Where did I leave off? Oh, the 16 patch blocks. I had a few sewn together
but I sewed like crazy and when I was home I managed to get all the blocks made from the strips I had sewn together. On top of that I got five tops made! Here are two that I will send to Vicki of Colorways by Vicki Welsh for veteran quilts. They will finish 48" x 60"
I was two blocks short to make this fun red and yellow baby quilt
I still had the pieces left from cutting the strips that I didn't have enough to make into 16 patch blocks so I mixed them up and put them on the design wall. I need to make five more pieces and I will have quilt top six out the pile of 3 1/2" strips. I will work on sewing this top together this week.
On Thursday night I worked a show my nephew's band had in Kent, Ohio. It was a beautiful evening and I kept busy at the merchandise booth. Michael wasn't feeling too good; he had some sort of virus, but still put on a great show.
Saturday I went to a girlfriend's house about an hour away. We went to the bulk food store - I needed organic oatmeal for cookies - stopped at the credit union, and then headed to a friend of hers for a wagon ride. Here are the horses, Peggy and Sandy, and the wagon we rode in. It was a lot of fun.
After the ride we went to lunch at a place that was taken over by a new owner and my friend wanted to try the place out. We both had burgers and they came with a mountain of fries! I ended up leaving half the fries; I just couldn't eat them all.
We headed back to my friend's house to finally get to work. She needs some help sorting thru her huge collection of quilting stuff. She needs to downsize because she wants to sell her house next year. We spent the afternoon sorting, bagging, and pricing vintage and newer blocks. We ended up with some trash and a box of donations. She was happy with the progress we had made, but I will be heading back in a couple weeks to help her out again to keep the momentum going. Here is one corner of her studio. Yes she has collected a lot of stuff over the years of going to auctions.
I tried not to come home with anything, but she wanted me to have three pieces of African fabric on bolts at a bargain price of a buck a yard, a piece of a very cool vintage fabric (the one on top) and she gave me one of the two partial bolts of a fabric with a dragon print. How could I say no? LOL!!!
I went out last evening to move the fence around the squash and look what I found!
I also saw the start of a butternut squash