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Thursday, January 12, 2017

One quadrant done

Three things to be happy about:
(1) a new recipe
(2) playing Bingo on Facebook
(3) Ritz crackers with cheddar cheese

I know cheese isn't that great for your body, especially when that body is in it's mid-sixties, but I think I come by my love of cheese honestly.

I remember when we were kids and would go visit my grandparents, we'd all go running to Pa Brown because we knew he'd have vanilla wafers and cheese in his pocket.  He'd give us some and say "don't tell you mama now!" because he knew mama didn't want us to have all that hard cheese.  So you see, I come by my love of cheese honestly!



I worked a bit on my En Provence quilt yesterday, managed to get a quadrant done before I stopped for the day.

At least two other people that I saw in the Mystery Monday linky are doing their quilt in quadrants to make it easier to handle.  I think it's a great idea!

So quadrants, it is.
Looking at my purple four-patches, I was thinking I may have to redo some because the light/dark contrast isn't that great.  See what I mean at the left?

Then I thought I'd just leave them alone - for one thing I don't have a large variety of light purples and I'd have a lot of repeats.  I do NOT want to buy more fabric, it won't be the end of the world to leave those low-contrast blocks in.  Maybe.

Sew forth and sew on

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Post not worthy of a name

This is a picture of the sunrise at 7:30 this morning:

This is a picture of my messy worktable at 7:30 this morning:

This is a picture of my latest progress on En Provence; yesterday was a no-sew day:


This is a picture of me at 8:15, trying to wake up so I can leave for my 9:00 appointment:

This is a picture of police activity in the 'hood yesterday; apparently there was a shooting while I was out galavanting around:
They're dusting for prints on a door about eight houses down from me - darn that's a good camera!

Gotta go, I'll be late!  Sew forth and sew on...

Monday, January 9, 2017

Ganging together

Three things to be happy about:
(1) Monday mornings
(2) cell phones
(3) polka dots

The gang's all here [honk honk]

Honker and Dinger are excited about their colors all together in a quilt - with a French name, no less:  En Provence, ooh la la!

Can you tell they're happy?

Me too, it's a gorgeous quilt, full of happy scrappy fabrics and the smell of sunshine!


When step 7 was posted and the finished quilt was revealed, I wanted to jump right in and start sewing my blocks together!

After finishing step 6, it was easy enough to cut the 3-1/2" yellow squares in step 7 using my GO die - piece 'o cake!

I tossed in all the yellows that wanted to come along.




So, now I'm piecing the main blocks, but also piecing the green/yellow/neutral units as leader/enders.





Ooops, what's wrong with this picture?

I did this twice - slow down!



The blocks sew up easily and I'm loving the way they look all sewn together!

I made two so far, I haven't sewn any of the sashing units yet.



Looking good!

Thanks for stopping by, now go on over to the En Provence linky at Quiltville and see what everybody else has done for steps 6 and 7!

Enjoy your Monday, sew forth and sew on til later