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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Fertilizing the Pecan Trees

Today I fertilized the two pecan trees in the west lawn. They are just about the only plant on the property that has not shown any green yet. A friend told me that they are the last to green up.

I have no idea what type of pecan they are. I fertilized with Nirto-Phos. 

Citrus & Pecan Tree Fertilizer 16-8-4

Citrus & Pecan Tree Fertilizer:

  • 16% nitrogen promotes vigorous growth.
  • 3% zinc and 1% iron for better nutrition and production.
  • ​16% sulfur has a soil acidifying effect. A slightly acid soil provides for the maximum availability of phosphorus needed for flower bud formulation and increased fruit and nut production.

NP-PC168-2020 LB.100/PALLET
6 12294 90003 6
NP-PCF-44 LB.6/CS6 12294 90029 6

Each tree is about 8 inches in diameter. I put 8 cups (8 pounds) of fertilizer around each tree. 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Another Scrap Quilt - Half Square Triangles

Using nothing but scraps and my AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter, I made this quilt with half square triangles. If you look at a log cabin block you see it has a light side and a dark side. 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Fractured Star Video Tutorial

I made this quilt in the summer of 2017. The pattern is Fractured Star by Quiltworx. It was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing. The quilt finishes 80″ x 80″.

This 6 lesson tutorial shows how to piece the entire top.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Scrap Garden Quilt Tutorial

 Here is the Scrap Garden quilt made entirely from scraps.

It looks complicated but it's really not. Only two blocks are used:

54-40 Or Fight - Make 32

Shoo Fly - Make 31

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Side Triangle and Corner Triangle Cutting Cart

Quilters use this triangle cutting chart when piecing a diagonal layout quilt. In a diagonal layout, blocks are placed on-point. The blocks are shown in white above. The corner triangles, shown in black, are in the corners. Side triangles, shown in gray, are along the edges.  

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