Hi-diddly-o! Quilting Friends! Do you ever find fabric in your stash that you don't remember buying? Sounds crazy right? Well I found this cute little bundle of Sugar Sack 2 by Whistlers Studio hiding deep in my stash early this morning. I don't know when or where it was purchased but I'm so glad I found it. Now what will I make? That's another mystery!
The plan to have these Hunkering Down blocks on the wall by bedtime last night didn't happen. I was close to my goal. About another 30-60 minutes sewing should do the trick.
I'm speed piecing these blocks using the webbing technique. If you don't know how to web piece a block you can read more about it here. It's a great way to save time and match up the seams without pinning.
Before finishing the blocks this morning I decided to take a little walk outside while it's still cool. And look what's blooming...Peonies! Such a beautiful flower. It's too bad that these can't be cut and brought inside. I made that mistake in my youth. Little did I know they are full of ants! This flower can not bloom without them. The little ants help pull open the petals and keep the flower clean. You can't see them in the picture below but trust me they are there.
In the same flower bed is this Iris. I call it "Toilet Water Iris" because it is the ugliest color of flower I've ever seen. The picture makes it look better than it is in real life. It has a muddy water color to the petals and the yellow isn't quite that yellow. Maybe I should add something to the soil to make them change colors like with Hydrangeas. Do any of you know if an Iris's color can be altered?