Watching football this afternoon. Had such a busy day yesterday that I vowed to take it easy today. But I’m going to start a new baby quilt and thought that maybe some of you might be interested in making one, too.
Darla says “hi” from the barn.
I am making 3″ pinwheel blocks in turquoise and yellow.
I cut strips 3-7/8″ wide and laid two strips together, one of color A and one of color B, right sides together. Cut the two strips into 3-7/8″ squares and cut once diagonally.
Sew triangles into triangle squares. You will need 4 triangle squares for each pinwheel block.
Voila! One pinwheel done! You should be able to get 5 blocks per two-strip unit.
If you don’t want to make a whole quilt, just cut and sew a couple pinwheel blocks and pin your measurements to the block for future use. It’s a quick and easy block to make without much planning and with most any fabric. It’s one of my favorites.
And here are some books I’m reading. This book came from the library so I have to read it now – I was on a waiting list. It’s about Gander, Newfoundland on 9-11 when planes were rerouted to their city. I’ll report back when I’ve finished it.
I recently finished this book, Girl in Translation, and I loved it! I looked forward to bedtime when I could read it — about a young Chinese girl who came to America with her mother and the hardships they survived in their new country. Excellent story!
The next book I started was Sea Glass which I’m in the middle of right now. Also very good — takes place during the depression and follows the characters during a union strike at the mill where everyone worked. I will report on this one when I finish as well.
Guess I’m still tired after all my work pulling vines last week. I’m also mentally tired because my friend Gayle, the one who has MS at Concord Care Center, is declining and yet I never hear her complain. I pray she will be released from her disabled body soon. Oh, how I will miss her! I don’t know how she can lay there with her mind sharp, her body in ruins and not complain! I am quite sure I could not do it. This is our picture from August 2017.
Were all hoping for good farming weather next week! My goal is to clean my sewing room! It’s way past due.
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Tell me what good books you’ve read lately – let’s get a big discussion going – our own online book club!