Friday, May 14, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Linking to Hands 2 Help 2021.
The left side block and borders of blue Stars Around the Garden have been quilted.
I rolled, look at the center, I can see the top of the center! Progress is being made. Sometimes it just seems like I am swimming in place and not going anywhere but I have been.
Last week I was asked about the quilting design I'm quilting in the center background. Here are links to this design in two sizes, 1.75" triangle and the 3" triangle. I like this design for the background, it's a welcome change from crosshatching or diamonds.
I took our grandson to get a haircut. We went a little early so he could play at the playground. Where we live, we have many people who utilize horse and buggy as their way of transportation. Their children also like to play at the playground. I took this picture of our grandson standing next to the trash bin which is located next to the hitching rack. The shovel is even provided by the parks department.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
I already have 5 projects in progress for RSC so what did I do? I decided to add another one to the mix. I had fun making the jumbo granny square blocks so I decided to make one in reds. It only takes 12 blocks to make a quilt the size I want since these blocks finish at 18".
I also pieced twelve 16 block squares but I only had room for 9 blocks on the display wall.
All of these blocks were pieced with 2.5" squares.
Linking to Scrap Happy Saturday.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
I only needed 12 jumbo granny square blocks to make a finished 63" by 81" flimsy for the comforter bash held in November.
I started cleaning up the leftovers from piecing this flimsy then wondered what a four block crib quilt would look like. I certainly have plenty of fabrics for a crib quilt. But I've had enough crib quilt sewing lately, time to move onto a different project.
There are 2 blocks that had all the corners turned the wrong way. After I had the flimsy sewn together, I found another HST turned wrong. I'm not going to change them, finished is better than perfect.
Someone asked me in comments if you can strip piece these blocks. I don't see why you couldn't but since I was using squares already cut I didn't. Strip piecing would be perfect if your blocks were all going to be the same fabrics or if you have enough strips of the same values.
The pattern for jumbo granny squares is here.
I'm adding a bunch of flower pictures I took in April. Spring flowers are so special after a long gray winter with no color.
This picture shows you some Dutchman Breeches and flowering myrtle.
These are small daffodils that came from the farmer's grandmother's farm many years ago. The flowers are smaller than other daffodils.
Jack in the Pulpit
Yellow daffodils blooming on the north side of my house.
More daffodils, it's nice to have a variety of colors.