Friday, July 31, 2015

Hi, it's been 6 weeks and a bit of a bumpy ride but I did not stop piecing as you'll see below.

First up are the Sawtooth Stars with great tutorial by Sherri McConnell in her blog, A Quilting Life. These are the ones I made:

I also made some 9 patch cross blocks:

At some point I purchased Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks for my Kindle on android and flipped through making blocks that appealed.  There are the ones made so far and can be found in the book as Nos. 42,38,37, and 45.

I'm sorry to say I forgot where I saw the tutorial for the following blocks but they are made kind of randomly and allow space for a fussy cut like these farm animals I've had for well over 35 years!

But wait - there's more!  I purchased pillow forms and made covers for the screened deck chairs:

It was simple and much quicker than I thought it would be, even by hand.  Here's the back:
You can tell I haven't sewn in awhile since I didn't even think about matching the back overlaps.  Next time I should have finished the cushion for the swing bench which is somewhat more ambitious as it has the main motif of this fabric set on point and alternating with 16 patch scrappy blocks. I'm pretty much just winging with this design so we'll see if it works! 

Workmen are currently installing a ceiling fan on the screened porch right now and not a moment too soon.  We're having coffee on the deck in the mornings and could really use it.  However, this morning was the first time in a month that it was just lovely outside.  Low humidity and 63 degrees!
Simply Beautiful.  Praise the Lord!

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