Sunday, November 26, 2006

More Blocks and Comments

First some comments on yesterday's post. Sorry Paula and anyone else I grossed out with the pic of my finger with the fire ant stings. I'm a retired health occupation teacher and
look at such things differently. I thought people who had never seen how the stings look would be interested. Thanks Cheri from southern Texas for the info on how to get rid of the ants. I was unable to e-mail you to say this. Guess what Finn, the Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas says there are some benefits to having fire ants. "Fire ants have been shown to decrease some pest insect numbers. Cotton growers in Texas and sugarcane growers in Louisiana appreciate the predatory nature of the ant. Also, tick presence may be decreased in pastures infested with fire ants."

I worked a little more on my brown and green quilt. I sewed some blocks together to make 24 inch blocks and made some more. First two pics are 12 inches. Last one is 15 inches from brown point to point. Is it a star or blocks? Don't know if I will use it in my quilt as it is so big and I don't know how to make it square. This is my first try at Y seams and they weren't as bad as I thought they would be. As of now, I'm aiming for 48 x 72". Posted by Picasa


dot said...

The fire ants picture is interesting. We lived in the south for about 2 years and I remember those pests greatly. At one time they even moved their colony inside the house. The dog and my son could not seem to keep themselves out of the nests. Hope you are feeling better. Your brown and green quilt is coming along nicely.

Dawn said...

Oh the brown and green quilt is looking great! I love those blocks!

Anonymous said...

Didn't gross me out but then I'm a nurse and have also gotten nailed by those awful little things. I don't spend a whole lot of time outdoors but they still managed to get me even though I know to avoid their obvious presence.

Interesting blocks you have been showing, Katie.

Tropical Screamer said...

Love the colors in your quilt Katie.

I found the pics very interesting although I'm sorry you got stung.

I'm hoping that your hands are feeling better today.


Anonymous said...

your browns and greens always look so calming... Brown isn't a colour I temd to keep around, but I can see its appeal looking at your work :-)

Finn said...

Hi Katie, hope the fingers are feeling some better. I had to chuckle at the idea that those little "nippers" could be beneficial, but I guess everything in creation has it purpose.

The new blocks are really great! Such nice neat joins. Good job on the Y seams.
It's raining here tonight as I write this, but is still in the mid 40's. Pretty strange for the latter part of Nov. Enjoy your warm..*VBS* Hugs, Finn

Libby said...

No gross out here -- just hope the bites/stings are healing. I think I mastered the y-seam this summer. I have learned not to believe that things are hard -- just take it step by step. The process may be slow, but that doesn't make it hard.

Anonymous said...

I just love your brown fabrics!

Fiona said...

I am jealous - the y seams look perfect - can't believe it was your first try.