Construction Zone

How was your lucky Friday? I always like to think that 13 is a lucky number, but I must admit I didn’t leave the house until late. However, It has been a rough week, Sunday our guild and quilting community lost a very talented quilter and friend, Sue Garmen. It is hard to put into words what an asset she was in the quilting world, she inspired us in so many ways and left behind her beautiful works for us to continue to marvel at and her patterns give us a little bit of her in our homes. To say she will be missed is quite the understatement. Thank you, Sue for leaving us in good hands!

Sunday I worked on my Lori Holt, Farm Girl Vintage blocks trying to push to the finish. I got 6 blocks done over the weekend.

my watermelon block

my watermelon block

I got the embroidery finished on the blocks that needed it and it sure made a difference. Wahoo, another step closer to finishing.

the ones that needed to be embroidered

the ones that needed to be embroidered

I worked on my Primitive Gatherings, Among Friends. David was kind enough to pull papers and I got them all pressed and ready for construction. It seems I have a love/hate relationship with half-square triangles.

I guess some of you may have seen that Primitive Gatherings is keeping us on our toes and issued another sew-along, this time with half-square triangles. I must admit, at first I felt like “hear-no-evil, see-no-evil and say-no-evil”. After all, I still need to finish Among Friends but it didn’t take that long to cave to being in the group. I mean, really how hard can 16 half-squares be. LOL! Not to mention the fact that in all actuality, one could plan ahead and have the half-squares done and just wait for the layout for construction.

I decided to use only 2 fabrics and do a finished 6-inch block. However, one of my good friends told me that I should do all 3 sizes. Wasn’t that nice of her?!? I didn’t think so. Ha!

block 2 of triangle gatherings

block 2 of triangle gatherings

I do enjoy a challenge, so I thought I would try a small one and do it in the negative color way. I was going to do the 3-inch blocks but some how I ended up with smaller blocks than I intended. I will be doing 2-inch blocks, I’m not sure how many I will do, but they sure are cute!

block 2 and 3 and their 2 inch babies

block 2 and 3 and their 2 inch babies

Construction at the retreat house is coming along, they are getting siding up and it sure does change the complexion of it. They have the south and east sides done, now for the other two sides.

south side

south side

east side

east side

Friday, I got my last block on my Farm Girl Vintage quilt done. I decided to put in a little sewing machine. I think all farms had sewing machines, right! This was a free download from Pink Simplicity.

my sewing machine block

my sewing machine block

Now it is time to put this quilt put together. I guess tomorrow is border time!

working on rows

working on rows

all of my blocks are now one!

all of my blocks are now one!

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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3 Responses to Construction Zone

  1. Lori says:

    Looks great!!!!

  2. Starla says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Sue. She had such an amazing talent.

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