Weed Whacker

Have you tried the pattern Weed Whacker by Bonnie Hunter? I love how this pattern comes together and it's a great way to use up scraps. I can call most of these greens gone from my stash! This was started (ahem...) several years ago at a get-away taught by Tina over at Seaside Stitches. Hers was done up in beautiful multi-colored scraps, but I went for a similar-colored look. Today I pieced the back and pin basted so I can get quilting. Gotta love crawling all over the floor and in the humidity, the quilt top was sticking to me knees and lifting every time I moved.

The bonus pieces cut off each little group were used to make the pieced border. Scrap quilts always tell a story - there are pieces of my mother's fabric, some from a friend, pieces left from quilts I've given others. It's always fun to just look at the bits.

I moved all the furniture in my dining room as this quilt is HUGE. My dog zonked out in the heat and humidity and didn't make a move to walk on the quilt. The cat, however, has a mind of her own, but gracefully skirted the quilt edges.

And a bonus picture. My youngest son is working at the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly (just ranked #5 in the US for inns and lodges) and part of his job is taking people out on a salt pond and showing them how to dig clams. He brought me these beautiful quahogs (an Indian word for hardshell clam) for an appetizer last night. They look tiny, but they are all legal! The sugar package and mess is from chocolate frosting he was making for a cake. He's quite the chef.

Happy 4th of July tomorrow!


  1. Erin -

    Love the quilt; I am guessing it will be done in PLENTY of time for the Stitching Stars Quilt Show!

    Happy 4th!

  2. The quilt looks great! I love the tight palette and the borders are perfect.
    What a fun summer job for G with perks for you!


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