Above are fabrics and ideas for new quilts. I wonder if I will actually start all of them. The fabrics on the right are for a baby quilt for a grandniece born this past May so that one will most definitely get done.
I just couldn't help myself and started this blended quilt for our bed. The fabric in the left foreground will be the strips in between the strips of flying geese. I've had this fabric for forever so I kinda feel good about starting this one. The flying geese will finish at 4" x 8" so this quilt will come together relatively quickly for a large queen size. Barb gave me the idea to make it extra large so no fighting over the covers! My inspiration photo came from this book-
This book was given to me by a friend and I love all the comments on sticky notes she included with it.
Here is my inspiration photo. I'm not actually using the directions because that would just confuse me!
I also started my Dear Jane blocks. I couldn't fall asleep last night so I finished the applique block and got a start on this pieced block this morning. I'm keeping two things I learned from other bloggers in mind as I work on this. After actually viewing the Dear Jane quilt, Kathleen noted how many imperfections there were in the original and we can loose site of this as we work on one block at a time. I decided I'm going to enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to make each block and not worry about making each block perfect. Not that I could do that anyway. Another, was a tip from Janet and Raewyn about making small blocks. Sew big and cut down to size.
I took some photos as I walked our property this afternoon. On the left are old apple trees that desperately need trimming. The two paw paw trees are on the right.
I was glad to see we had a serviceberry tree. We had planted a couple at our old house and I was sorry to leave them. They have pretty white flowers in early spring, berries in June and pretty color in the fall.
I spent some time today digging up the thistle. They have pretty flowers but they are an invasive here and I don't like their prickly leaves.
Mint in the pasture. I picked some for tea.
Caesar is always trying to get a bite of my clothing.
Looking over our fence to the neighbors property.
The ducks like to peck at me, too. Must be dinner time. They love green beans fresh from the garden.
I changed up the quilts on the railing for fall.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I plan to finish that Dear Jane block this evening.