Well, here I am almost 4 weeks from surgery on the right hand and have been working on my RSC 2017 project which was started in January and put away because I did not think I would like it. I wanted something easy to do and so I chose 4 patches. I had not followed the RSC from previous years but had watched Gretchen make her 4 patches. She is making a King Size quilt so I figured I would do the same since we have a California King. I had to put the project aside for a while due to a family issue at that time. But as I was recovering from CTS surgery in the right hand I decided that as soon as the cart was off and stitches out I would be back at the sewing machine!
Last post I was working on Churn Dash and thought I would make some more Mini Dresden’s from Susan’s Dresden Plate patterns. I made one more, but decided that I needed to wait on trying to cut the small pieces.
I have completed 7 blocks for my RSC2017 (January color) and here is the setting that I am thinking about doing.
Setting for RSC 2017 Project (Test)
Gretchen indicated that she was making 28 blocks of each to achieve the King Size quilt, so I am following her guidance and did some math to figure out how many 4 patches I needed. A total of 224 were required. I had a lot of 1 1/2″ strips left from a quilt I made in January and used all of them to make the additional 178 that I needed. Today I have all 4 patch blocks made and squared (whew)! Now I need to cut 178 each 2 1/2″ squares and then I will sew blocks together I would love to have all of them completed by Tuesday (or darn – if I say this too loud a UFR will creep into my life!!!) So I will just say I will finish them soon!
178 – 4 Patches for the RSC 2017 quilt!
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Clay and I enjoyed a wonderful visit with his daughter Melissa and her Shitzu dog Sophie. She has Sophie trained to mind so well, taught her how to “high-five”, sit, talk, etc. Sophie lost one of her eyes when another Shitzu bit her. But she is a trooper and so much fun to play with. We talked, laughed, and played with Sophie to have one of the best 4th of July’s that Clay and I have had in a long time!
Melissa’s Sophie – such a sweet dog!
This is a picture of Melissa at the San Antonio Fire Department showing us of a picture of Clay when he was fighting a fire in San Antonio as a young whipper snapper (old terminology).
Melissa at the SAFD showing a picture of her Father at a San Antonio Fire in the 1970’s.
Melissa 4th of July 2017
Melissa and Clay look so much alike and have the same personalities! She is a joy to her Daddy! Melissa and I have a lot in common in life and love laughing and talking about our life’s journey.
We now have a set of Mule Deer Triplets!!! They are a hoot to watch and the littlest of the 3 is something else – can run like the wind! I caught a fairly decent picture of them this morning when I was walking and they were chowing down on the deer corn – Already! More mouths to feed but Clay and I so enjoy watching the Deer and our neighbor’s cat trying to catch a bird! Maybe we can get a picture of Mischief jumping up and hanging on to dear life and getting a bird to snack on later!
Our 2017 Triplets!
The weather is now really into Summer here in South Texas. I am walking at 6:30 each morning and it is humid, but not near as hot walking if I waited until 8 or so. Feels so good to be back into a routine. Have a great week of sewing.