Robert came over to my work table and said, "I wish it was that easy!"
Shaping and planting the garden beds in late spring is a ton of work. But for me...I get to do it with velvet, silk, ribbon, and thread. Ha!
I've gotten four beds "planted" and want to show you how that went.
Next came the onions. When working on this tiny scale, the nature of the supplies one chooses is critical. Susan Elliott is a master in this regard and quite inspiring!
So for the onions, a hand-dyed gimp seemed just perfect.
The next bed over is for salad greens. 4mm and 7mm silk ribbon was a natural choice here, but the colors were a tad flat. So after my stitching was done, I touched up the ribbon--in place--with a fabric marker.
The fourth bed is for squash. This was a little more involved, but tons of fun.
A toothpick and fabric glue stick was just the way to go.
So here is the vegetable garden so far...
Here is the quilt as of this morning.
But for now I have to lay it aside, as I have an exciting new assignment that is going to occupy my time for the next month or so, and alas, I can't show or tell about it quite yet. But I will be so excited to share my news in May!
****Remember to enter YOUR quilt for the "Twenty" fundraising contest for the Quilt Alliance. Guidelines are here. Be sure and check out the amazing prizes and sponsors! The quilts will be exhibited all over the country this summer before they are auctioned in the fall on eBay.****