Friday, July 7, 2017
As you can see I've been piecing away the hot days.
I actually made TWELVE houses this month. I just couldn't stop. Maybe this is getting out of control.
Okay, one last block.
Pat Sloan's Children's Library Quilt. (If you scroll down after you click the link, you can get to the earlier blocks.) I changed the block slightly, by replacing the center 4 patch with a 4.5 in. square.
What should be at the center of any children's library? Children! My center square is a print with lots of cute kids.
Also, this happened.
Summer is so delicious.
Time for a glass of iced tea and a good book.
Have a wonderful week!
I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts (check it out, she has a scrap give-away this week!) and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.
Friday, June 23, 2017
As I was picking and enjoying the snick of pulling a ripe strawberry from the vine, there were lots of other sounds around me. Children's voices were my favorite. One little girl seemed very concerned about the dirt, and reminded her mother to wash the berries when they got home. Another announced "It's Raining Time!" when it started to sprinkle. A little boy asked if he could pick the "baby" berries. There were even a couple of conversations in languages I didn't know.
It has been at least 50 years since I started going to the strawberry patch with my mom and grandparents. I plan to keep going as long as I can.
Wishing you joy this week and always,
As usual, I'm linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts and Myra at Busy Hands Quilts.
Come join us!
Friday, June 16, 2017
HERE to go to the original article and the pattern. I called my version Red Clover.
Sadly, that didn't go so well.
It's my own fault. The blocks were drafted to be 12 in. finished. I didn't MEASURE them, I just ASSUMED they were right. And we all know what happens when you assume. Somehow I was about .25 of an inch off, probably from slightly too-large seam allowances.
I was trying to hurry through the process. When the long strips of sashings didn't fit, I just kept going, even when I got tucks. Tucks!!
Sanity finally returned, and I saw what I had done. Kind of like Dr. Jekyll waking up from being Mr. Hyde. The whole thing was depressing, so I just folded it all up and stored it in the closet.
So it's done! Now on to the quilting.
In other news, the garden is loving the hot weather and the thunderstorms we've been having lately.
Have a wonderful week, doing the things you love.
I'm linking up as usual with Crazy Mom Quilts and Busy Hands Quilts. Check out all the great blogs!
Friday, June 9, 2017
First, the houses.
I am loving this project more every month!
I do confess to being sad when I run out of a particular fabric. Oh, well, they'll make more.
Here are this month's Buckeye Beauty blocks:
Many, many thanks to the soscrappy blog for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and all the fun we're having.
In other news, I've managed to get some gardening done on days my baby grandson is not here.
I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. Join the party!