I got these little stacks and I like them, all I need to do now is attack the strip sets and see how they turn out, as for the large block, I still do not like it so may have to persevere with the ripper. Big Sigh!
I also set to and made the block for my swap.
I am afraid that although it is better I still do not like it. I have decided that the components are just too big for my taste, so I am going to repeat the block on a smaller scale.
I had a little stack of "bonus" HST blocks,
I like these, which proves my theory, and the myth, size does matter!!!
They are pressed and waiting to be trimmed, a job that I do not really enjoy.
I had a quick look in the garden and the herbs are really loving this weather.
You can just see the three wise monkeys hiding in there along with an elderly Koala clinging to his branch.
I am going to cut and sew the rest of my Orange fabrics with some Aqua and Grey into small blocks, I will then look for a background to make them stand out. I intend to make them into a single size quilt.
Talking about quilts, I watched the latest tutorial from The Missouri Quilt Co. yesterday and have to make one myself. It requires a white Honey Bun, rather than go on line and order some I put it off until today.
BIG MISTAKE. They are out of stock, so I trawled the net for 20 minutes and NOTHING. Not a sausage, not even a sniff of one. Yes I could cut them myself and I do cut Jelly Rolls but these little treats are only 1 1/2" wide and the margin of error is high, I could find myself wasting more fabric than I use.
So if any of you know where I can get them please let me know.
I am making meatloaf for dinner, we will have it with mashed potato and baked beans. Comfort food, I think it is the US version of Cottage Pie and we love it, I make enough to have some cold for sandwiches.
Tomorrow we are having Pork Shoulder in a tomato and chilli sauce, it is marinading now and will be in the slow cooker in the morning.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A garden full of good things.
2. The empty laundry basket.
3. My Swap Block done and ready to post.
4. Ben, lying behind me on the sofa back snoring gently.
5. The Lincolnshire wild cherry plums are ripening, yum yum.
These little plums are about the size of a Cherry Tomato, shaped like a cherry but with the oval stone of a plum. They are sweet, juicy, delicious and best of all FREE.
I am about to enjoy a mug of tea, Fran is in the kitchen, and then I will put the oven on,i need to make some scones and maybe some cup cakes. TTFN Pam