Back to Quilting on RSC 2017, 4th of July, and our Triplets!

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.

21 thoughts on “Back to Quilting on RSC 2017, 4th of July, and our Triplets!

  1. You have sure been busy with those purple 4-patches. I like the layout a lot. Good to hear you are healing well.

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  2. glad you are getting back into your routine and visits with family are always nice – love the deer!

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  3. Very pretty RSC blocks. Glad you are able to get back to stitching after surgery. I’m not sure I would have survived without being able to sew. Stay cool, hopefully your south TX summer won’t be so hot.

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    • Thx, it was a hard time, but I made this one the 2nd one should go a little easier. This morning the humidity was down to 79. Hope this trend continues. I am sure it will be in the 100’s soon.

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  4. Glad you are healing well. I’m walking about the same time now as we go into triple digit weather. Like the layout you showed us.

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    • Today was a no walking day – just tired and wanted to break the cycle, but I really love the 6:30 walk. We have the deer and I think my favorite just had a baby fawn! Along with the triplets we will be really feeding those babies! Thx on the layout. I believe Gretchen had also looked at that setting and the trip around the world. I will of course miss the little endorphines that help the day seem brighter!

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  5. So much purple in those 4-patches. Are you tired of purple yet? The finish will look quite fantastic, though, and will be worth it. Glad you enjoyed your holiday weekend! –Andrea

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    • No wonder I was seeing purple in the white! I am getting tired of it, but it is nice to use up the scrap strips. I may now change the blocks to just 12 each 4 patches….It is the glaring white that I am not certain of! Thx for commenting.

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  6. Good to see a post from you. I thought you were going to tell us that Clay’s daughter has triplets. I didn’t realize that it was deer that you were going to show. LOL! Triplets would be a big handful.

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    • Think the other deer 🦌 dropped one.

      I am doing genealogy for a Friday’s. Rest my
      hand and do something different. Walking
      at 6:30 is working great for me.

      Hugs and hope things are going smooth.

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