I’ve been working slowly on the needlework project, but weekends have become busy! I am not at all sure I am going to finish this in time for the fair this year. I’ve decided to do the outer section in black, like a cast iron pan. I think this will look great with some black beads that I got from my friend Mary some time ago on the little dots. The iron on transfer is from Stitcher’s Revolution Kitchen Sayings.
I had the best time on Friday, with the announcement of my pattern publication in Quilts and More magaxine. So many wonderful, supportive comments, and I had a ball reading and responding to them, having lovely conversations with long time and new readers. Thank you all so much for your kindness!
I needed a few cards for the shelf, as I was out of ones I could quickly stamp with the right sentiment and send. I got out some new stamps from Impression Obsession that are sewing related. This set called Sewing Delights is on sale now!
A used some lovely papers in blues and yellows.
I left space for a stamp saying Happy Birthday or Thank You.
The cute spool is framed in navy, then mounted with yellow print paper. Now I have a few ready to go for those last minute needs.
We’ve been on a drive recently too, plus there is another one to Highlands coming up. Car club events are more frequent now that summer is here. We are going hiking at Craggy Gardens and having a picnic with one of the clubs this week, too. So, I’ll show you some wonderful mountain and pastoral scenes later this week.
This week I hid some of the rocks I showed on a previous post. This one was set on the sign to a garden at a church where I had a quilt guild area meeting. It was so good to see friends and have some show and tell. It was still there when I left, so it hadn’t been found by any quilt friends.
Later that day, I put a few out on the windowsills at Beginnings Quilt Shop. The shop hangs quilts outside for everyone to see and enjoy. It is a mini quilt show everyday there.
This one was a sewing machine rock.
On another windowsill, I left a little snail.
At our guild area meeting, we decided to make some larger quilts for charity. The group is considering doing them for Safelight, to cover their twin size beds. I know our little group will have trouble making enough for all the beds, but we will do what we can. I proposed using the block from the hurricane quilt project as it is easy to trim if too big, and looks fabulous in all scraps.
If you like this, the pattern is easy. It is best if you are doing scrappy to do at least two blocks at a time, so you can put different half square triangle units in them. Just make two HST units from 5-inch squares, one light and one scrappy, then square them to 4-1/2 inches.. Set the the HSTs with 4-1/2-inch squares of background and scrappy medium-darks as shown.
It has so many ways to set it as well. I like all of them! This is the pinwheel setting.
This is a bargello setting. All of these were from blocks sent in by readers for the project.
I love the scrappy ones, but it is wonderful in all two colors, like scrappy reds and creams, or blues and whites. The blocks work in diagonal lines, or floating squares as well. Any setting that a log cabin light/dark block works in, this will too. So, I’ll be working on some blocks this week, quilting a Quilt of Valor, and getting a bit further on my stitchery project.
If you have Netflix, see Penguin Town, it is delightful. It is narrated by Patton Oswalt, the voice of Remy in Ratatouille. I’m still working on Cook of Castemar. We borrowed the movie The American at our local library this week as the AARP magazine said it was a movie for grown ups. It was slow moving and predictable, and we should have heeded the IMDB rating of 6.3. We usually only spend our time on shows that rate 7.0 or higher.
What are your plans for the week?
Linking with Slow Sunday Stitching.