Well have to come up with a name for the Raffle quilt that I am making. I am taking my time cutting fabric as I am not able to stand for hours on end as one of my hips has been bothering me and standing for hours makes it ache more and I can’t cut sitting down – the good old friend Arthritis is in action right now – getting older sucks big time doesn’t it! But there you go – nothing you can do about it except let it work it’s way out – I rotate between projects making sure to sit down some, then get up – because as you know sometimes sitting down can make you stiffer after awhile! It will hopefully go away as it always does sooner or later and I will get back to my never ending routine of doing what I darn well please!
I had enough pieces cut though to put some blocks together to form a big 24 inch unit. This is the only big unit I will piece in advance though as I really want to be able to mix up the colors a bit – I can put smaller blocks together though – quite a few 4 patch blocks need to be made and the block sometimes referred to as a “signature” block is used as well. Here is the one unit I made – see I told you it was just an easy quilt with big pieces – nothing difficult. This is being made up of primary colors and the little dotted fabric. All of the blocks are the same so the pattern repeats itself throughout. Maybe I will call it “Primary Colors” — linking to Em’s Scrapbag this morning , Main Crush Monday#82 , Love Laugh Quilt and Tweety Loves Quilting.
The other quilt I spent some time with yesterday were my hexies and Handful of Scraps. I finished three rows to add to the bottom and as soon as I checked what it looked like I knew I had messed up in placement. Little notes have been added to the bottom to fix and I will sew these three rows to the quilt before I mess it up again.
Take an extra piece off
Add two more pieces!
The Marinara Sauce made from the garden tomatoes – I do it the crock pot way – put all ingredients in the crock pot – cook all day and vent the lid off of it to evaporate excess fluid for a couple hours at the end. I put in the blender to smooth and then it is ready. This time after it cools off I am putting these in zip lock bags and lay flat in the freezer the next batches will be canned in jars as I don’t have a extra freezer just what is in the refrigerator.
Another big sunflower – but this one is not yellow – and if you look to the right there is a bee up there. The sunflowers peak is almost over though and they are starting to dry up and tip over from height and the rain the other day took a toll also.
In about 4 or 5 days I might have enough tomatoes to do the marinara sauce again.
Lots of green ones as well.
Thanks for all that ordered through my links for the Craftsy class sale and just to let you know – today is the last day for the Christmas in July sale at AccuQuilt. I just noticed that yesterday when I went in to order new cutting mats –