Gardens Are Growing

Silent Gardens are growing, that is. We’ve been waiting for a calm day out on the roof garden to take these two photographs. While there have been many nice days, it’s almost always breezy out there and some days it’s just way too windy for this purpose.

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Which was taking photographs of some blocks. First, those that are in the first two rows of B&B Silent Garden sewn together.

 

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And then the first two rows of Tranquil Garden sewn together.

I’ve had them sewn together for a while, but couldn’t find a good way to show them inside. So then it was a matter of waiting for just the right day out on the roof garden.

I had sewn all the blocks into their respective rows 1 and 2,  then joined the two completed rows together. The seam when adding those two rows together is a long, long seam and, while it’s nothing but lots of fun continuous sewing, I’m thinking that I will try adding the blocks of the third row one by one to the completed rows 1 and 2. I know that one thing I’ll love about sewing it that way will be the fact that, if I decide to carry on that way for the balance of the tops, it will mean that once the final block is done and sewn to the rest of them, the top is done rather than meaning I still have to get the final row added on. But we’ll see – I’m not deciding yet without giving this a try first and seeing what, if anything, I don’t like about doing it that way.

There may well be a diversion or two coming that will stop me in my tracks, though. The York Lodge quilt keeps calling to me and I think I’ve decided to print a couple of fabrics to make one block just for fun. That may happen as early as tonight or tomorrow.

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“Garden Is Growing”

Baxter on Printer July 11, 2018 IMG_1924wtmk

Baxter loves to sit on top of Mr. Q.O.’s printer and stare at us. I got this shot Wednesday night. While it’s not the best photograph, it cracks me up because that’s just such a typical Baxter look.

 

22 thoughts on “Gardens Are Growing

  1. Cathi, I like the idea of putting the blocks into the quilt as you go. They will both look fabulous. The look on Baxter’s face is similar to Lady except she has the disapproving squint instead of the open eye look.

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    • I like the idea of adding them as I go as well – because I love the idea of having a mostly finished top when that last block is added. That is definitely Baxter’s imperial look, we think. Makes us laugh because he knows he’s not supposed to be up there, but there he sits just gazing at us.

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  2. I’m glad you are showing us the finished rows now. It was hard to visualize the quilt just seeing the individual blocks. Both quilts are going to be quite elegant!

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    • I knew it was probably hard to visualize, but without a proper design wall it was difficult to get a picture of the rows together. Even those pictures aren’t great, but at least the overall effect can be seen. I can’t wait to see how the third one will look once I get two rows of it together.

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    • Thank you – I was getting so impatient for a day that wasn’t either windy or raining so we could get those photos! Baxter seems to find the oddest places comfortable.

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  3. The rows look lovely Cathi. And I’m so glad the ‘toons are back! Baxter is so magnificent – a king looking over his kingdom on high.

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    • Thanks, Liz. Baxter definitely thinks he’s the king of this home – and sits wherever he wants, even though he knows he’s not supposed to be on top of that printer!!

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  4. Love both of the gardens. You seem to be in your “blue” period.

    Ah, Baxter. How familiar your expression! We acknowledge you as “imperial”. Now, get off the printer.

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    • Thank you! At least there’s a little bit of pink in the Tranquil Garden blocks – I don’t think I could stand to be doing all this sewing without some pink!

      Your comment about Baxter made me laugh out loud – it just so exactly captured things!!

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    • Thank you!! I will keep growing them – but they may need a bit of a short hiatus when the next Inklingo collection is released because I know I will NOT be able to resist it. Not a hope.

      That printer may give off some heat, but it has to be uncomfortable because it’s also got a scanner and a feed for multiple pages and that feed system is on the top, so it’s not exactly like a smooth surface for him. We think he just likes it up there because he knows he’s not supposed to be there! LOL

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  5. I love seeing the rows coming together. That blue just glows. Both are going to be beautiful quilts.
    And glad to see the cartoon!
    Baxter is giving the “Imperial Cat Look”

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    • I so wanted to get those photos done because I loved how the two rows together for each look! Now I can’t wait to see how the third one will look when I get its first two rows done! It’s definitely the imperial look – as only a cat can manage!

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