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TWO Rainy Days!

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Turkey Tracks: June 10, 2022

TWO Rainy Days!

Today, Friday, is bright and sunny after the past two rainy days.

And I’ll be walking with friend Jan Corson at 9:30. My legs are ready for a workout after treating myself to two days of enjoying the quiet peace of a good rainy day that allows lots of sewing.

In between some of the rain bands I replenished the inside flowers I’ve been cobbling together in the past few weeks—as the garden is not in full bloom yet. And yes, I got a bit sidetracked with pulling weeds as they practically jumped into my hands from the rain-soaked soil.

The orange rose is from the new landscape rose bush I planted a few weeks back. I LOVE the salmon color of it. And if it does well over the winter, I’ll plant a few more in garden holes around the house. These landscape roses are sturdy and colorful all summer.

The Bear Paw quilt top is growing on the design wall—it’s being made from the last of the 3-inch Cotton+Steel strips I cut for the Churn Dash quilt tops. Each block will be separated by cream 2-inch strips and attendant cornerstones. I have not decided about the edges yet—if I take the 2-inch strips around the edge it will be because I have enough of that fabric.

I’m thinking 4 rows, which will make a top that is about 65 inches—a good lap size for a little boy.

And for the second little boy, I’m playing with the rest of the 3-inch strips and the half-square triangles I’ve made to get variety for the Bear Paw block. Maybe a star block for a quilt I can call ”Wyoming Stars”?

One could also use more half-square triangles in that large center. I’d keep the 4 corners in solids though.

Or…make the square in the middle solid…

The playing continues…

Written by louisaenright

June 10, 2022 at 8:27 am

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  1. Hi, Louisa. Why is that beautiful salmon rose called a “landscape rose”? –Peggy

    margaretyocom

    June 13, 2022 at 11:39 am

    • https://www.jacksonandperkins.com/ultimate-guide-rose-types/a/types-of-roses/
      Good question. Scroll down to “groundcover roses” in the Jackson Perkins link—which also are known as “landscape roses.” Decades ago, these roses only came in white, pink, or red. They are used in masses in landscapes—and you’ve seen them used that way—especially in urban commercial places. They can sprawl a bit, but only get about 3 feet high. I’m not sure yet how “sprawly” my new rose is. These roses are very hardy and don’t need the care that heritage et al roses need.

      louisaenright

      June 14, 2022 at 9:08 am


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