Thursday, June 30, 2022

Monthly color challenge July 2022


I am so glad to be joining up with Jen @ for another monthly color challenge.    Each month this year, Jen has used a spice for the monthly theme.   This month the spice is sumac.  This is a spice that I have never used.   So, I looked it up and learned that it is a spice used most commonly in Middle Eastern cuisine.  It's the 5th most used middle eastern spice trailing behind cumin, nutmeg, cardamom, and turmeric.  

It complementnts both smoky and herbal elements. 

This month's color is purple.   I love purple it is one of my favorite  colors.   

This block is very easy to do.   Be  sure to  visit Jen this month to get the free pattern.  You can get the pattern by going to  

One of the things I do when working on a square in a square, I like to take my triangle piece and fold it in half to find the center, and do the same with my squares. 

Be sure to visit the other bloggers and see what they did:






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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Here comes the Sun bloghop


Well, it is my day on the blog hop.    I am so glad that Carol @ join in.   I had already planned what I was going to do, and someone else had the same idea.   Oh well.   I will still share the project.  

As I am sitting here writing this post, I am typing fast, as we had a storm come in and I lost power.   That is okay, because we need the rain.   My daughter who doesn't live far from me texted me and said that it looks like a river is running down her street.  So as it is cloudy and rainy , there is no sunshine, not even one of our gorgeous Utah sunsets, so I will share a couple of things with you, that will give us sunshine.  

First is this Sunbonnet Sue block.   I am doing this by hand and I love it.  I am doing hand applique.   I love hand applique, because I can take it with me, wherever I go.    I am doing a wall hanging and then will do a quilt.   These will be samples for a class I will be teaching at the Quilters Heritage Festival in Richfield Utah in October.  

Next up is this quilt I put together.  I am going to do different designs in the small rectangles and use it for a class called How do I quilt this that I am applying to teach at retreats and at quilt guilds.   I was just ready to start quilting in one of the long rectangles with a darker yellow 💛 thread, when the power flickered.  Then when it came back on I thought okay, now I will quilt.   Nope. We lost it again.  

Here are a few shots of some of the quilting I have done with this quilt. 

I hope you will check out all the other bloggers for this hop.  There are some great ideas.