Monday, August 11, 2014

DWM, Time flies

My goodness, it's Monday already.  It's hard to believe a week has passed by with so little quilty work done.  The tomatoes are ripening in the garden faster than they can be preserved.  So that's taking up all the quilting time.  And then there was the bright idea to make homemade pizza sauce instead of the usual easy canned tomatoes.  After about 10 hours of simmering tomatoes and herbs, 2 quarts of sauce!   Pardon me for being a little cynical but the bragging rights aren't worth the effort.  Oh my almost vegetarian son and his vegetarian girlfriend were impressed  Saturday night when I made homemade vegetarian pizza with cauliflower crust.  Of course I sent them home with a grocery bag full of fresh tomatoes( Less for me to preserve) and gave them a jar of sauce.   
Well here's what been accomplished in the studio this week.  Not much!  These Periwinkle/Hummingbird blocks finally put on the design wall.  Maybe by next Monday they'll be a completed top.
182 blocks = 65 x 70 quilt.  Sometimes I wonder what was I thinking! 
The Scrappy Baskets quilt is almost done. (block tutorial here) 4 more blocks to quilt, I'm hoping for a Friday finish.  Do you think Red gingham binding would be too much?  Can you have to much gingham?  Not in my world!   While  quilting this I thought about how this basket block would look so cute with strawberries instead of flowers...a little hand embroidery for the strawberry vines....I may need to make a wall hanging from this pattern.  
Linking up with Judy@patchworktimes for design wall Monday.  

~ Lea Anne ~

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16 comments:

  1. while the sun shines .. opportunities have to be grabbed.. at least you got to give some away xx Winter and dark days are coming anyway .. and THEN the sewing machine will come out xx

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  2. Your Hummingbird blocks are Gorgeous!! The colors just sparkle. Looking forward to seeing your Scrappy Basket quilt completed. I'll take some of your tomatoes. :)

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  3. I'm jealous of all your tomatoes since I couldn't garden this year!
    LOVE Scrappy Baskets! And red gingham is the perfect.

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  4. The gardening does take a huge chuck out of sewing time, but it will be worth it all winter.

    I love the scrappy basket and I think the gingham would make a great binding.

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  5. Great quilt!! i think Gingham would be perfect!! And congrats on all the cooking - I think between the tomato sauce and your hummingbird blocks you are proving that yuo have patience!!

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  6. I didn't know what that block was called - we have a quilt we were gifted with that pattern on it. Love how colourful and cheery yours is!

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  7. My tomatoes are slow at ripening. I like basket quilts with fruit or flowers in them. Sounds like a fun one to make. Happy sewing this week.

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  8. It is Winter here, so we are enjoying my labour from Summer. Homemade tomato sauce (your ketup), tomato soup, bottled diced tomato for cooking, tomato relish, and green tomato pickles. Didn't make pasta sauce this year as I ran out of tomatoes but my daughter did and hers is yummy!!

    A gingham binding would be perfect. Your work is always beautiful from colour choices to quilting. You certainly have an abundance of talent!

    Enjoy your garden...fresh tomatoes for salads are $8.00 a kilo here at the moment which ends up about $1.00 a tomato.

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  9. You can never have too much gingham! I know how you feel about not getting very much back for all the work sometimes when making sauce.

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  10. the quilt looks lovely, one of the good things about making all the same block is it seems to take much less time but can get a bit monotonous. Good to see a sneak peek of the basket quilt, teasing us there, hope to see more of it soon. Tomatoes sound mouth watering, shame on me nothing edible in my garden

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  11. I love both of these projects! Gorgeous! :)

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  12. Love the hummingbird block! That's a lot of them!
    Susan
    quiltfabrication.blogspot.com

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  13. Red Gingham? Yes, please! It will look great. Lovely Periwinkle quilt too. I just made one a few weeks ago. Tomatoes! Alas, my garden is not producing very well this year.

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  14. Beautiful humming bird quilt and I have never heard of cauliflower crust, I have to check that out!

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  15. Your perwinkle/hummingbird quilt is just adorable.

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  16. Those Hummingbird blocks are beautiful! Hope you can squeeze in a bit more stitching this week.

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