Thursday, June 27, 2019

I Like Thursday Post # 17 ~ Summer Is Here

Summer has burst into bloom in my quilty corner.

We have been doing a lot of yard work.
I put summer flowers in my new window boxes and moved my pansy boxes
to cooler shadier places.

You can see them peeking out around my birdbath in this photo
of the new garden gate we are putting up across the end of our driveway. 
I bought the gate and trellis units online and there was one small issue.

The center fleur-de-lis was a little bit bent.
When I called the company to ask what could be done about this, 
they said they did not have replacement parts 
and really did not want the whole thing back
so they gave me a big discount for keeping this one.
My hubby was able to fix it as you can see in the larger photo.
I have always wanted a garden gate.   
Now I have one.
I am picturing a climbing rose on one side and some english ivy growing up the other.
More photos later.  
Still more planting to do and, of course, the never ending
weeding, watering, mowing and trimming.
We are spending a lot more time in our screenhouse
and enjoying the yard during our work breaks.

The perennials in the front are starting to bloom, too.
The lavender and  coreopsis have taken over this front section,
but I love the way they spread and bloom all summer.
They are also hardy and survive the road salt of winter.

My poppies are still blooming and my cone flowers have buds.

Things are looking bright and colorful inside, too.

The quilting is finally done on my
It measures about 68" by 78."

I am pretty happy with how my attempts at hand guided free form quilting is looking.

So my second quilt is off my longarm.
That means I am now averaging one quilt per month.
That is two more than I likely would have completed
without the long arm. 

It was very hot in my sunny room when I finished this quilting 
so I went outside to do the evening watering ... 

and then relax on my yard swing and watch the last light of the day slowly depart.

The I went back inside where I am getting my next quilt ready for the frame.

It will be my 

My full post for this

will be up later this morning
and will be included on their blog post.

Quilting this quilt will be my next quilting  adventure.

Today is Thursday so I will be visiting the

I Like Thursday Bloggers @ Not Afraid of Color

and see how their gardens are growing.

Have a Happy Thursday! 

8 comments: said...

Oh I love your trellis and garden gate. Your hydrangea is lovely. I have the hardest time with those. But I am contemplating trying it again. LOL Your yard is pretty. Good job finishing up the quilt, and I am excited to see what you do with the pineapple quilt.

Bernie Kringel said...

Oh my goodness - your yard is beautiful. So much color!

Roseanne said...

Hi Pat! Your yard is a true inspiration. That garden gate is just perfect, and it will be even more inviting with a rose and ivy growing up the sides. I just adore coreopsis and one year I had a pink version mixed in with the yellow. It doesn't seem quite as hardy because it didn't return after the winter and I've never tried it again. The yellow sure looks nice with the lavender. Congrats on your second long arm finish. I think your quilting looks lovely! ~smile~ Roseanne

Julierose said...

Isn't the bluish/violet shade on those hydrangeas just lovely? Mine hasn't bloomed yet;
i have the creamy/greenish ones...your gardens are so beautiful...thanks for sharing hugs, Julierose

PaintedThread said...

Love your garden gate. Your gardens are beautiful. Neat design on that quilt - it's so cheerful.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your yard and garden are so pretty! I love the new garden gate, and glad to hear your husband was able to fix the bent fleur de lis. It's fun to get a peak at your quilting projects, too - glad you're getting the hang of that long arm!

O'Quilts said...

Wow...You certainly jumped into that long arming...good for you great work

Miaismine said...

Ohhhhhh! I would love to spend a morning in your garden! Such beautiful photos! Congratulations on your quilting success! Thank you for sharing!