Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Filling in the blanks
It probably isn't needed but I think the extra quilting adds a bit more balance,
The areas next to the border were a bit smaller than those along the sides so I modified the simple pattern to just a wee bit smaller ... template B.
It isn't taking long so maybe I can begin the outer sashing by tomorrow.
This busy print does not show the quilting well but I still think having those areas filled is more satisfying.
Today I had to go open them all again as it is a lovely sunny day.
Here in this picture, among the pink-headed knotweed, is a flower I found blooming at my last house.
The "lawn" was planted with "dragon's beard", not really a grass but a nice green-all-year ground cover that is popular in Tokyo gardens.
It spreads by roots or rhizomes and never needs cutting. Among that "grass" were a few flowers popping up. The leaves are the same size as the grass though they are bulbs and die back during the winter. There purplish-blue flowers are such pretty half-day wonders and the seeds I brought and planted have multiplied over the years.
Luckily, they don't all bloom at once so each morning different ones appear and we can enjoy them for a few weeks in spring.
I have not found this flower in any of my wildflower books, but even without a name, it is a pretty addition to the plants along the wall.
It seems there will be plenty of seeds to spread and I have a few ideas of where they might look good in the future.