Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Where Did The Summer Go?

I can't believe it is August 31.  The nights are more consistently cooler, kids are going back to school and the leaves are beginning to show signs of the next season (assisted by the current draught situation).  It's been a lovely summer full of visitors, activities and time on the water.
The Splendid Sampler quilt along has been the most consistent sewing project of the summer.  I am just a little behind and feeling better how this is coming along.

Have you seen the #100days100blocks City Sampler QAL in Instagram?  Every day I see beautiful blocks from Tula Pink's City Sampler book.  This has encouraged me to finish the quilt top with the 100 beautiful blocks I made last year!  Deciding on a setting from the book, I have framed each block.  This is what my 100 blocks looks like today:

One of the highlights of the summer was a week long visit by my brother, his wife, daughter, her boyfriend and my brother's grandchildren.  It was so much fun having the two little kids to hang out with!  Amongst other "firsts" of this visit, the kids tried fishing for the first time. 
We also had a little craft time and, no surprise, I suggested drawing blocks to remember their New Hampshire vacation that I would make into a quilt.
Any suggestions or advice for incorporating these blocks made with fabric markers into a quilt?

As much as I will miss summer, September promises to be a little quieter month with more time for sewing!  Yay!

Linking up with Lorna's Let's Bee Social!


  1. If hey each have one block they drew, I would use it for the middle of a log cabin block using the colors from their drawings. If there are many maybe sash with different colors and set them improv style into some background fabric. Your lake is so beautiful!

  2. Your Splendid Sampler blocks are absolutely lovely! I love the scrappiness. Every block is different but meshes with the others perfectly. That first picture of the water is beautiful! :)

  3. What a great photo of the kids fishing. Summer is so divine, isn't it? Sounds like yours was special. I love the 100 blocks you are doing - want to see the finished piece when you are done.

  4. Such pretty pictures. Our summer has been especially humid and I'm welcoming fall, too. Your Splendid blocks are looking splendid!

  5. I'm glad your 1st summer living on the lake was wonderful :-) Your blocks look fantastic. I can't believe that when first heard about the sampler - I seriously considered joining in. Good thing I didn't; my year has been so so busy!
    I adore the fishes' eyelashes :-)
    happy sewing ~ Tracy

  6. Your 'splendid' blocks are looking great! And I really love that photo of the children fishing on the deck!

  7. Sounds like you had a great summer. Both sets of blocks look so pretty together.

  8. Wow those blocks are impressive! They are going to make an amazing quilt. Looks like you had a great summer up on the lake.


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