Friday, August 5, 2011

Hello August

How could it be August already. Wasn't it just May a couple of weeks ago? This summer is flying by. Anyways, I usually do a lot of sewing in the summer but this year for some reason I haven't done much. It has been a beautiful summer here in NH and I have been out and about a lot and then I was gone from home a lot of July on assorted vacations so there has not been a lot of progress on some of my projects. I have been sewing on the Fig Tree pattern I wrote about here. I got all the pairs of fabrics sewn together and corners sewn on. Here's a great product review to sew on those squares to get those corner triangles-get yourself an Angler 2. It makes the job so much easier.

Then I sewed up some of the "petal" components to see how it was going to look and I like what I see so far. I was a littel worried about the background fabric being too busy but when you see it in person it looks kind of lacy and I like it a lot.
So this quilt seems to be going together nicely so I'm sure I'll be working on it here and there. I will actually be in Maine next week for another vacation-yes I know, it's a burden to go on so many vacations in one summer but someone has to do it. Plus while in Maine I get to go to one of my favorite quilt shops, Alewives. I think they put together some of the most amazing fabric bundles and I can't wait to see what treasures they have waiting for me. They have a good website too so check it out. See you soon!


  1. I LIKE it! That is going together nicely. What are you doing with all those triangles that come off the leaves?

  2. What a wonderful quilt! Glad you're having a wonderful summer!

  3. The Angler is one of my favorite tools! Now, if I could only remember which box it is packed in! I have had to resort to drawing lines on squares to make my half square triangles! Love your blocks.


I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.