Friday, June 5, 2009

Harbor Town and a visit with Isaiah!

I am actually blogging 2 days in a row! LOL Will wonders never cease! I had a nice visit with our son, Isaiah, yesterday. He came and spent the afternoon with his mama. So I did not get as much done as I planned, but that is all right. I spent time with one of my babies. We checked the garden. It looks like everything is coming up. The zucchini and green beans are looking good. Then we went down to check on the chicks. (Sigh) He agreed with me. It looks like most of my banties are roosters. It figures. I lost one earlier this week. I think it was a little pullet. I just found it laying dead in their shed, no wounds or anything. So I guess we wait and see. After the chickens, Isaiah helped me carry clothes in off the line. We had a good visit.

I have been busy this morning. I made chicken noodle soup for Kevin, washed up all the dishes, and got all my chores done. Now I have the afternoon free for some quilting. (grin) I still need to finish pressing and cutting the blocks for the wild colored quilt along quilt. The quilt I am enjoying working on the most right now is a Thimbleberries pattern, called Harbor Town. This one has been fun. Here is a picture from the book, so you can see what it should look like.
Isn't this cute? Lynette Jensen has the same taste that I have. LOL I just love all of her patterns. I have the star blocks, wharf blocks and sailboat blocks all done and put together. I had a certain fabric that I wanted to use for the setting triangles. It needed to be cut 16 3/4 inches square, then cut in half diagonally. I was very careful and cut it 16 3/4 inches one way. I thought I was just as careful for cutting it the second way, but I cut it 15 3/4 inches. (Crying here!) Here is what I had intended to use. (of course, I had the fabric doubled when I cut it) Since I messed this fabric up, I had to go to my stash and try to find an alternative. What do you think about this one? I will probably end up using it. I have the picket fence border all cut and ready to sew. If I get it done in time today, I will probably work on the lighthouse block and house blocks. I may do them a little different than the pattern. I am thinking about making each house a different color instead of all the same. Maybe just different reds. I'll know as I start making them. LOL Here are fabrics for the borders. The beige is the picket fence, of course, then the blue and the final border will be the green. See, I told you I like matchy-match. LOL I know this is a short post, but the Harbor Town is calling my name. LOL Everyone have a good day. Thank you for visiting my blog and please come again.


blushing rose said...

Ummmm! I can't decide, they are all lovely. You have a real eye for designs. TTFN ~ Marydon

~Bren~ said...

Lynette Jensen shares my taste too!! ;)
I love that pattern and have the book it is in. I had thought of making it when my powder room was all nautical. I need to make some room in my house nautical cause I have the most awesome ships wheel mirror.
So glad you had some time with Isaiah.
I have not been quilting at all. Piecing yes, and my hand work project now is basting those 70 hexagons and 100 squares for my newest table runner. It is a nice project for watching tv. I have both grandkids overnight tonight and they got here at 12:30, so my time will be limited, I am sure.

Crispy said...

I think the checkered fabric is a good substitute. I HATE it when I cut something wrong and why is it that it's always the fabric that you can't get more of? Your Harbor Town project is lovely.


Kristie said...

I love that pink fabric that you have! I have the blue and green like it but did not see the pink! :(

Andrew just had 7 chicks to hatch last week and two more hens setting! Don't you just love farm life??? I sure do!!!

Nothing like fresh clean clothes off the line! Love that smell!

Have a wonderful day!

Laurie said...

Gee Winona I really "love" this quilt as well!!!! The colors are all awesome and you are doing a wonderful job. Totally love this quilt my friend :-)


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