Sunday, July 24, 2016

Week 8 of Summer 2016

 This week, I have been trying to finish up some works in progress. I don't have any actual finishes, but I am definitely getting closer. All summer I have been working on making all the blocks for Lori Holt's Town Square Quilt found in Quilty Fun. It calls for a dozen Neighborhood House Blocks and I got them all done.
 This quilt will be a new tablecloth for my kitchen table, so I want bright, cheerful colors and I think these sweet houses are precious.
 I also made 52 Twinkly Winter Star Blocks for this quilt too. I just need to make the Courthouse Steps Blocks and there are only four of those needed. Hopefully, this will be a top soon.
 I made my last two blocks for Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along. This is Block 19
 and this is Block 20. I need to trim all blocks down and keep cutting out my scrappy sashing. I am making mine smaller than her design, so it can be a baby quilt. This top should be done soon.
 I finished Clue #4 for Butterfly Threads 2016 Mystery Quilt. Diane will reveal how to put all the pieces together on Friday. Here is the link:
I can't wait to see what it will look like!
 We have zucchini and yellow squash by the basket full from my hubby's garden. I have been making zucchini pies and bread. His raspberry bushes have been producing by the gallon, so we have been enjoying fresh raspberries and freezing them for the winter. 
I continue to stitch on my Love Blooms Here Quilt. I am almost done quilting the last blocks and will start on the border soon. Be inspired by everyone else here:

Have a great week!

27 comments:

  1. You are having a productive summer. So many quilters slow way down in the summer because of outdoor activities.

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  2. Now this was one very productive week; so many lovely projects here! :)

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  3. Now this was one very productive week; so many lovely projects here! :)

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  4. So many wonderful projects on the go!
    How did I miss out on a wonderful summer mystery?!?
    Good thing I didn't know about it... I couldn't fit in one more project!

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  5. I love those houses! I've never made a Lori Holt quilt, but I think I should one of these days. Hope your summer isn't flying by too fast!

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  6. Lots of wonderful projects on the go at your place! Your houses are looking bright & cheerful, perfect for kitchen colour!

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  7. Wow you have been busy! I love those houses too.

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  8. I love your houses and I like the idea of them being on your table. I just purchased Quilty Fun and I need a tablecloth. I just might make myself one too. If that ok with you. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Lots of cute and fun things happening at your house! I am impressed with how much you've gotten done.

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  10. What a productive week. I hadn't thought of using a quilt as a tablecloth - great idea!

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  11. Your houses look wonderful, as do the flower blocks, you have been busy! The raspberries sound wonderful, they are super expensive here as we are in the middle of winter!

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  12. Lots of fun projects. I've too have been berry picking for the last week. By the looks of our garden I'll be picking tomatos before I can get all the berries picked.

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  13. Wow, you have been busy with all those blocks. Love the stars for the Town Square quilt. The flower blocks are very sweet. I t is so good to be able to pick your own veg. they look wonderful.

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  14. Those houses are amazing! I cannot wait to see this quilt finished!!

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  15. I do so much enjoy seeing your works in progress. It's kind of like a cliffhanger. You keep coming back to see how it ends! Really fun and cute projects you have going on. :)

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  16. You have a lot going on! The houses are really turning out nicely. Summer squash is wonderful but it can get out of hand (baseball-bat sized before you know it).

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  17. Can't wait to see the house quilt on your table! Super idea! x Teje

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  18. I love your Bloom blocks Tanya and looking forward to seeing your baby quilt done. I love your colorful houses and those stars look so tiny and cute.

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  19. I am looking at the bloom blocks and thinking -- oooh I like these light bright colors. You are doing a good job of getting a little done on a lot of projects. And, a lot done on a few projects.

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  20. Love your cheerful blocks! Lots of good stuff going on here. Enjoy your hubby's garden.

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  21. oh wow, so much accomplished. I am inspired to get sewing. Thanks.

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  22. Lots getting done at your house. Love the houses!

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  23. great progress, I enjoy seeing it.

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  24. So many fun projects, and I do love those houses! I've pinned them to the Finished or Not Friday Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/busyhandsquilts/finished-or-not-friday-linky-party/

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  25. Your quilts are lovely! You are making some good progress!

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  26. You have been working very hard to make so much progress. I love your happy little houses, and the lovely winter star blocks too.
    Smiles
    Kate

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