Sunday, March 10, 2013

Week 6: Mystery Quilt

For my new followers, I have been doing a Mystery Quilt via Facebook for some family and friends.  I have been posting the directions on here.  I think I have all the weeks labeled as "Mystery Quilt".

Week 6: This week is the opposite of last week. Using the LIGHT/DARK half-square triangle units and the LIGHT/MEDIUM four-patches, make 25 of Block B. The dark portion of the HSTs should be to the outer corner of the block and the medium squares of the 4-patch should make a diagonal line through the block. The finished block should measure 6-1/2" square. Next week we will get the final instructions and I will provide the link to the website this comes from.

I may be back later to edit this with a photo or two. The weather (rain!) and the time change are really slowing me down.  I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact I stayed out until midnight on Thursday in order to watch Oz, The Great and Powerful after my very busy work week.   Then, on Friday I went to the quilt show.  I usually go on Thursday and there are fewer people.  It was a little too busy for my taste.  I was nice, though.  I didn't push, shove or speak rudely to anyone.

There were several fiber artists there.  I think I could get into spinning.  I don't knit but I do crochet.  Just what I need, another hobby.  I was telling my MIL about it and she asked if I wanted a spinning wheel.  Turns out her cousin's husband started making them for his wife and daughters (who I went to kindergarten with!).  She was just sure that he would make me one and that they are beautiful.  Another chapter to that story is my DIL shears sheep.  I bet she could get me some wool.  This is like a rabbit warren I have fell in.

On another front, my husband and I bought one another a Primo Ceramic Grill for Christmas.  Friday night he wanted pizza .... on the grill.  My son's girl friend was here.  At one point I looked at her and said, "Isn't pizza supposed to be easy?"

She said, "It is if you order it like most people."

I don't.  I make my own crust and sauce. I grate my own cheeses and then there is the assembly and cooking.  It was our first try and my husband made an error in judgement.  I questioned and he told me it would be alright.  I can cook well but apparently if you put charcoal in a ceramic bowl the man knows more than me.  That would be why one edge was decidedly black!

Enough rambling.  I have so much to say but I should start DOING.  Today I am going to make chicken Alfredo lasagna and bake some bread on the Primo.  I think I will try a focaccia.

Keep Stitchin'!


1 comment:

  1. Yeah! All caught up and ready to sew! Thanks, Mary. I can't wait to see how this turns out.


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