Our family’s lives have been turned upside down recently. I share more of that later. This upheaval caused me to debate whether I should have my Quilty Hug Sew in. When it came down to it I decided I’d be happier sewing with friends than sitting on my pity pot. So yesterday morning my friends arrived, sewing machines hummed, pretty blocks were made and my spirits were lifted.
I remembered several people asked about this block from our last sew in. I thought I’d share how easy it is to make.
You will need 2- 2 1/2″ background squares, 2- 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ background rectangles, and 1- 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ print rectangle.
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of your 2 1/2″ background squares. Place a square on one end of your 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ print rectangle and sew on the line.
Repeat the process on the other side of your print rectangle.
Trim your seam allowance and press. Then sew this unit between the 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ background rectangles.
See easy, peasy. Make a bunch being careful to make sure you sew the diagonal line the same way each time. Then you can lay them out like this or experiment. They make a fun little quilt.
Now for the upset in my families lives. Last Wednesday my husband’s Uncle Doug passed away. Then on Friday his Uncle Bob. Uncle Bob was a famous jazz pianist. He played with Nat King Cole and for Judy Garland. He even used to play in the Playboy mansion for Hugh. Maybe they are having a jam session in heaven now. Our family loved hearing all his stories. Here is a little video of him of few years ago.
If that was not enough on Friday my sweet mother in law passed away after a rough four years battling lewy body dementia.
While this is a lot to take in over such a short period of time. We know they are in a better place and we are thankful they are not suffering anymore. I like to think they are missing us but so happy to be with those who’ve gone before.