Saturday, July 14, 2012

More Sew-Alongs


FreeSpirit is doing Christmas in July on their blog. 


This is the first block.                                                       


Pat Sloan designed block 2.


This is block 3.  Three more blocks are out, but I haven’t had time to make them yet.  I didn’t realize how much is going on at different blogs.  No way I can keep up with it all.  But sure is fun trying to do a few of them.


Here is my block 5 of the Beginner”s Quilt-Along at The Learning Center.


Persimmon Quilts Block of the Month 2012-13, block 1.  This actually the center for a larger block, which is the July block.  I’ve started cutting fabric for it and the border blocks.


There is another Christmas quilt along that I was hoping to follow, but I haven’t even had time to look and see if have 5 1/2 yds. fabric needed for the back ground,  If I don’t, no use in even starting it.  It has 12 blocks, three a month, plus lots of house blocks in the borders.  Kind of an ambitious project.  Guess the idea is to have it done in time for this Christmas. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Maybe We Will Get Rain



It is thundering and the wind is blowing, maybe we will get some rain.  The garden sure could use some watering.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed.



Blogger’s Block of the Month


This BOM started last September at the Quilting Gallery.  Each month a differ blogger designed a block.  I just found it about a month ago and then waited until the June block came out to start it.  I’m all caught up now.  I really like these little 8” blocks. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

That Time of Year

Canning season is here.  This is the first batch of green beans that I canned.  Did 10 pints.  Did another batch today and only had enough for 7 pints.  I'm getting a smaller canner that does 10 pints at a time.  It seems rediculous to be canning so few jars in a canner that holds 20 pint jars. 

The tomato plants are loaded with green tomatoes.  Some fried green tomatoes is sounding good.  Wonder if I have any cornmeal.  I'm pretty sure I have the rest of the ingredients.

 I saw this block at  .  I do like a   scrap quilt and am always on the look out for patterns.  The little center 9-patches are my new    leaders and enders project.  The original block called for using 1.5" squares, but I only have a very  small collection, so decided to use 2" squares for my blocks.  This is the block I made to make sure I  had all the   sizes right.  the sashing is 2" x 5" rectangles and I used 6.5" squares cut once on the diagonal for the corners.  My block is 10.5" finished.  When I'm cutting scraps I will try to cut   1.5" squares so sometime I can do the smaller 7" block.       

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Don't Tell Mom

Don't tell mom, grandma will get in trouble for letting me eat cheese puffs.  Mom says no junk food, but they sure are good.