I promised myself one day last week that I would get some other things done around the house besides sew. So I cleaned a toilet. That's all. One toilet. Then I got back to my sewing.
I mentioned in the last post that I would be using some of the practice blocks that I made at the Pat Speth Retreat in a quilt I had already started. A couple of years ago I was involved with a birthday block exchange at the Cotton Patch. Each month when I made a block to give away, I also kept one for myself knowing that someday I would have enough to make a quilt.
|The blocks on the ends of the 2nd and 3rd rows (from the top) were made at the retreat. Also, the second from the left on the bottom row was made at Pat's retreat in Owasso, OK in 2008. Glad I hung onto it!|
Daughter Calista and I have been working on this next one for quite some time. It was supposed to be for middle grandson Timothy's 7th birthday. That was in February. I discovered that my mind does not cooperate when I'm setting blocks on point. I had all 3 million pieces laid out on the guest bed when I found out I was having overnight company. The brain kicked into gear and I got it put together. I was determined not to box up the pieces again!
|Since the boys live on a "farm" now we included barns, cows, pigs and horses.|
|This will be the backing.|
|Here's the seven year old at a recent family gathering. I think he must be up to something!|