Another Busy Day

Baking/cooking, Fall Harvest (scrappy baskets), Handful of Scraps, quilts

I finished getting pairs of squares sewed together and now they are ready to put 4 patches together.    All stacked up divided by color – some are so close to the same shade that you have to really look at them closely to see which color they are – I should have 98 – 4 patches when I get these pairs sewed together for Primary Colors.

primary colors

Two of the small baskets were cut out and ready to pin to the squares and appliqued in place.  I know I had some names suggested for the basket quilt and I can’t for the life of me remember if I had decided on a name!  I know I didn’t add it to the side bar if I did but the name I think that was suggested the most was “A Tisket a Tasket a Green Yellow Basket” something like that but I have no green and no yellow so if I decide on that name I guess I better find at least one yellow or green – is this the name suggested?  I might chop that name shorter – and leave off the colors.

small baskets

More hexies have been thread basted for Handful of Scraps – some of this took place on  Wednesday and Thursday night – I did not do all of this yesterday


Just some of the tomatoes still in the garden.  Marinara Sauce was made and simmered all day in the crock pot and net result was 4 pints, some for supper of pasta and a tiny bit leftover to dip bread in for lunch maybe.  Judging by the garden I might be able to make the same amount about 2 more times? We will see – usually my tomatoes are done by now as the heat gets to them by August and normally we are heading into a drought by now at this stage of summer – this is unusual – I’m not sure if up here on the ridge we have even reached 90 degrees.  And we have been getting rain off and on all summer and more to come Sunday through Wednesday the weatherman said 2-4 inches expected.  I have barely watered my garden this summer – normally I give up on the garden by late July.  6 tomato plants with nice size tomatoes, one with cherry tomatoes and 3 plants that have not grown all that much.  They are starting to dry up a little in some areas of the plants but overall still doing well.  Tomatoes are the one crop that I can always count on and from now on I will give up on green beans and peas and the like and put in more flowers and stick with tomatoes, potatoes and sweet potatoes the crops I know I can grow.

garden tomatoes

Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce



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12 comments… add one
  • Kim Webb Aug 5, 2017

    Can’t wait to see what your doing with all these 4 patches.
    Funny weather. We normally don’t have but maybe one or two days that reach 90 and we have already had several this year including some in June. None in the forecast now though.
    When you make the sauce in the crock pot, do you add anything to it while it’s cooking down like peppers and onions or spices? I want to try this.

    • Karen Aug 5, 2017

      I will post the recipe on tomorrow’s blog post I have had several ask for it. The four patches will be used in a raffle quilt that I am making for the county library – I will be showing more as i go along but also a photo of one large unit was posted about a week ago or there about.

  • Deb Aug 5, 2017

    We are just moving into another cool spell and I love it! Rain and storms yesterday and the temps dropped. 58 degrees this morning and it won’t hit 80. I am in heaven 🙂 Just as well because it is Scott’s birthday today and that oven had to get turned on for a cake : )
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    • Karen Aug 5, 2017

      I have liked this summer being so much cooler than normal – I think we had 10 days where I was watering the garden and that was it! Have fun celebrating a birthday! 58 degrees in AM sounds wonderful

  • Dottie bishaw Aug 5, 2017

    You did a lot of work on Primary Colors, its going to be so colorful. I’m still working on my baskets too, I think I just hit 170. The sauce is so pretty and red, lots of good eating there. It’s cooler here too after the rain we had earlier in the week and rain all week long. Enjoy your weekend.

    • Karen Aug 5, 2017

      we get rain starting tomorrow and maybe the rest of the week – below normal and wet for August!
      I will get back to my baskets soon I hope – I have some neglected projects for sure

  • Belarmina Aug 5, 2017

    Karen cuantos avances en tus trabajos!!!
    me encantan las cestas
    ¡¡ y la salsa!!

    • Karen Aug 5, 2017

      thanks! The sauce will be delicious

  • Glenda Aug 5, 2017

    Hi Karen its ages since I had some time to my self to visit other quilt bloggers so its lovely to drop in again to see what you have been up to. Those primary colours are glorious they just glow, it was fun going back through your blogs to finds out what Primary Quilt was LOL It was like a mystery quilt, do you make a raffle quilt all by your self? It sure is going to be a jewel of a quilt. Your Tomato Sauce makes my mouth water> Cheers Glenda

    • Karen Aug 5, 2017

      yes I am making the raffle quilt myself – my daughter works at the library as the children’s librarian and I hear from her how the library needs more funds so I though I would make a quilt for them to raffle. I have done this before but have given them small table toppers that I had already finished – this year I thought I would make a larger quilt for them for the fall festival to raffle.

  • Bea Aug 5, 2017

    Hi Karen, I looovvveee the colors of Primary Quilt, It is going to be a beautiful quilt. I, also, love the name “A Tisket a Tasket a Basket” for your basket quilt, so appropriate.

    • Karen Aug 6, 2017

      thanks Bea

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