I had won this design wall last fall at the retreat I attended but never got it on the wall until this week ,I had to make room for it to fit but it sure is a great thing to have ,I still need to put a hook in the center so it doesn't droop down but my mission was to get it up ;-) .As you can see I have my Henrietta Whiskers blocks and to the right of them is a black and white star block called Dorothy's star ,I had made this for a swap that required black and white and one bright so of course that is the yellow .Well.... that block is a perfect 12 .25" not 12.5" as required so I had to make a new block but chose a new pattern , mostly because I made more mistakes making this one than enough turning those yellow pieces in the wrong direction but I do love the block .All the little blocks I have made as my attempt at doing the Farmers Wife , however I do not have that book so have been using one called "Around the block with Judy Hopkins" , it has over 200 blocks and each block gives directions for many sizes . I will admit that doing a 6"block compared to a 12"block is a little more challenging but I just think they are so cute .I have challenged the girls that I quilt with on Tuesdays to follow along doing two blocks each week part of our challenge is to use the scraps we have , not to go out and purchase any fabric for this quilt so you will see lots of different fabrics used in mine ,funny thing is that even with all the hexies , crazy patch blocks and now these my stash is not going down at all , hmmm what could be the problem ?
Talking about crazy blocks , here is my block for this week , it is just 5.5" as I made this for Betsy for her Things I love quilt so will be sending this off real soon , hope you like it Betsy , thought since you started me on this journey of making these blocks it was a perfect fit for you .
Finally I made these two bags from fabric I purchased at Frenchies , the store I have mentioned before, it is basically like an op shop ,anyway this fabric probably cost me $1 , I didn't watch her when she rang it in but thought it would make great bags , it is a drapery fabric I would say so lots of body , the bag on the left is a tote which I lined with some cute fabric and put some pockets in , a perfect bag for taking to the farmers market on Sat. , the second bag is basically a grocery tote , large and very sturdy for carrying all those goodies from the store we all need to survive .I use cloth bags all the time for groceries sometimes to the cashiers dismay as the handles don't stay put when she is filling the bag but hey I much rather use them than plastic any day .
I can't believe I can say this but it is sunny for the third day in a row , YEAH! I have lots to do today as tomorrow morning my beautiful granddaugthers Alyssa and Caitlin arrive with their mom Diane and will be visiting with us for three weeks so if I am missing you will know why , we are so looking forward to this visit we haven't seen them in two years so I expect to see quite a change . Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by . hugs Sheila