But seriously, we have had a lot of fun in the sun with family (picnics), a minor league baseball game last night complete with fireworks and working in the garden. Peppers, squash, turnips are on. Beans and rhubarb are done. The spaghetti squash, corn, onions and turnips are about ready. Pumpkins and grapes will be late summer/early fall. Summer is really a busy time.
BUT LET’S TALK QUILTING.
These are the five red wonky log cabin blocks I completed for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. July’s color was obviously red. These blocks are made up of 4 smaller blocks, and they are 16.5” (16” when finished).
They join my other blocks in a large pile that will eventually become a large bed-sized quilt. I have revised my plan for the blocks at Grid Paint, which you can see below with the blocks. I need to go back and make one each of some of the past colors (yellow, teal, and blue), but will do that as time allows. After doing five blocks in July, the rest should be easy peasy.
My friend Mary and I (she is also my Etsy shop assistant, my neighbor across the street, a high school student, plus a DARLING young lady and the niece of the recipient of the quilt below) have been working on Cal’s Cancer Quilt. Cal is in remission, thankfully. He is also a super dad, hard-working, devout and generous with this time and talents. He heads up our Community Gardens program, plus he and his wife Michelle throw monthly neighborhood ice cream socials in their lovely backyard.
So, Mary and I have cut and sewn all the blocks, and now they are pinned up to the design board. The vertical row on the right will actually be the bottom horizontal row, but my new-ly expanded design board is not long enough. But that is OK, because it is plenty wide and I can compensate. Or lay a quilt on it sideways. Anything to keep Certain Cats away from the temptation of pins. Those two said cats shall remain nameless to avoid encouraging them; if they see their names in print too often, they may suffer delusions of grandeur. You know how cats are.