Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jewel Box and Tomatoes

Well, I have been quilting, and here's the evidence, one ninth of my jewel box quilt. All the half square triangles are done, all the 4 patch squares are done, all that's left is to combine them together into blocks and put it together. This is my absolute favorite part of quilting, assembling the blocks, then sewing the blocks into a quilt top.


Here's a link to what the whole quilt top will look like, my original EQ design.

And of course, what would a June blog post be without a tomato update? Here's three of my Goliath tomatoes, not near getting red yet, just getting bigger and bigger:


All sizes still popping up and growing on my Cherry tomato bush. The number of growing tomatoes on the bush is holding at about 50, because I keep picking the orangish ones:


And last, the fruits of my labors, the ones that were ripe enough to pick. They're all sizes, and so sweet and juicy. If you break it down, I've picked about ten little cherry tomatoes ... and way back at the end of April, I paid around $30 for the dirt, pots, fertilizer, three plants, and tomato cages. I try not to think about the fact that those tomatoes have cost $3 each so far... :D

11 comments:

Passionate Quilter said...

yum! I LOVE fresh garden tomatoes and unfortunately we live just enough in the woods to not get enough sun. We've tried. :( So--send all your extras to me!! LOL Don't I wish!
ps...love your jewel quilt!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

My Early Girls don't even have so much as a flower yet this year, sigh... too cold where we live for decent tomatoes. Sure is fun seeing yours grow, at least! And me, my favorite part of quilting is making the blocks! Your JB is looking good.

Cheers!
Evelyn

mamaspark said...

You quilt is going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see more of it!! Stitch faster, LOL!!

Sweet P said...

Your Jewel Box is great! The tomatoes look yummy!

Myra said...

Your Jewel Box is going to look great! Looking good so far!!!
Mmmmm fresh, home grown tomatoes. Yum!

Helen in the UK said...

I was loving your jewel box progress and the way you've done the border. Then, I clicked to see the EQ design - WOW and double WOW!!!! This is going to be such a stunner!!!! I can't wait to see how it turns out in fabric :)

Kucki68 said...

I love the Jewel Box Pattern, have one going as leader-ender just now. Yours turned out very nice!

Candace said...

Your jewel box looks beautiful, and the EQ rendition looks awesome, I'll bet you are enjoying working on it. Your tomatoes look delicious, nothing in the stores like fresh from your own garden tomatoes.

julieQ said...

I come here for my tomato updates! Especially with the current tomato scare in the stores. Your look scrumptious!

Quilts And Pieces said...

There is nothing better than tomatoes from the garden!

Lindsay Jean said...

I love our EQ pattern for that Jewel Box quilt. I don't use my EQ6 enough, but looking at your beautiful quilts and patterns might just get me to!

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