Monday, June 13, 2011

Busy Weekend

I've been thinking (sort of) about how I can improve and organize my sewing room, I know it's going to be a work in progress for a very long time. I currently don't have much on the walls, so I might as well start with something fun to go in my room, how about a wallhanging. As soon as I saw this pattern in the newest BH&G Quilt magazine, I had to start cutting right away.  This past weekend in between digging and planting, I sewed the top together.

We were also busy in the garden. I was so thrilled about how this tipsy pots planter came together, it's so simple, 3 pots and 1 dowel. You can see how it's done here. I can't wait for the plants to fill in more. Also my DH built a couple planter boxes in the garden for veggies, I planted carrots, spinach and lettuce.....we'll see if anything grows over the summer. 

The roof is finished so I'm enjoying the peace and quiet over head.
Happy Quilting!

33 comments:

Kimberly said...

You did an amazing job on the wallhanging! I just bought that mag yesterday... that project caught my eye, and the hexi purse. One of these days I'll give them a go!

Sherri said...

Love the wallhanging...I've been wanting to make that for my sewing room too!

Cheryl said...

I am intrigued by the tipsy planter. My spinach actually survived the winter! Cute wallhanging.

Carol said...

Love your wallhanging! I have a post it note on that one for my sewing room too. So cute. Love your tipsy planter...what fun!

Quilt Hollow said...

Sweet wallhanging and I'm glad the weather was cooperating for you to get out and enjoy.

Isn't it wonderful "peace" and how we take that for granted?!

Roseanne said...

Gorgeous wallhanging... Love what you have done with the pots.

Piecefulafternoon said...

great wall hanging!!!! Hopefully summer will come and we can grow some things - it is still so cold - though more sun, and I like that.

Lori said...

What a wonderful wall hanging!!

I was so surprised to see my garden seeds sprout so quickly. I planted on May 23 which is still a little early for my Zone 5. Good luck on the garden.

Terry said...

I want to make that quilt too but yours is already done! Holy cow, you're quick! LOL Love your version and I love your tilted pots too! I may have to try that! :0)

Mary said...

Love the quilt. I haven't gotten my copy in the mail yet, but that looks like something I'll have to make. Also, thanks for the info on the tipsy planter. I've seen those and always thought I would like to try it.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you are fast. I just finished reading the magazine. Cute version.

Those pots are pretty neat.

Lynn said...

OMG I LOVE that topsy turvy pot planter!!!! Just saved the instructions to do later on. Too hot now, we are already reaching heat indexes of 100+. and your wall hanging is very cute. However I think I've seen something similar many moons ago in an old book of mine. Had sheep and cats and something else. GOtta go check it out......

canuckquilter said...

Love the wall hanging! Thanks for the link to the tipsy pot instructions. I have a spot for one...

Michele said...

I love the tipsy planter! What a great spool quilt :-) I haven't opened my magazine yet. I'm saving it for vacation.

QBG said...

Last month our neighborhood was struck by two separate hail storms that damages roofs, including ours. Roofers aren't banging on my house yet, but I can hear them all around me. Glad yours is done.

Donna K. from N. TX
http://www.quiltingbeargal.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

Love your wall hanging , that is a good start on a sewing room makeover! The tipsy pots are neat must check that out .

Darlene said...

Wallhanging is adorable. Will be sweet on the wall in your sewing room.

The tipsy pots are fabulous. Please share a picture when the plants fill in a bit more.

Patty C. said...

The wall hanging is so pretty -

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that quilt is sooo cute! I eyed it in the magazine too, but yours is so much better! I planted tomatoes and peppers and the stupid chipmunks ate them all!

Karen said...

The spool blocks and the little sewing machine. So cute!

rubyslipperz said...

Great quilts...but...I'm kinda mesmerized by the "to and fro" planters! How do they do that?!

hugZ,
annie
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Libby said...

Love those tipsy post - just may have to try that myself *S*

Candace said...

I would have jumped right on that quilt, too, Wendy! It's adorable! Love the tispy pots - I see more yard art coming our way! Good luck on your growing!
Cheers!

Vivian said...

Those tipsy pots are adorable! Thanks for the idea of adding something funky and cute to our boring garden area.
Love that wallhanging. You were so speedy!

Sinta Renee said...

I know what you mean... that quilt is just so darn cute! And I must say your very creative in your gardening as well!!!

Cheryl said...

I love, love your quilt (think I've told you that before)...and that tipsy planter....CUTE!!!! I will be copying you for sure!

Miss Jean said...

I love your tipsy pot. I made one last year and did a post on it. Everyone loved it. It's looking good this year as well. You are a wonderful quilter and I am going to enjoy lookin at your blog. Hubs and I love British Columbia - Vancouver Island in particular. Have a wonderful weekend.

Vesuviusmama said...

Many thanks for sharing the tipsy pots link - that is awesome! As is your little wallhanging!

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE the planter and the wallhanging!! How cute!! I wish I had a sewing room.....sigh...someday!!!!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

Oh my gosh are you ever busy! I love your spool quilts. My cats always seem to get in the middle of my quilts especially if they see the camera coming out. The planter are adorable. I'll have to see if I can get hubby to make one for me.

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

Oh my gosh are you ever busy! I love your spool quilts. My cats always seem to get in the middle of my quilts especially if they see the camera coming out. The planter are adorable. I'll have to see if I can get hubby to make one for me.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That little planter is so cute. I've wanted to make one of those for so long. But if you look in my yard you'll see I still haven't. lol
Love the spools!!

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