The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day Off in the Garden

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day Off in the Garden

I took the day off and Josh and I went to get the plants we needed to finish our garden patio project. I got a few plants in the ground and pulled a wheelbarrow full of weeds, and I think it's all looking pretty good now:

James is now my resident picture and video helper. He always wants to have his picture taken and insisted in being in these shots of the patio!

I happily admit to being a rather haphazard gardener. When I feel like it, my gardens look good, when I don't feel like it, it's up to them to do the job! I'm just not all that fussed about it looking perfect all the time, so there's always a lot of weeds mixed in the good stuff.

But now with this castle wall and patio, most of the weeds won't show!

My favorite part is the planter we've set in this weird area where the patio met up with the sidewalk. Here I've planted coleus and sweet potato vines that should grow beautifully and fill in by the end of the summer, then we'll switch out to a rosemary tree and pansies through the winter.

Can you believe that I managed to lay this entire patio without cutting a single brick?! I didn't want to mess with cutting anything and it worked out perfectly.

It's been a great day off working in the garden and getting this project done. That's one thing off my list at least, so now it's time to tackle the quilts in the studio next!

Let's go quilt,



  1. looks great....those colours always go well together in a planter...gardening is a full time job....if you get a chance; have a look at a few of mine on my's a slide show on the blog....they keep me busy as can be...and the lawns; too big. But I love them.....

  2. It looks fabulous. We need to do that at our house. I should have been working outdoors on these cooler days! :-)

  3. Very nice!! You've created a gorgeous area.

  4. love the various shades of green and deep purple in your plants. and your son adds the perfect touch to each pic.
    and your patio looks like quilt pieces -- how appropriate!

  5. Wow! Looks great. I've been obsessed with my garden lately (boy did it need it). Now to apply all this energy into quilting. Pat. P. S. Love your blog.


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