I found some Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley on sale and obviously had to buy enough for a backing. It is sooo pretty in person. I almost like the back more than the front. I also just did basic straight line quilting with half inch spacing. I loooove the look, but I will probably space the lines out a little more next time for my own sanity.
I planted my porch garden last weekend. Once my plants start to come up and look super awesome, I will document the progress. I have grape tomatoes, regular tomatoes, sweet peppers, zucchini, and pole beans. It was rather a unique experience to get my 18 inch terra cotta pots and 6 bags of soil up to my apartment on the second floor and out on to the porch without any man help. Can you say self sufficient? Woo hoo!
Also, for those of you doing the Retro Flowers Quilt Along, Bianca's post came out yesterday about piecing your block. It is fabulous! Make sure to check out her awesome tips! Next week, don't forget to pop by for my post on piecing your quilt!