Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WIP Wed: Molecule quilt back (and the garden)

This week, I decided to get the back all done on my molecule quilt.  Here's the front again:

Here's the just-finished back:

It's not real pretty, but it's done, and I was able to use all fabric that was used in the front, so I didn't have to buy any additional fabric (yea!).

I was hoping to get some more Kindle covers made for my Etsy store, but ran out of the interfacing I use, and the store in town was out.  The next closest store that carries it is over an hour away, but I finally was able to make it over there (combined with other errands) to buy more.  Maybe this week?

Of course the garden is growing.  Check out this tomato plant!!  Amazing!

Besides okra, onions and garlic are all time vegetable garden favorites of mine.  I like them all, but one of the best things about onions, garlic, (as well as potatoes too) at least here in Oregon, is that they can stay in the ground pretty much until you need them (or until hard freezes start).  They store well, once they're dug up too.  Along with winter squash, I can't think of much else that keeps as well without any refrigeration or preservation.  The flavor they add to dishes is wonderful.  That said, it's not surprising that they're found in so many cuisines from around the world.  And at least here, onions, garlic and squash are incredibly easy to grow, nutritious, and attract few pests!  We tried dried beans one year, and ended up with a bug infestation in the pantry that was quite ugly, not to mention the work and food thrown away :-O. Never store home-grown dried beans in open containers in the pantry!!  We applied that lesson, learned long ago, to even our onions, garlic and squash... they stay out in our garage until we need them!

As usual, I'm linking up to Lee's Freshly Pieced blog's WIP Wed.  Come join us there, and tell us what you're working on!  I'd love to hear how your garden is growing too, or what you'll be growing next year!!


Kathy said...

Love the molecule quilt idea! That's extremely creative! And your garden is looking great - our tomatoes aren't anywhere near that big. Our herbs and beets are doing well.

Ella said...

THAT MOLECULE QUILT ROCKS....seriously. My man isn't so into the quilting and he proclaimed its awesomeness.

Beth said...

The garden is looking delicious. Can't wait to see the quilt sandwiched and quilted... maybe in the winter?

H2Ogirl said...

Seriously I can not believe that your tomatoes are so much farther along than mine! I need some lessons! Love your chemistry quilt my dear!

Melinda said...

Your molecule quilt is just so cool and original. What a great idea!