Some of This; Some of That

Destashing:  One back for isolette top, 2 RSC challenge blocks, 11 blocks to finish other baby quilt top = 1.3 yds out - giving me  53.38 yds YTD out of my stash.  I'm linking to quiltpaintcreate's Sunday Stash.  I'll be linking to a few other parties. See my tab under the header. Click on more. 

Here are the RSC blocks (my BOMs Away for this week:

These are blocks Pat Sloan is sharing for her Summer Solstice she is sharing at I Love to Make Quilts site.  They're to the quilt top stage already - I'm behind.

Here is view from my front door to my DH's planting in the front of the house. Lol, we don't have grass.
The tall plant with the poofy flower heads is an Alluaudia procera from Madagascar. In fact several of the plantings there are from that country. People stop to take photos.  The one behind it is a Canary Island palm in our across the street neighbor's front yard. It got a recent hair cut. Personally, I'd have left all the leaves to give shade for this already hot summer. The three Washingtonia palms are also in their yard.  They must be near 100 ft. tall.

I hope you are having a nice quilty day with some slow stitching. I've prepped some more Bliss hexies to sew while I watch Father Brown tonight.  Blessings.


Oh my, your gardens are beautiful! So different than anything that grows at my house. Thanks for sharing your lovely blocks (and gardens) with Oh Scrap!
Very cheerful blocks. Love the garden, very different from here in the Midwest.
Quiltin Jenny said…
Amazing garden! It looks like something Dr. Seuss would dream up!

Love your blocks. They are so happy looking. Remember, making progress is what counts!
Libby in TN said…
I had a Madagascar palm as a house plant for several years. It was more like a spiney cactus with a topknot of leaves.
Clare M said…
Love your front garden Angie, especially the poofy flowers. Such lovely sunny blocks too. Good weeks work.
Chantal L. said…
Love your yellow blocks. Your garden is amazing. We have nothing like that in Canada. lol. The Madagascar palm is so interesting and awesome. Enjoy the garden. ;^)
margaret said…
good to see the solstice blocks, all mine made with scrps but cannot decide what to do but do not think I will use the large ones have made the 12" versions to replace them
Quilter Kathy said…
I just looked it up and we have Father Brown on Netflix... will give it a try.
Hope you enjoyed some slow stitching in your marvellous garden!
June D said…
Fun looking blocks - yellow is my favorite! Pat's directions and projects are always so nice.
It was fun to see your window view with the cactus! We have native CA plant in our yard. Nice to have coffee and look out and see the butterflies, birds and lizards! Have fun! Thanks for sharing.
desertskyquilts said…
Nice total out! Thanks for pictures of cactus and palm trees - that's like manna to me in soggy Tennessee. =)