It's been a crazy week here. Hot and crazy!
My husband was gone hiking for a week,
and right before he came home, our internet and phone went down.
So now I have a large black cable running through my backyard,
waiting to be buried (someday soon, I hope!).
But at least I have a working internet again!
I did get quite a bit of sewing done this way, though --
when you can't read blogs or create new posts, there is definitely more time to sew!
I'm so happy with this little quilt!
Not sure yet what I'm going to do with it, as it only measures about 20 x 20,
but it's so beautiful and really makes me happy!
Both of my girls have told me repeatedly how much they love it.
"It's the most beautiful quilt you've ever made, Mommy! Can I have it?"
This week I did some catching up on the Farmer's Wife Quilt along.
It turns out that I am not good at keeping up a steady pace of 2 blocks per week.
I did 4 blocks right away, took a break, and just finished 4 more.
Oh, well, I'm not too far behind (yet)!
I had been thinking about making one of these blocks ever since I started following Jennifer's blog, Ellison Lane Quilts
. She has a great tutorial for this block on her blog. It's a great way to use up scraps, so I see more of these in my future. I skipped trimming the HSTs, though - I wasn't in the mood for this tedious step! So I just added a bit to the seam allowance (a generous 1/4 inch instead of a scant 1/4 inch), and it worked out just fine. Whew!
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