Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day one hundred and ninety-three of that project.
This little square reminds me of the planters that were in front of my shop when I bought it 5 1/2 years ago. They were big square things that were waist high and about 24″ square.
I thought a lot about how to dress them up a little for a couple of years until I could do something new.
About that time I took some snow fence down at the farm. As I was standing over the fence trying to decide how to dispose of it, inspiration struck.
I unwound the wire that held the snow fence together. It looked rustic, with some of the original red color in spots.
I set up the radial arm saw and cut all the thin pieces to length. It took A LOT more pieces than I thought.
So armed with some construction adhesive, screws and a drill I set to work covering the planters. I was pretty happy with the results. They looked cut and cost practically nothing.
Flowers grew out of them for a couple of years and they were beautiful.
Now I have big white planters with bright colored polka dots on them!
A wow moment the first time you see them.