Friday, June 8, 2012

36-block reaches a flimsy

Borders were added to the 36-block center.  It's one of my smaller finishes, measuring 66" square, but I think I'm saying it officially has reached flimsy stage.  I could add more borders;  another light, and then a brown corresponding fabric of which I have some yardage.  **shrug**  But I'd rather just be finished with it.


Yesterday afternoon, I gave my houseplants some annual TLC.  As usual, I didn't think to take a before picture, but considering this plant...

and these plantings..... 

and the planters in the background, plus one more BIG pot were all thinned out from my main Jade planter... 

I'm sure you can imagine how crowded my poor Jade plant(s) was(were) in this planter.
The original plant was given to me from my MIL back when Paul and I moved into our first apartment, so it's going on 14 years old.  When first received, it wasn't much bigger than one of those smaller versions from my transplant clippings.  Jade plants are SO easy to take care of, and don't take much effort to regrow from fallen leaves.

4 comments:

soscrappy said...

Glad you got those 36 patches finished off. They look so cute in the setting you chose. Extra borders would be cure too, butvsonetimes it is est to just call it done. Looks like the farm is keeping you pretty busy these days too. Enjoy your harvest!

Candace said...

I've never kept a plant alive that long with my brown thumbs. Your 36 patch looks great, a really different setting, I love how it looks.

Linda said...

I love the 36 block setting. It looks great! I can't wait to see it quilted. I try really hard with plants and sometimes they do ok and other times not so good. I just don't enjoy messing around with plants like I do sewing and I think they know it!

Stephanie J said...

Hello fellow Wisconsinite and blogger here. I just wanted to say that I love the colors in your 36 block set. I just started learning to sew this year. I can't wait to start my first real quilt like that. So far I have just dipped my toes in some simple stuff to learn the basics and such.