Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Going green

We are at peak "green" season here in the central valley.  June is always so pretty and fresh, the green vibrant.  Sometime towards the middle of this month the heat builds, the grass turns golden, the green gets heavy and darker looking.  Here in my yard the Crepe Myrtle trees are blooming and the lemons are popping out in little bouquets that look more like limes than lemons.  Also last year I had thrown the Halloween pumpkins into the compost pile and never gave them another thought.  Now there are two large vines growing in the corner of the garden.  I love it when that happens.

My stash quilt for June is made up of green log cabin blocks. I'm including a yellowish/gold calico center and sashing to represent the transition from green to gold here in California.  In addition to the ongoing drought and water rationing, we won't see any significant rainfall until the end of October.  Maybe.  So it's going to get very dry and un-green very quickly.
I decided to hand tie the blue May quilt, and cut some navy/white gingham on the bias for the binding. It's turned out to be the perfect "on the porch" project, where I can sit and admire the greenness.


  1. Lovely, as always. Those golden fields of (dead,dying?) late summer grass always look so pretty to me. Irony.

    The tied quilt looks so snuggly. My ties always come loose pretty much immediately. What's your secret?

  2. I recently discovered your blog and I love it! I think we are at the same juncture in our lives. I'm occupying my days with crocheting and quilting as my own nest empties. It's always nice to connect with others who share those interests. All the best from NYS!

  3. Again with the gorgeous header! So pretty as are the blocks

  4. I am loving all the green. Hugs,


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