Friday, June 26, 2009

Tomatoes

Has anyone used one of these hanging tomatoe gadgets? I'm not a gardener at all but I wanted some home grown tomatoes this year so I went to Home Depot a few weeks ago and got this. The plant has gotten huge since I put it in but no buds yet. I think it might be because I bought Jersey tomatoe plants, which I think don't really start till August but I'm hoping I get something.....

Another challenge top finished too. Back in April I think one of the bloggers did a stimulus where she quilted any top for $25 plus shipping and handling. It really got me to moving along on this top because I wanted to bind it and have it ready when the addition was done. I'd like to give the builder and his wife just a little thank you gift. I got the binding on in 2 nights in front of the tv...which if anyone knows me, knows this is lightening speed. I hate doing the binding and label but when under the gun, I git er done! The top is made up of all 6.5 inch sampler blocks that I had laying around the house. The background is all Kona white. I had a ton of strips cut from another project so the piano key border worked out wonderful on it.
I'm thrilled to have it done early so I don't have to scurry around either next week or the week after.

6 comments:

Pat said...

What a wonderful gift for them! It looks very nice.

Barbara said...

Beautiful quilt, Peggy. I'm sure your builder is not accustomed to such wonderful thank you gifts.

Barbara said...

Is this the hanging upside down tomato plant system we've seen on infomercials?

Barb said...

Love the quilt...

don't like tomatoes....but my mother has one of those plants...don't know if it has budded yet?

Angela said...

Great job. I saw one of my blocks in there. Wish I had known about that quilting deal. I have a couple small ones that need quilted.

Robin said...

Good luck with your tomatoes Peg! I hear those planters work great!! I'll make a gardener outta you yet! LOL just don't break a nail on your plants ;) LOL