Friday, May 30, 2014


We are in California now and just spent a few days with DH's cousin at their place in the hills.  It  took an hour of driving through hills and switchbacks to reach their home from the main road!  But it is lovely and was worth it!

Gate into cousin's "ranch"
 They had 3 burros in their pasture.
While we were there, I had some time to sew, so I worked on my Dear Jane blocks and got 4 finished!
B-10 didn't turn out how it was supposed to, but I think I'll leave it this way.

B-3 was real easy.  I hand stitched the curved line and machine sewed the for sections together.

 Both of these border blocks were done with paper piecing.


Today we're going to Yosemite National Park, so I need to end this and get ready!  


Rebecca in AK said...

Love your Jane blocks! How great that you have had time to sew! Have fun in Yosemite!!

Janet O. said...

An hour from the main road? That is definitely off the beaten path!
Nice job on the blocks, Ruth!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great trip. Amazing country side and you've have time for sewing as well. I'm always impressed by Dear Jane blocks. Enjoy Yosemite National Park.

a good yarn said...

I had no idea those Dear Jane blocks were so intricate. Have a wonderful time at Yosemite!

---"Love" said...

Looks like a lovely place! All those blocks are looking good too. Have fun each day! (I went to another quilter's estate sale today; didn't buy much, but man, did my friends go wild! Two rooms full of mostly Moda at $2 per yard!) ---"Love"

Lori said...

What a lovely ranch in the sticks! lol The DJ blocks look wonderful. I hope you enjoyed Yosemite.

Katie said...

The blocks look great and if you don't tell us something is wrong, we're never going to know! (And the Dear Jane quilt...well, you could make just about anything and with all those blocks, even someone who knows couldn't catch it!) Your trip sounds wonderful, but I'm not sure I'd like to drive an hour from the main road to get home...