Saturday, July 2, 2011


We are still at DS/DIL's, but will be leaving on Tuesday to go to DH's brother's in eastern Oregon.  This weekend DS/DIL are at our house in Texas so they can go to DS's reunion with MK friends from the years we spent in Colombia, SA as missionaries.  GD has a job now, so that limits our time to go on any outings.  

That means, I have more time for sewing and I spend some time every day piecing - in between cooking, shopping, playing games with the grandkids and even helping GD alter clothes that she bought - she's so tiny, it's hard to find anything that doesn't need shortening or something done to it.  

Here is my latest block for the Everyday Best quilt that I put together yesterday.

This is another block that I put together not remembering that I was supposed to sew the background on before sewing the circle together.

This week I worked on the corner pieces that go on the Union blocks for the Gone to Texas quilt.  I have made what seems like tons of HSTs for this quilt, but I am enjoying these blocks.  No matter what fabrics I use, I like the way it comes out.  Good thing I love scrappy!!

Here's the stack.  I think I counted 20 done - 12 more to go.

I just happened to stop at the LQS on Thursday and found some good size scraps in their scrap cabinet.  Also, the yellow was on sale as end of bolt, so I got 1 1/2 yards for $8!  I couldn't pass that up while working on the GTT (gone to TX) quilt!  I'm sure it will get used up quickly.  I figured I would make something for the camper with the camping fabric, but I don't know what yet.  It's about 1/4 yard.

I haven't looked at the civil war block yet.  I need to take GS to church so he can serve a breakfast - I think it's for homeless people.  I better get ready! 


  1. Wow... love those round blocks... haven't seen anything like that before!

  2. That is awesome...i sit paper pieced?

  3. That is an interesting round block. Looks like it was fun to create.

    Are you getting homesick or having too much fun to think about it?

  4. Wow, you have been busy! Awesome blocks and I so love the scrappy look!


  5. I found that camping fabric in Oregon too!!! (and bunches of other goodies);)
    Love the blocks...can't wait to see all this put together;)
    Have fun and soak up some green climate for me;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  6. Oh, those circle blocks! Fantastic! Guess I better start saving every little snitch of fabric scraps I cut off! How did you do them? Are they paper pieced? Glad you are still having tons of fun! Hope your son will have time to water your grass while he's at your home, if there's any left to water! It has been almost unbearable here for way too long! Enjoy the cooler temps while you can! ---"Love"

  7. Love your blocks and your color wheel what a clever idea!

    Have a wonderful weekend and 4th of July with your family.

    Hugs, Carolyn

  8. You're sure keeping busy with quilting - I can't imagine how you're finding time for all the other stuff you mentioned, but I bet you're having fun! The Everyday Best blocks are coming along great and look way different than the ones my mom made. It's going to be an awesome quilt with so many bits of "remember this" in it when it's done.

  9. Your Everyday Best blocks are wonderful! Have fun with the grandkids. GD is lucky to have someone able to help alter clothes to fit.

  10. You are getting so much done. That circular block is amazing and
    your Union blocks are turning out wonderful!!

  11. How do you have the time for everything??? Love the round blocks they are just so amazing to look at. All the great colors and everything lays so flat.

  12. How fabulous are your circle blocks! Your are powering through those blocks Ruth - I can't wit to see the finished quilt. Ann :-)

  13. I love your circle blocks! What pattern or technique are you using? They are so scrappy and wonderful - great blocks!

  14. Those Everyday Best blocks are amazing!