I spent a lot of time this weekend in the studio wrangling those 3 1/2" strips of African fabric into usable units. They needed sorted so I did that and hung them up on the design wall. Then I got out my solids and started cutting 3 1/2" strips. I also cut 2 1/2" strips so when I go to use up the 2 1/2" strips of African fabrics I will already have the solids cut.
Here is my pile
Here is my stack of strips all sewn together. I have no idea how many blocks I will get from this pile of strips.
I opened one up and turned it to show the four strips sewn together.
Next I stacked the strip units and sliced them into 3 1/2" units. Just so you know I pressed all the seams toward the print.
I flipped them around and this will be the block
I took the 4 patch units that were extra and put them in a pile. These will all be sewn together to make a quilt top.
Here are the blocks I have made so far.
Friday I gave the African quilt to Allen. She loved it and I knew she would after I saw the dress she was wearing.
I got this book from the library
Here is my pizza and the nice browning on the bottom.
It takes 4 hours for the dough's final rise so in order for me to have a pizza on a weekday, I will have to bring the dough to work, dimple spread the dough during lunch - the dough has to rest for 20 minutes between each session of getting the dough spread to the edges of the pan - and then letting the dough rise for 4 hours. It was really good crust - light, airy, but crisp on the edge and bottom.
I did finally mow grass this weekend. I got most of the trimming done. I did notice lots of bees on the coneflowers and lavender plants. I talked to them and encouraged them to visit the squash plants. I wonder if they heard me? LOL!!