Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Sunday, June 24, 2012

County Fair is Coming!

Decided to make a fair themed wall hanging for our County Fair this year.  The theme of the fair is "Hog Diggity Dog it's Fair Time".  Decided to use some of my brown fat quarters for the 36 patch squares.  It makes me think of the fields from an aerial view.  Had to get the piggy in there too and his friends of course.  Just finished it this afternoon.  I am still squeezing quilting in between work, yard work, gardening, and other commitments.  I hope you all get out and enjoy your county fair.  I can tell you that the people behind the scenes who work so hard to make the fair happen would appreciate your support.  So, have fun this summer.  I will continue to blog in between other things.

Wallhanging is hanging out in one of my lilac bushes.

Used some henp for the cow's tail.

So where's the beef?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Craftsy June Blocks of the Month

With lawn & garden season upon us I find myself with less time to sew.  I have been sewing clothing this past month but did start my fair wall hanging.  I also finished my Craftsy June blocks of the month.  So many quilts, so little time (during these months).  Still using only fabric that I have in my stash for the Block of the Month course.  However, I did recently buy some fabric at the Cotton Shop in Provo.  Had a coupon and they had clearance fabric.  What can I say?  Anyway, these are the current blocks from Craftsy.  Have a great June everyone.  I may be slow at blogging for the summer months, but you know how that goes.

The block on the left is called the Greek Cross and the one on the right is the Octagon.  You may find these block patterns under other names in the quilt block pattern books.