Arbor Day in LaPorte

I got my True Blues, Vintage Revival finished on Monday! Wahoo!
It was sure tricky getting all those points matched up but while working with the rows, I finally figured out a little trick that eased the trouble of those puppies! Happy that it is now finished and I like it!

3 sections

pre-border

True Blue, Vintage Revival done

I thought if you were thinking about this kit and if you consider yourself a pointless quilter here’s another layout that would eliminate it all together. You could sash each block in white and then make the flip and sew the tips to create a sawtooth star in the corner in the blue and it would look GREAT, plus it would make it a little bigger!

The pattern only calls for a 1.5-inch border just to frame it but you could also increase that a little more to help balance should you decide to add the sashing. I have some kits at the shop if you are interested.

I wanted to share my cute little dump truck that is on the front porch of the shop – it’s my little welcome wagon! Excuse my little plant in the background, it froze and I decided to cut it back, I wasn’t sure how or if it would come back that way, but it is coming along nicely. Plus the part I cut off, I put in water to root and I was able to plant it today! I thought it was exciting! ha!

my dump truck with bottles and flags

Now that the True Blues are put away it was time to pull out my Swell Christmas by Urban Chiks. I sewed up 13 blocks yesterday of Block A and today I sewed up 13 blocks of Block B. They sure are cute! I also have some of these kits for sale too.

Swell Christmas pattern

Block A

Block B ready for thread

Block B

my blocks, ready for rows

I know it’s not the real Arbor Day, but it is for me in relation to what happened at the retreat house today.

David has been painting the different sections all week and today is the installation of our new arbor!

painting process

David did a great job and I think it looks great! Now we get to put the finishing touches on everything.

David beginning the arbor install

a view of the arbor

another view of the arbor

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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