I cut this blooming 9 patch before I knew how to stop a ruler from slipping when rotary cutting and that squaring up meant making all your squares the same size. I pulled the box of partially sewn rows and uneven blocks and stared at it until I got the courage to see what I could do with it. The rows are completed, some sewn together and I might just get this one completed pucker free. I think this was the second quilt I started and now will finish in 2010... yea!
I received this months assignment in the mail yesterday. I am to make 2 wonky log cabin blocks 12-14 inches. It's ok to add some of my own colors but the designer wants to stay with her color scheme. I've never made this block before and I'm pretty excited about learning another block - yea! I'll make a practice block this weekend. I had minor surgery on my arm today and am supposed to take it easy (typing does not count) so we'll see how far I get.
With the leftover denim & flannel from rag quilts I've been making these four patches. Any ideas on what I should do with them? This is also my "leader & ender" project. I keep the box by my machine and sew one patch at the end of whatever else I am making ~ in addition to making progress on this side-project I don't have to deal with those long threads. Constant chain piecing!
A friend at work gave me an egyption walking onion. I had never heard of them before but they are pretty darn cool ;-) the bulbs form at the top of a green stalk a but thicker then a green onion. Then they fall (if left alone) and the bulb roots and starts another. I don't have full sun where I planted it but I think it should do just fine. I also planted four cucumber plants.
Took these on my morning hike at Nix Nature Center. Nix Nature Center is an entrance into a 20,000-acre South Coast Regional Wilderness preserve in Orange County, Ca. I don't know the names of most of the flowers ~when I get them I will update.
I made this for my son ~ that was before he told me he is moving to Maine (brrr...) good thing I backed it with flannel. The pattern is called "Jamaica", from the book "Tradition With A Twist" . The fabrics are M&S Textiles Aboriginal fabrics.