Saturday, July 26, 2014

Other Things on the Homefront

I have been busy with other things besides quilting stuff in the Quilt Studio. I am making jelly roll skirts for my grand daughters.

This is Aurora and she picked out all the fabrics for her skirt. She is so happy.

She really wanted the bottom fabric because it looks like flames. She likes the bright and unusual and has asked for this fabric ever since she first saw it last year.

Sophia and Liliya have chosen their fabrics and now I need to get busy to cut and sew them up.

My garden is growing very tall. At least the tomato plants are. They are as tall as me.

Of course I am not very tall, 5' 5" but I have gotten the first tomato off of these plants and it was wonderful!

I have also picked the first acorn squash off this plant.

This plant looks pretty good even though it is right up next to the air conditioner.

I hope this squash is ripe. It looks like it is but time will tell.

Well, enough for this week.

Last Saturday in July-Red

Well, the summer is flying by. It is now the last Saturday in July and I have almost finished my Craftsy blocks in red.

This first one I hand stitched it to the background and now all I have left is the circle in the center.

This block I stitched around by machine but will hand stitch the center circle and then I will have them both done by tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching.

I will be linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge today and the Slow Sunday Stitching tomorrow.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I am Back Again

I have been absent again. We have been vacationing again or I should say we had a family reunion on the 4th of July and was out of internet reach.
I was able to do some things in the Quilt Studio the week before the 4th but wasn't in town to blog about it on the week end.
We had a wonderful time up American Fork canyon and enjoyed the beautiful camp site with all of our children and grand children but one family that could not come up from Texas. We had 18 of our 21 grand children in attendance. They had fun swimming in the very cold river and also fishing in the same river. Our group site was located isolated away from other campers and so all the kids could wander around and we didn't have to worry about even the little ones getting run over by any cars. Fun! Fun! Fun!
I have been very busy working on the color red this month. This is a great time to work on my red and white quilt that has been languishing in the stash room for over a year. I have decided this is a perfect time to put this top together and have it completed by the end of the month.
I had all my red fabric tied up in making this quilt and so I wanted to free them up for all my blocks I have going for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
This is what my design wall looks like this week as I am putting the red and white quilt together.

These are the blocks I have completed so far this month.

This was my set up for the string blocks.

These are the string blocks I have done. There are 10 blocks along with the 2 1/2 by 6 1/2 leftovers.

I have also completed my 9-patches. There are 10 of these also.

I have yet to make my Craftsy blocks and will show them later but I have also completed many of the green 9-patch blocks as leader enders. Here they are.

I will be linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge today. Please click here to see all the lovely projects that everyone is working on.