Jana helped me re-potted some Hosta, we picked up sticks, blew away the leaves and watered, watered, watered. Oh yeah, I nearly forgot. We roasted marshmallows on the fire pit and made smores, and drank peach tea..
|My woodland garden. Did I mention I like Hosta?|
I have sentimental themes in many of my garden beds, just as I do in my quilts. One of my beds is a memorial garden bed. There is a Hosta named Memories of Dorothy and another named Barbara Ann, for my mom and my sister. There a Hosta called Blue Angel, Earth Angel, Remember Me, Mourning Dove...one could go on forever. And, I kid you not, there is a Hosta in my garden called Quilting Bee. The Hostapedia also shows Quilted Cup, Quilted Hearts, Quilted Mound, Quilted Skies and Quilting Party. This could be trouble. I may need a new bed just for the Quilting Hosta.
|The Memorial Garden bed.|
Some of the plants have taken a beating with the late summer heat and lack of water. Not to mention it is fall and shorter days do signal the plants it's time for a rest.
|This one can't stand the heat and dryness.|
We decide if we put them together in four piece blocks it would be easier to see what we had. Bonnie Hunter suggested having diversity of color in each block. We tried to do that, but have this thing about complimentary colors. So sometimes we just picked things at random and other times we planned our block.
|Playing around with our spools|
Initially I planned to just square up the four piece blocks and stack them for assembly at a later date. You know how plans go. When I laid them out I got a little excited and then started to sew four, four piece blocks together. So now we have 12 inch blocks
|Six 12 inch blocks.|
I admit that long projects where never my cup of tea. But I am enjoying these little spools and the memories associated with all these scraps.
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