Popping in on Mondays to share my weekend progress is my favorite post of the week. It became a habit when I found Judy's blog a few years ago. Every Monday she hosts a Linky Party called Design Wall Monday. So what did I stitch up this weekend, not a thing. Most of my time was spent in the kitchen. But I did come up with another idea for my Lilies of Love quilt. Yes I finally came up with a name! You can see more design options here and find a so called tutorial for the quilt block here.
While up to my elbows in fruits and veggies this weekend my mind was wandering around my Studio. Tossing around more border options. That's when I started thinking...this is a scrappy quilt, why can't the borders be scrappy. The last time I used this inner scalloped border was on my Promenading tulips quilt. (below) Look at the super scrappyness!(is that a word?) Cutting a piano key border doesn't appeal to me right now but I could do a different print on each side like in the picture above. HMMM...maybe. We'll see what happens when I actually have time to be in the Studio.
For now it's time to clean up the weekend canning mess and organize the pantry. The canning season is almost over. YIPPEE! Just a few tomato's and squash left on the vines. We still need to harvest the sweet potatoes but that won't be for a few more weeks. It's been a good year for preserving, I actually ran out of jars and will need more before canning the potatoes. This weekend was whole tomato's, acorn squash, apple pie filling, and apple butter.....YUM! So here's my tip of the day for all my canning buddies. A trick my momma taught me years ago. Add a couple handfuls of red hots to your apple butter, when they melt it gives a little extra kick(not hot), everyone will want to know your secret for the most delicious apple butter ever.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It