Vacations are always good, but I did miss my sewing machine. I was happy to have lots of family around for the holiday weekend, but it was also good to get in a little sewing. First on my list was my Homestead wall hanging quilt (pattern by Fig Tree & Company). I’m making a 9-block version of this pattern and used my favorite prints from the upcoming Fig Tree fabric collection, Somerset.
I love this pattern so much…I just had to keep working until I got the blocks set together. Yardage from this collection won’t be available until fall–but I really want to get this finished, so I’m debating not adding a border and just finishing it up!
I also started another project this 4th of July weekend. I’ve been saving Minick & Simpson scraps from most of their fabric collections over the last several years. In fact, I may end up with scraps from all of their lines in this quilt. I have changed my mind over and over about what to make, but I finally made a decision! I started with 9 squares…
which soon turned into 9 mini churn dash blocks! I was super tempted to just sew these together into a fun mini quilt, but I have big plans. I’m going to make 9 of the full-size Nested Churn Dash blocks (pattern by Quilt Jane) and maybe even 16 depending on if it looks like my scraps will hold out for that many 24″ blocks. My goal is to finish this quilt by the end of the month. Since I’m using scraps and since the outer layers use bigger pieces, I think I’m going to cut out the rest of the fabrics starting with those outer layers so I can best utilize my fabrics. I’m super excited about this quilt and hope I’ll have enough to make it king-sized…it could be the summer quilt for the master bedroom!
Before I get to more sewing, though…I’ve got to do something with our garden tomatoes which seem to have suddenly all turned red at once after months of being green. Salsa and spaghetti sauce are on today’s agenda..
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