I adore local strawberries, that only just arrived in the grocery store this past week, so making the runner helped me be a bit patient waiting for the real ones to arrive. I found the pattern for the strawberry block HERE and made two of them!
The same week I was making the strawberries, I noticed a pineapple runner in Quilting Quickly, the May-June edition, 2018. The pattern by Paige Alexander took no time to put together. It is also amazing how many yellows I was able to find in my stash!
And finally, the watermelon! For this one, I just googled watermelon quilts and found what I wanted HERE. I haven't added the seeds yet. May look for some tiny buttons or do some embroidery.
With all the summertime sewing, I decided to update a box we have on our front deck. Woodworker Hubby made this for me years ago when we had both milk deliveries and paper deliveries. It may be obvious that I painted this during the age of tole painting!
I've been enthralled by the beauty of barn quilts, so I decided to make my own little version.
I found a picture of the Ohio Star block done in these colours in the February 2018 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.
I googled a few sites to get some ideas on how to paint the door, then painted the white as a basecoat and used painter's tape to make my block and checkerboard.
It was so easy to do, I have plans to make another larger one for the door in our fence to the backyard.
The June block in Edyta Sitar's Patches of Blue BOM was a pretty one, so I got right to it when it was released mid-June. The block is called Shimmering Snow, pretty appropriate since the highlands of Cape Breton actually had a bit of snow in June. I guess we are half-way through with this BOM.
I love working with my blue and cream fabrics, so I decided to finish my Winter Village quilt top, another pattern by Edyta Sitar. I plan to quilt this one myself if I can manage to sandwich it sometime soon.
And just to let you know, I don't sew and quilt all day long...I sew, I quilt, I watch TV, and I walk! With the nicer weather finally here, I walk on the boardwalk at the Port Hawkesbury Waterfront. This was my view the other morning.
I'll be participating in a couple of quilt shows coming up. Have a peek at the posters and if you are in the area, be sure to drop by!
Thanks so much for dropping by to see what I've been up to. It's a great day for quilting!