If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Monday, January 23, 2017

What's Up 1.23.17

Been busy today but not much to show for it.



Last night worked on the friendship blocks.
 I'm down to 2 left, when I realize that I had not made one for myself. These blocks were given to me at the end of my term as President of a local quilt guild, so of course I hadn't made one. So I'll make mine and another for to say the guild and year.



That will make 35 blocks altogether. 
I put up on the wall the ones that are completed but some still need to be trimmed. The blocks are 9 1/2 unfinished.
I'm not good at figuring out the finished size of the top so have no idea right now the size it will end up. 
Not too big though.



I was going to sew some of the Retro Air-Ship Propeller, had some paired up and ready. 

But got side tracked with cooking, cleaning and planning next month's stash busters quilt.

I know, you're thinking my goodness she has already shown two projects and she planning another. 



Yes.....I'm crazy.
It will be a blue and white quilt. My favorite color combo and this is the fabric I picked out. 




And this is the pattern we were given at the last meeting.






I also said yesterday I would tell how the Orange Marmalade turned out.  As much as I can tell it looks as though it's setting up. The taste is really pleasant, right amount of sweetness and not bitter.



Was a small batch, 2 pints and 3 half pints.
Such a pretty color, I used Cara Cara Oranges that have a slight pinkness to the pulp but not as dark as a Blood orange.

13 comments:

  1. The blue and white quilt looks like it's going to be really awesome. Looks like you got a lot done, I love days like that!

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    1. I'm thinking the same thing. Eager to see it made.

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  2. You really did get a lot done, love the stunning fabric choices for the blue and white quilt. The marmalade looks impressive too.

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    1. Thank you and it taste pretty good. I'm planning on scones to go with it.
      Sounds yummy

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  3. Your marmalade looks great! I know that I and others keep saying that you work so fast and do so much, and this post illustrates that again! Really, you do such great things!

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    1. You are too kind. Just been lucky to have time lately to get a few things done.

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  4. when I get back home I need to get back to work on the retro air ship blocks - been extremely lazy on that quilt. I tried making orange marmalade a few years ago but I didnt care for the recipe I used I guess because as it was all eaten-eventually, I never made it again. Just me to eat it so it is very much easier to just occasionally purchase a jar

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  5. Your friendship blocks look great, what a lovely idea! And I love your fabrics in the propeller block, this will look stunning!

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    1. I too like 30's reproduction fabric. I find it cheery

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  6. Those friendship blocks are going to make such a pretty quilt. You can cuddle under it and eat some of that delicious looking marmalade and biscuits! :) Thanks for sharing on Main Crush Monday!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing for the marmalade.

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  7. You've made good progress on the friendship blocks. That will be finished before you know it. Love the your new stash buster project! That's going to be gorgeous with those fabrics.

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  8. Love your signature block quilt. What a treasure. Orange marmalade, yummmmm!

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