While the Orphanage Quilt is at the machine quilter, I've been working on the Quilt Math Quilt. I named it this because of the math struggles I had while putting the orphan blocks together. I measured incorrectly, forgot to add the 1/4 inch seam allowances into spacer blocks, and just made simple errors. I think I had to rip out the blocks three times! I just couldn't ignore the mismatched seams.
The past two weeks has been a race to see how much I could get done outside in the heat and humidity before our temperatures dropped 30 degrees and it began to rain. It was really dry here so the slow gentle rain has been welcome!
First some planting and then mulch happened to make ...
... my rain garden!
There is a swale in our back yard which drains standing water away when we receive large amounts of rain in too short of a period of time. We've landscaped it to make a rain garden. I've planted mostly native plants which can tolerate the standing water for a few days. There are still a few blank areas where I plan to transplant plants to in the spring.
After four days of cool cloudy weather, I'm ready for some sunshine! These pictures of my flowers were taken last week. Summer will soon be over and I'm not sure I'm ready for that.
Until next time, Mayleen