Summer is officially here in western Colorado. I spend my days sewing and trying to stay cool-- we have temperatures into the 90s now. I hoard my Bonnie and Camille fabric, but decided to use some of it and made myself two large Watcha Got? Project Bags. These are so easy, fun, and practical!
I used a non-Bonnie and Camille lining fabric because I liked it and bought a couple of yards at $6 each. I had to make two trips to the fabric store because the first time I did not buy any of it showing restraint--then I went back up there to get some just for these bags.
I used a couple of my larger Scrumptious fabrics for the backs of the bags.
These floral fabrics are the only kind of gardening I do!
Today is Friday, so I stayed on task and made my Farm Girl Vintage blocks. Here is the Farm Fresh Flower Block
and the Farmhouse Block. I used colors that are the same as our house, but we only have a one story ranch.
Another sign of summer is the return of the crop duster. This is not our actual crop duster, but ours is indeed yellow and buzzes our house many mornings when it turns around to dust the field down the block. My dogs love the excitement even if it can be very early in the morning. Today was 10 after 7am, so not too bad!
My hubby's roses loved all the rain we got for the past couple of months and are full of blooms.
The red roses match the trim on the house.
We have been eating lots of lettuce and radishes from our garden which is great because it is so hot cooking is a pain and salads are a good summer meal.
We have a retreat coming up in a few weeks, so I am trying to figure out what to bring for it. I decided to start prepping all my fabrics for the Strawberry Social Quilt I want to make. My mom gave me some fabric and the pattern for it a couple of Christmas's ago.
Here is a great picture of a completed one I found on-line. The quilting is amazing
You can buy the pattern here
I am going to use a navy Kona for my background and don't want to repeat any of my strawberries, so I need to find some more pinks and a green for the stems and leaves.
While I was cutting all the reds and pinks for the strawberries, it was just as easy to cut a couple of more squares to make some Pie Cherries Blocks and set them in the Farm Fresh Quilt Setting as shown in Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book.
Earlier in the week, I prepped my base for the Cottage Garden Wool Felt Quilt I will be starting as soon as I finish prepping all the wool felt appliqué pieces. Prepping the wool felt and getting some more handwork ready is on my agenda for tonight as part of FNSI. Check out what everyone else was up to here
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