Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Walking on the Traditional Quilt Side, Piecing, Borders and Berries and Cauliflower

Pieced strips for a border.

First border sewn on in Kona cotton solid ice peach.

Another border sewn on in Kona cotton solid snow.

More piecing HSTs together.

On my walk, blackberries after a rain.

Oregon Grape leaves, gorgeous red and green.

Happy Tuesday!

from the Pacific NW where we're having thundershowers and rain off and on today.
It's blackberry season and the local farmer markets are loaded with produce.

I brought home a huge head of cauliflower and that lasted us several days. I lightly steam the cauliflower and then we dip it in blue cheese dressing or babaganoush.

This week I've been sewing on borders and piecing HSTs. I'm in the mood to get some quilt tops done. Slow but sure progress.

Stop in and visit Barbara Brackman's Material Culture blog. I enjoy the quilt history and stories she 
researches and writes about and the photos.  I think the traditional side of quilting is culturally fascinating.

And that's the news from the shire where it's rainy and misty and progress is being made.
Have a great week and remember to celebrate and visit local farmer markets.

I'll be by to visit.


Queeniepatch said...

Talking a walk in the rain is nice when you can get home to cauliflower cheese, in a new version. Dipping the florets in blue cheese dressing sounds delicious.
Rainy days are also good for quilting, and you have been at it!

Ann said...

Wish we'd get some rain. Working on several quilts at once is a good decision. I like that they all keep moving forward.

Janie said...

Yes, a rainy day is a good time to putter around inside and get a little done here and a little done there.
And when the rain lets up I get out for a quick walk in the mist, it's a kind of wonderland.

Pamela said...

Great progress on all your projects. The blackberries look delicious!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

mmmm- those blackberries look yummy! We don't have much fruit at our local market but there are lots of vegetables and we've been stuffing ourselves with corn on the cob for several weeks now.

Janie said...

Corn on the cob is so good, that's what I'll buy next at the market!
Thanks for reminding me.

Kaja said...

I've been freezing blackberries, ready for the depths of winter (and eating a few as I went). Looks like you are forging ahead with your quilts.