New Quilts for Independence Day: Civil War block and the Irish Chain
Hubby and I celebrated Independence Day yesterday, first with a very patriotic service at church, cook-out in the afternoon, and then fireworks last night. What a wonderful fireworks show the little town of Roanoke puts on. We elected to watch in front of one of the business on the highway instead of going into the park. A nice grassy area with other families and their excited children eager to see the fireworks.
So today was a kick-back day for us. I got a few little thing finished but it felt good to check them off my “To Do” list.
First I made Civil War block for this week, the Irish Chain. This has to be the easiest block of them all. Looking at my picture, the camera doesn’t lie. Look at how crooked the block in the lower right is. Have to change that.
Then I made two chemo caps for my yoga friend, Pam, who just had surgery in June and is starting chemo. Don’t think that these are Pam’s colors, but at least she will know that I am thinking of her and I can get more fabric this week. Please put Pam in your prayers.
Then while surfing blogs I saw that Karen at Anna Lena Land is having a Summer Bow Tie quilt along. Simple 6″ bow Tie blocks, make one a day, and by the first day of fall you will have 96 Bow Tie blocks. How simple is that. She has set up a Facebook page to make it easy to join in. I couldn’t refuse such an easy quilt along, so I joined. Take a look at the Facebook page and if you want to join in, just push
and your in.
I don’t know that I will make a large quilt, maybe several Little Blessing quilts for the hospital. There is something so fun about knowing that quilters from all over are working on the same project that you are.
Enjoy all the pieces of your life,