Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Worms in the Garden


Who doesn't like worms in the garden?  They feed on litter and debris and convert it to a mucus-rich excrement loaded with nutrients and minerals that forms a foundation of quality soil.  All you have to do is feed them a little compost.  Now, doesn't that sound yummy?


My flower garden is growing by about a worm a week.  A single row of border hexagons is making its way around my garden.  I started by stitching down one hexagon at a time, but in no time that became very annoying. 

So, following the shape of my flowers, I stitch together six hexagons, before attaching them to my garden.  This way I have a longer run of continuous stitching and it works out to the equivalent of stitching one and a half flowers a week.

Flies, worms and flowers exceed me still.
~ Isaac Watts


Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen


29 comments:

Raewyn said...

O Karen, how perfect! Your worms look right at home there in your flower garden. The finished quilt is going to be gorgeous!!

Annette said...

Thanks for sharing your great idea...I am getting ready to attach my hexie flowers soon and I plan to remember this and use it.

Jeanette said...

How cute. Such a great idea. Happy Stitching,

Gail said...

Aren't you clever!? Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Melody said...

So cute. Your flower garden quilt will be lovely

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

So funny :-)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your worms are so cute.Thanks for the great Idea. I've been sewing long rows together and it's a confusions, sometimes I sew the hexagon sides the wrong way.Keep up the good work and show us your advances.

Cisca said...

What a good idea and they are worms I also dare to pick up! The Halloween stitchery is gorgeous, I love it!
Have a nice day, Cisca

Maria said...

Love your worm Karen. What a great idea may keeep it in mind WHEN I get to put my hexies together

Annemieke Price-Talen said...

Hope for you that the worm wil not eat your flowers (lol).

Gr Annemieke.

Val said...

The worm idea makes a lot of sense. Your flowers look lovely.

Stray Stitches said...

Darling worm and a great idea for doing a border. Thanks for all you do to keep us all together for One Flower Wednesday :)

Karen said...

An interesting concept to call those worms and they do look like worms....of a certain type.

Sheila said...

What a clever idea and your quilt is looking just gorgeous!

Sue said...

Your worm is cute! I like the idea of stitching rows over just one at a time too :)

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Cute Karen! I have had a busy summer and will get back into the flower garden hexie party this next week. I have missed all the sharing of everyones blooms!

Carolyn :)

Crispy said...

We get the fattest biggest worms without even trying and the Robins are so thankful LOL. Your worms look much nicer. It would get tedious to do one at a time!

Crispy

Natalie said...

The worm is a great idea! I'll have to remember that if I decide to put a row between my flowers.

Birdie said...

Too cute, great idea to sew your border that way.

Merilyn said...

Your hexies are looking gorgeous, great idea sewing the little 'worms' like that!!!

Funoldhag said...

Love your worms - they kind of look like night crawlers! Many a worm I have threaded on the hook when my dear old fellow and I went fishing! That really is a good idea to give you some steady stitching instead of so much start and stop! Have a great weekend. I did get my blog working, thank goodness! Carol

Satu said...

Nice idea... it makes me laughing:) I mean your worm is so fancy! And I'll remember your great tip for the bordering my flower garden with hexagons... some day;)

Paula said...

Cute little worm, what a clever idea to stitch the border hexagons like that, I will remember that when I start to do the border. Looking forward seeing the whole flower garden.

Marianne said...

I like your worms. I might add one or two to my quilt...maybe...we'll see.

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Carrie P. said...

Yes, worms are good even the fabric ones. lol Lovely!

Cottage Tails said...

ahhh what fun - I like the idea of making worms. Will be adding worms to my garden this way now too Love it!

Love Leanne

MulticoloredPieces said...

Lovely hexagons and lovely fabrics. Great idea for the "worms".
best, nadia

averyclaire.org said...

The worm is adorable...can't wait to see the whole quilt put together. Love all the handwork you are doing.

Hennie said...

Your garden is lovely.

Gr Hennie.