Saturday, July 16, 2016

I'm still here!

the garden is growing well, and we're very busy planting, tending and harvesting... every once in awhile I'm able to sew for just a little bit. (but not this week!) it's taken me a couple weeks to get my photos uploaded, but here I am!

I'm loving my low-volume plus quilt. (are you an old-enough quilter that you can remember when we called "low volume" our "neutrals"?) ha! every month my LV+ quilt is the first one I go to... it's easy, and soothing to piece.

the granny squares are going fine, too. I have all the aquas done, and a few pinks. I still have a couple greens to finish up from May.

My Simply Woven quilt blocks are all done. here my daughter, A, and our friend B are laying it out at Scraps to Wraps for me. the rows are pieced together, now I just need to sew the rows together. next time I want to do a quilt like this, please talk me out of it! it didn't' go together as easily as I had hoped... (but I'm sure it will all quilt out!) I have a big bag of 2½" strips that someone gave me for S2W, and I plan to use them to make a Scrappy Trips quilt ala' Bonnie Hunter.
I haven't even worked on my RSC16 Column-Along! it's in the back of my mind, though, and I have all intentions of finishing it. I love column quilts, and have always wanted to make one. I just need to take the time to look over my stash of Konas, and see what I still need. our local Ben Franklin has the Konas for $5.49/yd every day! how fantastic is THAT?
be sure to pop in over at Angela's blog to see what everyone else is making!


Cathy said...

Like you, I still tend to call them neutrals. My family looks at me funny if I say "low volume". I do love your plus blocks, and at least you've got great projects going and planned. I want to do a Scrappy Trip someday, too, so let me know when you start. My scraps in that pile are so ugly, though, that I may need to call mine a Crappy Trip!

Alison said...

I can't wait to see your version of the Simply Woven quilt! I made one about two years ago as a part of a bee and I understand about it being hard to put together -- it was even worse with 12 different people making the blocks!

PaulaB quilts said...

It's nice to have easy blocks to make some progress on when you don't feel like exerting your brain. The one the kids are laying out looks like it will be great. Keep up the good work!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Slow and steady still gets the quilt done... EVENTUALLY!! That's the rate at which I progress also. You're in good company, as I'm fairly certain there are a number of other RSC Quilters out there making slow progress. Just focus on the PROGRESS!!

gayle said...

Yeah, I'm a 'neutrals' gal, too. 8)
I'm impressed with those woven blocks - it's been way too hot lately for my brain to manage anything that tricky!

Magpie Sue said...

It's so nice to have blocks that are relaxing to make (and yes, I know low volume as neutral!). Well done, considering all the other stuff going on in your world!

Pamela Arbour said...

I am very impressed. You have been busy. You have a lot of fabulous projects going. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

You got a lot done. Love your plus blocks. Hope you get more time to stitch over the next few weeks.


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