Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013

Borrowed from Pat Sloan's blog.

Watching: just finished West Wing, and started Game of Thrones from the beginning. Also the new Doctor Who.
Reading: April's Witches by Beverly Crook, and listening to: Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy, both inspired by our recent trip to hemlock groves in Western Maryland.
Making: Brains quilt, Tsuro quilt, salsa and pickles.
Feeling: excited about starting up our homeschool again, frustrated with my kids' bickering, needing some quiet alone time.
Planning:  weekend canning, school lessons, my talk at Pax River Quilt Guild in a couple of weeks.
Loving: sunflowers in our yard, butterflies everywhere, including our dining table, fresh produced from our garden.

Monday, July 22, 2013

July 20, 2013


July 17, 2013

Cooking with tomatillos today so I took some photos of the fascinating husks.

maybe they'll be part of a watercolor painting one day.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013

I finished the binding today. It was a good day to lower the air conditioner and have a Doctor Who marathon.

July 15, 2013

I've been quilting a Bingo quilt made from blocks of the month I won a couple of years ago.

You can win this beauty on October 20, 2013!

Quilted with shamrocks of various sizes. The title seems obvious from one of the blocks, "Luck of the Irish."

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013

 Today I'm trying out a technique that is new to me. This quilt pattern is known as four patch posie" or "four patch frenzy."

I'm using some oriental fabric with dragons and flowers.

Some of the blocks turn out so fun, like this one of dragon mouths.

pretty flowers....

very fun!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July 6, 2013

finally finished satin stitching and removing all basting stitches.

trimming all the blocks to size

all the rows are sewed together

after a bit of rearranging of rows, the rows are sewed together.

Monday, July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013

crazy quilt blocks from my craftsy course with allie aller

 beginnings of an experiment

 taking shape

I'm liking where this is going