Quilt with first border

The Making of Things

Apparently I have just missed National Jelly Roll day. I had read that it was coming . . . like the infamous winter, but failed to plan accordingly. No matter. There has been a making-of-things going on, sometimes sporadic but still a slow march forward.

My daughter requested a couple of these as decorations for her shop. She had come across an older episode of the DIY dish from Season 4: “How to Make a Dress Form Mannequin Pin Cushion.” I made two but somehow neglected to get a photo of the second one. I sent over the barebones version of the forms for my daughter to embellish as she saw fit. I think she did a great job!

Dress form pincushion

I also finished a baby quilt as a gift for a co-worker. Another photography glitch it seems. I have an in-progress photo but not a finished photo. This is a disturbing trend.

Baby quilt

In progress at the moment is another quilt, this one a comfortable snuggle-up-with-a-book size. I know it’s a thing to name our quilts, but I have a devil of a time coming up with them. Maybe inspiration will strike by the time it is finished.

Here’s what the block parts look like before coming together—simple four patches and half-square triangles. According to Jinny Beyer’s The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns there seems to be several possible names for this block or its variations, including Buckeye Beauty (Practical Needlework, ca. 1906), The Sickle (Kansas City Star, 1936), and Double Four Patch (Birmingham News, 1939).

Block in progress

Here are a few completed blocks.

Finished blocks

And the first border on!

Quilt with first border

The garden has been making things, too.

Pepper from the garden

 

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