Hi All! Sorry I've been absent again. This time between February and March is so, so busy, both personally and professionally. I was supposed to fly to Iowa this morning to do some consulting, but with the winter storm, my flight got cancelled. I was going to try to drive it, but I got talked out of that this morning by folks in Iowa. I guess it's pretty bad. (We haven't had any snow from the storm here yet, though it's said to be coming.) I'm going to try to fly tomorrow and see if we can at least get one day's worth in! But the upside is that this gave me a little downtime to get in a blog post or two. :-)
I have been plugging away on Hazel's Summer Garden. Remember, this is a quilt along that Shelly is doing over at Prairie Moon Quilts. (Click here to go to Shelly's page about Hazel's Diary...scroll down on the right-hand sidebar. You'll see the 1953 quilt along there. All the blocks and info about the quilt along can be found there.) I managed to finish Block #3 this past week. And here it is! Trying to find good light for a photo is a challenge for me these days. This is my best attempt...hanging off the porch railing.
And each of the flowers is so different. I use Shelly's color selections as a guide (I am using similar colors), but I substitute other colors in sometimes. Like here, I am using yellow in the center of the flower. I have some yellow in the fabrics I'm using to coordinate with these blocks, so I wanted a touch of yellow in the blocks.
Well, I'll have to tell Shelly that's ONE block for my 365 Blocks Challenge she is hosting. I felt bad counting all those pinwheels that were small, easy, and that Caroll helped me with. But this block makes up for it! LOL. As many hours in this one block (or more) than there were in all 65 pinwheels!
Shelly hasn't put out Block #4 yet, so I am officially caught up on this project...at least for a minute. I keep telling Shelly that she does not have to rush getting Block #4 up yet. I want to bask in the joy of being caught up for a minute.
I'm back down to the sewing room to see what else I can get caught up on today with my "found time."
I have much more to report. Had a good trip to see relatives last weekend, and I finished that project for Sweet Pea I gave you a sneak peek for earlier. I can't wait to show you.
Hope you are all staying warm. I am craving spring.
Until next time,