I cannot believe that it is the end of August and we are not in the 100’s anymore! This summer we have had 20 inches of rain here on our quiet little hill. The 100’s appear to be a thing of the past now and I can live with the 90’s and decent humidity! I am so ready for Fall, end of Daylight Savings TIme and a cold winter that would bring us some snow. It has been almost 30 years since we had 16 inches of snow in the San Antonio area! Maybe this year we will have a “real” winter!
I have been working on my Grammy Squares. They are fun to make and I have the process down pat now! I have pre-cut some of my strips but not all. I had so much fabric out on the cutting table and was going to cut the strips as I needed them, but I could not take the “mess” so I have about 12 blocks (strips) ready to sew and the fabric is back in the drawer until I need more strips. I am trying to use up the Summer of Baskets fabric by Moda. There are 2 or 3 of the squares that may not make it in the quilt as the contracts in color did not work as well as I would like. But that decision will not have to be made for a while!
Here are a few of the blocks close up! The first one may be a candidate for “not in this quilt”…. I think I messed up when I used the light green for the first round, and the last picture shows a very dark block. Maybe I will make a pillow top with them!
I am caught up with Circa 2016 (well OK – I have not done the ones for the 26th of August). I hated to waste the 2 extra blocks, so will see if I can use them in the quilt.
I am caught up with Ms Potts blocks. I love the way Blocks 17 and 13 turned out, but when it came to Block 20, I gave up! I tried 3 times to do the stars, EPP, making a whole star (not piecing) with a red batik, and then back to EPP! I gave up – and so I am going to make Block 20 with a bias circle and the 4 flowers on it! May throw in a few leaves, but not the Stars! When it takes me a month to finish a simple block that turns into a nightmare, I am out of there!
And now – Dresden Heaven. I enjoy making these little Dresden plates – so much fun! I have this one down pat also. Today I had hoped to make another 20, but all I was able to achieve was to have them ready to put together! Oh well, tomorrow is another sew day!
I have no idea where I am going on this one, other than to just make them. I may just make the quilt with the small ones, then again if I end up with too many of the same color I can make 2 quilts! I just am enjoying making them.
Have a great week – getaway is just around the corner for us so my machine stitching will probably come to an end for a while after Tuesday.
8 Replies to “Grammy Squares, Circa 2016, Ms Potts, and Dresden Heaven!!!! The fun things in life!”
I have not checked out the star block in the pattern. If it looks like it will be a problem for me, I will do as you and substitute. And I figure if you had so much trouble, I am sure to have the same problem.
First of all the little diamonds are not the same size on the pattern. That is why I tried the EPP. What a mess!
I looked at the pattern but did not see one I liked. So I used a flower from EQ7.
Have a good day tomorrow
When they traced the pattern off the original the diamonds that make up the star are not symmetrical. I think the idea I have will look OK. I had 3 other ideas, but wanted something I could finish quickly. Thx for the comment and let me know what you do.
Seems like you are getting some energy back. Your blocks are all interesting. Blessings, Gretchen
Next year I am going back to working on one project at one time. Although it is fun working on different things. CWB is still hanging around…. Almost to Block 6. Then I only have 14 more to go and most of them are very difficult. Thx for the comment – have a great week.
Nice. You have been a busy little bee for sure. I’m working on my Potts blocks. Each star takes a hour. Worst block ever.
I figured it would take longer. Guess I am either getting smarter or lazy in old age. LOL
I have the Ms Potts pattern for someday.
I will have to check out block 20. Your substitute looks difficult to me.
Your blocks look lovely.