheels, hmmmm, more unpicking, but it was worth it.
Love your back porch.

AMW said...

Yep - I see it. But I've never made a pinwheel quilt, so it took me a little while... At least the colors are AWESOME!

Piece by Piece said...

Yes, I see your problem, I have done the same thing. I see some froggy sewing being done Rib-it, Rib-it,
Have a great Thursday.

quiltfool said...

I'd love to say "I don't see a thing", but I do. How many are reversed? Would it be easier to take some apart, or make some new ones and end up with two quilts? I've made the same mistake. Lane

Shay said...

I picked it up. I knwo you're asking because you want to know if you should unsew....Im afraid you're going to have to bite the bullet and get out that seam ripper.

I cant believe how fast your garden is growing.

See- that porch is the perfect spot for our wine-fest!

Michelle said...

Gardens are so rewarding ~ almost immediate gratification. :-)

It took me awhile to spot the error. Gosh it would be an easy mistake to make!

Dianne said...

Lovely soft summery colours you have used in the pinwheel quilt, Cynthia. Looks like a little reverse sewing coming up? Oh well it will be worth it in the long run. Di.

Love Of Quilts said...

You don't have them sewed together yet so its a easy fix just set another there...bottom middle one right. Trish