Flower Patch SAL Blocks 14 & 15

We're almost done with this one! The final block pattern releases today. I can't wait to get this project wrapped up. I ordered some fabric online for the backing. I really hope it matches or at least kind of matches. Especially since I ordered like eight yards. 😆 I'm planning to add a few small borders and I should have plenty of fabric left for binding too. This picture shows blocks 13, 14, and 15. You can look back a few posts to see the top three rows.

I've been making progress on other projects too. I ordered two different fabrics as possible borders for my art quilt. One is way, way, way off. Here is the other, along with the dark green I want to use as a skinny border. I think the fabric is beautiful, but maybe not the best choice for the border. There's not enough contrast between the skinny inner border and the outer border and the outer border isn't really the right color.

I'll save discussing this one until next week, but here is what my design wall looks like right now. ‼️

I've been making some pretty good progress with the quilts too. I've finally neared the end of all the binding, which is a huge relief! That was a pretty intense stretch of binding I had.

Here's my round up of last week's quilts.

First, Elle's t-shirt quilt. One of the most fun things I've done in quite a while. (Read last week's post for more info.) Quilted with one of my all-time favorites, Diagonal Plaid.

Next is a comfort quilt Toni made. She requested ribbons and I found a design in my iQ that fit the bill. 

Next up was another of Ann's quilts, quilted with Circle Drama.

Then Ann's Macaron Mystery, which is amazing. She chose Hooked Up and it was totally worth the seven-hour stitching time.

Ann's Rhododendron Trail, quilted with Echo Blossoms. This inspired me to take another look at my abandoned-after-two-clues version. If I finish my own, I will go with an alternate layout, but it's nice to see a finished one in person.

Lyn's Succulent Garden quilt, quilted with Sugar & Spice.

And another of Lyn's, quilted with Graceful Vine. I'm so lucky to have such lovely quilts to work with all the time. 

I'm feeling pretty good about getting seven quilts done. I think I need to insert a quilt or two of my own into my schedule soon. We're most of the way through my small guild UFO challenge and I've only finished five things. Last time we did a challenge I think I finished 20 or more. Of course, I was not working full time then either.

Our carpet re-do is scheduled for the beginning of next week, so I'll be enjoying some guilt-free time off. 

Maybe I can get some yard work done. We need to weed again. The 🤬 spearmint is sprouting again. I took some photos around my yard yesterday afternoon. First, we have a lot of walnut trees and the squirrels are so great about leaving walnuts everywhere we don't want them, particularly right up against the foundation, where they always grow. Here's one I can see out my sewing room window.

We've found them wedged between tree trunks and the deer guards around the trunks. We found several in old bird nests, including this nest that fell sideways in a storm a year or so ago. It's sort of like going on an Easter egg hunt. You just never know where you'll find one.

We have lots of cute violets growing in the yard. I wish they'd grow in the garden instead. 

The redbuds are just starting to blossom, as are my pear trees (fruit, not Bradford). 

We've had so much rain lately, but the temps have been all over the place. The last two nights we've had freeze warnings. Needless to say, while things are greening up, nothing has come up in the veggie garden yet. I planted peas and lettuce in this tank.

My lettuce indoors is just about ready to harvest again. Amazing!
Until next week--

Photo courtesy of my son.

Linking with For the Love of Geese and My Quilt Infatuation.


  1. Hi,
    Beautiful quilts....thanks for sharing them. We've been having
    up and down temps and lots of rain. Have a great day!

  2. I'm looking forward to the Flower Patch sewalong being finished also. You've quilted some lovely quilts, happy spring and happy stitching!

  3. Binding is my least favorite thing next to cutting fabric. You are an expert now. Your blocks look great, I know you are ready to be finished with Flower Patch. I had my on the frame then decided to wait. Not sure if I will add an additional border. Thank you for sewing along and linking up to Put your foot down.