WIP Wednesday – Black and White Quilt Update

This past week has been very busy, but I’ve managed to get quite a bit of work done on my black and white zig zag quilt.


Now I just have to sew the rows together, quilt, and bind it. I’m brainstorming what kind of quilting to do with it.  I feel like I always do stippling or straight line quilting and I want to try to stretch myself a little and do something different. I was thinking possibly doing straight line quilting on the actual patterned zig zags and then some sort of free motion quilting in the white space, perhaps something swirly that breaks up the geometric pattern of the zig zags.  Any suggestions out there?

I’m hoping to finish this quilt this weekend but if I’m realistic, I know that’s not going to happen.  I’ve got a couple of busy days of work ahead of me and Saturday is going to be a full day of spring actvivities! We’re going to build some raised beds for our vegetable garden. The first plant that’s going in are my peas. My tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and herbs are all growing happily inside under flouresent lights until it’s warm enough to transplant them outside in a few weeks.  Can’t wait for the spring to finally get here!

Linking up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  Let me know if you’re visiting from there; I would love to hear from you!



Spring is Coming!

It is almost March and that means spring is coming soon! This weekend I started a few plants inside – two types of peppers (hot and bell), brussels sprouts, broccoli, some different herbs, and a few types of flowers. This is the first time I’ve attempted flowers from seed so we will see how it goes! We’re planning to expand our front garden quite a bit this spring so I’m hoping we can save a bit of money by starting flowers from seed instead of buying the plant since that gets pretty pricey for a large area.

I use these little greenhouses to start my seeds. They’re perfect for little seedlings – I transplant them to larger degradable pots when the roots start creeping out the bottom of the pellets.

Anxiously awaiting my little plants to start sprouting!