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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Finally...Another Project Completed!

With the weather so hot last least three days in the 90's....the gardens were left to the weeds while I stayed inside in the air conditioning and used the opportunity to finished my version of our quilt guild project: The Underground Railroad Quilt. We received instructions for the blocks one at a time. It took so long to complete that frankly I got really tired of the fabric I chose to use in this quilt. But, now that it's finished, I've decided that I like it after all but I'm glad most of the fabric has been used up. What is left will go into a scrappy quilt in the future.

Quilt top

Unbleached muslin was used for the sashing and on the backing. I used twelve of the sixteen blocks on the top and the remaining four blocks on the backing. Leftover fabric from the blocks was used to make binding for the quilt.

Quilt backing

I'll let you in on a little secret though. I didn't assemble these blocks in the recommended order. I guess you could chalk it up to artistic license .

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wow! It's Been A While

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted on my blog..26 days. Where does the time go? Yes , I have been busy. I spent time in the gardens when it wasn't raining. We've had so much rain I haven't been able to work in the veggie garden...too much mud. So I shifted to cleaning the front perennial bed. Some plants were hiding in the weeds I'm ashamed to say. I still have one more hosta to free from captivity. Last week the temperatures were in the 90's. I stayed in the air conditioning. I'm such a wuss! Today it was nice and cool so I worked on the herb and fruit bush garden. It's almost done and I'll finish up tomorrow.

On Monday my daughter Dianne and I went strawberry picking. I picked 11 quarters in an hour. I cleaned them the same day, sugared one quart for strawberry shortcake, and froze the other ten. We'll enjoy strawberry goodness this winter if we can leave them alone that long. LOL!

Members of our quilt guild have each been working on the Underground Railroad Quilt. I haven't quilted mine yet but I did finish the top.


Have a good week everyone. I'll be back blogging and quilting as soon as I can.