Friday, April 15, 2016

just a little bit...


what a week! last Saturday morning started chilly and snowy- we got 3" of snow!!! and this Saturday promises to be even busier- it's supposed to reach 70+ degrees today! so that means lots of garden work for us- laying the fabric floor in the high tunnel- in preparation for planting the tomatoes. we'll also be laying the plastic mulch in the middle garden- in preparation for planting broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower in the middle garden.



just a few sewing evenings in the sewing room this week- but I got all my crumb blocks done for the month. I still need to work on my pinwheel blocks for Angela's sampler. maybe that will happen this week?
 
 
I started these S4P blocks way back in September of 2014! in looking back over my RSC posts to find where I started these, I see that I've whined about how fiddly they were and SUCH a pain in the butt the whole way! (sorry about that!)
 
last Saturday, during our snowstorm, I took the time to lay out the blocks so I could get the top sewn together. (remember when I asked what color to use for the alternate blocks? you guys chose blue, so that's what I went with. GREAT CHOICE: thanks!)
 
I kind of took the lazy way out- I laid all my blocks out horizontally on the school room table in a 14X14 layout. then (and here's the tricky part!) I picked them all up diagonally and stacked them up. using the printout from my EQ5, I sewed them all together with the blue setting block.
 


and TA~DA: it's done! the early morning sun is casting some funky shadows, but I lovelovelove how it turned out. it's about 80" square, and I have enough of the blue for the binding. the moral of the story is: don't whine about fussy little blocks, because they always turn out great in the end!
 
and turning to other great news: my daughter and her husband told us last week that they're expecting their first baby in October! whoo hoo! so excited about that, of course! and the even better news is: they're not planning on finding out the gender of the new baby, so I guess i'll have to make a pink AND a blue quilt just so this grandma is prepared!
 
ha!

9 comments:

LA Paylor said...

this opens the door to lots of baby quilts which are the most fun to make.

Cathy said...

Congrats on your upcoming grandchild! And the Fiddly Bits quilt turned out beautifully!!

Sheila said...

I lovelovelove your wonderful quilt top, tooooo!
Congratulations! I see lots of baby quilt projects in your future : )

gayle said...

Woohoo! You could make an orange quilt and a purple quilt, too - or even a rainbow of baby quilts! (You know, in your spare time...) Happy quilting!
Speaking of happy quilts - your Fiddly Bits is gorgeous!

PaulaB quilts said...

Another baby quilt to make, wonderful! You will never run out of ideas, I'm sure.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your D4P turned out BEAUTIFULLY and I am SEW happy for your grandmotherly news!! Have FUN making those baby quilts!

Angie said...

The S4P quilt turned out great! So neat to see an RSC project finished up!

Angie in SoCal said...

Love your crumb blocks. That's a lot of blocks you have there!

katie z. said...

Congratulations! Both on the farm work and the new grandbaby.

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