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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

3 - 3 - 3

The 4th was a rainy, stormy day here but in between the storms I did get a little sewing done. Not anything towards my weekly goals but then that is just how it goes sometimes. First I worked on my rainbow challenge blocks. July's color is blue. I have been making three blocks of each color.

Here is my blue. I still have plenty of blue 2.5 inch squares left over so if I need another odd block I can make another blue easily. I had missed the month that was aqua/turquoise and I really didn't think I had enough variety to do more than one block if I could even get one. Each block requires 20 squares, however when I was cutting strips for the Scrappy Trip Around the World block I had a lot of this color strips in the drawer. I would cut my 16 inch required for that block and cut the rest of the strip in 2.5 inch squares. I had also come across some smaller pieces of this color in my fat quarter cabinet so I tackled this color as well and was able to get my three.

While it was storming and I had my machine unplugged, I trimmed some of the purple and white HST's for the Jacob's Ladder blocks and when the storm passed I sewed up three of these blocks.

I also did a little cleaning and putting way during some of the storm time so it was a fairly productive holiday. Last night I did get started whipping down the binding on that king size embroidery quilt but in 2 hours of stitching I barely got one side done, more to do tonight.

Happy Stitching,



  1. Your blue scrap blocks are beautiful. They would make a gorgeous quilt just by themselves. We need rain here... it's been a while!

    1. thanks wish I could send you some of this rain

  2. Hi Teresa,
    Oh my - I love the blue blocks but especially the teal/turquoise ones. And the Jacob's ladders look cool - love the purple trying them together. Sometimes it is nice to have a storm when you can accomplish many things like you did. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Oh my love these pieces you showed today, especially the blue and white rainbow challenge would love to see a whole quilt in those blue and white and teal and white blocks!!!!! Your Jacobs blocks are looking lovely and fresh you sure are on a roll. Cheers Glenda

  4. Yes I am having trouble waiting on the next color in the rainbow challenge, not exactly sure how I am going to set them together