This is probably the fifth 3-D Bowtie quilt I have finished. I love making these blocks, and they use up lots and lots of scraps. I used a cheddar dot on white for the background of all the blocks. I couldn't decide what fabric to use for binding so I used the little bit of background fabric I had left. I think it made a beautiful binding. This quilt has been sitting and waiting for binding for probably a year. I finally decided to get it done! I bound this quilt and the last quilt, the Cheese and Crackers quilt, at the same time. I think I have all my quilted quilt tops bound at this time. I have at least three quilt tops waiting to be basted to batting and backing. Two of those are lap-sized quilts and I will do them myself. But one is king-sized and although I had wanted to quilt it myself in three sections I think I will have Vonda Cochran do it for me. I have not yet chosen the backing fabric for that one, although it is done except for borders.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Adam and I visited the farmer's market this morning and I got green beans, new potatoes, corn on the cob, cucumbers, bell peppers, and some peaches. We had a wonderful fresh vegetable dinner! I also fried some squash (I ate it all!) and baked cornbread. Richard and I really enjoyed it. I also have a cantaloupe that I am going to get into in just a few minutes. We have been overrun with tomatoes. I only have six tomato plants out back but they are producing a lot of tomatoes. One of them is growing way too many grape tomatoes. Richard has been taking them to work to share and I shared some with neighbors. I only eat tomatoes out of my garden because I hate the gassed things that pass for tomatoes in the restaurants. I also have a green pepper plant growing but it is not producing very well.
Monday, July 15, 2013
I was sitting on the porch the other evening when these storm clouds started closing in. They were coming from the east, usually they come from the west. I already had the first picture on my computer, but quickly took the others to show what it looked like. I sat there until it was raining hard and I started getting wet. Usually I can sit there during a storm and maybe get my feet wet but that time the whole porch got wet.
Notice, also, the roof on the house across the street. My neighbor put a new metal roof on his house. He must have liked our new roof because he got the same people to do his. He had a tin roof (very old!) and when they took the sheets of metal off there was nothing under it except for some studs. They put sheathing on, then a layer of rolled felt, then another layer of sheathing, then the metal roof. I'll bet it makes a huge difference in his energy bills!
My brother lives in the house directly across the street with the big yard. The yellow fence encloses his above-ground pool. I call it the yellow monstrosity. They tie a big dog out there daily by the deck and then let the grandkids play there. One of them does her gymnastics there.