No-Sew Mosaic Quilt

No-Sew Mosaic Quilting Idea

No-Sew Mosaic Quilt
No-Sew Mosaic Quilt by Blue Desert Roses

I am loving this beautiful quilted work submitted to me via About.com by Blue Desert Roses, for not only the patriotic theme (my mind is already lingering somewhere around Memorial Day), but also for the beautiful mosaic pieces. The tiny bits of fabric were actually placed with Steam a Seam, eliminating a good deal of time and work.

No-Sew Quilt
Steam-a-Seam available at Amazon.com

What a great idea, I can’t wait to apply this method to make some tropical mosaic bags for the summer. I can just see a lot of fish and octopi assembled in Caribbean tones.

Get more tips from Blue Desert Roses on creating these mosaic hangings, and see her other work on Artfire. I’m going to get started on my beach bags… what would you make with this mosaic method?

No-Sew Mosaic Quilt
No-Sew Mosaic Quilt by Blue Desert Roses
Recycled Plastic Garden Tags

Recycled Plastic Garden Markers

Recycled Plastic Garden Markers
Make recycled plastic garden tags for free.

I used paper markers for my seedlings, which was a bad idea. My peat pot tray had assessed the situation as an opportunity to grow mold. The paper markers were all fuzzy and gross:

Recycled Plastic Garden MarkersEwww. So, that can’t be good for my seedlings, right? Probably not.

Recycled Plastic Garden Markers
This is when paper fails.

So I needed to replace these markers, and quick.

Also, I didn’t want to make a trip to the garden center to get new markers, so I devised a way to make recycled plastic garden markers out of an ice cream lid.
Recycled Plastic Garden Markers
Clipped plastic garden tags ready for planting.