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Quilting Raining Cats and Dogs 4/26/2016

Quilting Raining Cats and Dogs

Happy Tuesday!  I started quilting Raining Cats and Dogs.  And in the process, I found PUCKERS in my batting.  Puckers!  🙁  I found 2 very bad spots.  The first pucker I found was in the middle lower part and it was REAL bad.  I couldn’t leave it in.  I figured I could still quilt the top half and then unbaste the lower half and smooth the pucker.  But then I found a small pucker at the very top of the quilt.  I was so frustrated last night and then CP3 got injured and my Clippers lost.  It was a bad night. 🙁  So very sad.  I’d already quilted the top border and other parts but I hadn’t yet quilted all 4 borders so I picked out the basting for the top row of the quilt and then smoothed out the pucker and pinned.  I’ll machine quilt all the straight lines with my walking foot.  Then I”ll undo the 2nd row, smooth out the pucker that starts in the middle lower part of the 2nd row, pin and quilt.  I believe I didn’t smooth out the batting very good when I loaded everything onto the frame to baste this.  I guess I was rushing to get it done.  In the meantime, here’s the status of my garden:


Strawberries are doing well.  I thought I took a better picture but I didn’t.  I was able to harvest 1 little sweet strawberry from above.  I shared it with the hubby.


I’ll probably be able to harvest another one today.  🙂  It wasn’t very hot yesterday but I’m finding I have to water every day.

img_0156We planted onions last week.

milk thistle

milk thistle

The Milk Thistle is growing well.  They look pretty weird.  Can you see the middle leaves.  They are kind of pokey and rough looking.

img_0155The basil is not doing well.  I guess the 2 days in the 90’s a week or so ago really killed off the little seedlings except the one growing above.  I’m going to plant more seedlings when I get a chance.


Our tomatoes are looking good.  It gets dry fast so I have to keep watching and watering it every day to make sure its getting enough water.  I can’t wait to have my own garden grown tomatoes again.  I forgot to take pictures of the potatoes but it’s overrun.  I need to split them up.   I hope to get to that sometime in the next week.

In the meantime, I’ll be quilting and unbasting. 🙂

Linking with   and Scraptastic Tuesday and Fresh Poppy Design




8 responses »

  1. What a neat little garden! Sometimes we all seem to have a time when our quilting just doesn’t seem to come together right. Taking a little break and looking at it in a new light can help. Hope you get the wrinkles out okay!

  2. Best of luck with your quilting. I thought you had a midarm quilter with frame, no wonder I’ve been confused! Your garden looks good. I don’t do seedlings for basil, just buy a whole plant and plop it in the window box. Never have a problem then. I like lime basil a lot!

    • Thanks Susan! I think I’m making life harder on myself. But my quilting on the midarm is not the best and I wanted to have better quilting on Raining Cats and Dogs than what I can do on my midarm. 🙁

  3. How frustrating for you! We all have days like that darn it! Your garden is looking great! I love my little garden too! Hope your quilting time goes much better the rest of the week…

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