Saturday, April 29, 2017

Freefall Quilt Along Progress

Progression of the Fall

I feel like I might have some demerits for being neglectful in my posts this past week, but it's spring, and we are busy, busy, busy! I kept telling myself I would jump in here 'tomorrow', but everyday has been packed full. You won't even be surprised to hear I lost my camera along the way, and the best I could muster were pictures from my phone. I'm sure that's happened to you, too.

You can see the progress of my Freefall sewing, and I'm feeling good about my decision to use very diverse fabrics in this project. I think it's going to be an interesting piece when it's all together. And while my fingers have been sewing a fall themed project, my garden has been bursting into spring. I almost gush when I see the first tree peony bloom each year! You have to walk through each day because some only last a day or so. These are 6"-7" blooms.

I was shocked to see Lily of the Valley had found its way into my peony bed. It's quite poisonous, and will not be staying with the Doxies around.

I saved the best for last. As I was mowing down the hill and spotted these two morels, I nearly wrecked to avoid mowing over them! There are long skid marks in the grass, but these came home with me to be fried up and shared. The season hasn't been a really good one so far, but we have a few weeks left. I hope we stumble onto a few more before they're done popping.

I hope you're enjoying the change of seasons whether it's spring or fall where you hail from. May is my goal for working toward better balance in my life, and I have some things to share both quilting and non-quilting alike. Enjoy!

Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.

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Linda Swanekamp said...

I have the exact tree peony color and a pink one. They have buds, but it will be a few more weeks before they open in Buffalo. I always pray when they open we don't have rainstorm on that day so they will be ruined instantly. Last year, we had above average temps and they fried upon opening. Such a fabulous, extravagant flower.

Sharon - IN said...

I didn't know that about Lily of the Valley - which is my favorite Spring flower! I guess our cats have never gotten into them. The flower smells so sweet, I love picking them and displaying them in the kitchen for their sweet scent.

Stitchin At Home said...

I too love the scent of lily of valleys, my tree peony is only just starting to get leaves awhile yet before I get to enjoy the blooms.

Barb Neiwert said...

Too funny about the Morels! But they are worth their weight in gold, so good thing you got the mower stopped just then - enjoy! Love your Freefall blocks, too!

Kate said...

Freefall is coming along beautifully. I really like the diversity of prints you are using.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Quilt coming along well . Love the peony , we left one in our last garden , sob ! Edible mushrooms - I'd be scared to eat any I found!

Sandra Walker said...

MacGyver and I were JUST talking about wild mushroom spots yesterday on our walk with the dogs on the Greenway!!! Out West in Alberta, the Ukrainian babas had their staked picking areas deep in the woods and the locations were kept secret so others wouldn't take them! I have always found that SO curious and delightful. These look like a pixie lived under them. :-) Love your Freefall, LOVE the feeling it evokes. I've said it before but that rich orange and those fab AGF fabrics, yum. Beautiful tree peony, must investigate one for here. I had fabulous bush peonies in Alberta, none here. Yet.