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Getting Caught Up

I’ve been missing in action here on the blog and at home.  I had a little escape to the Utah Quilt Guild’s annual Quilt Fest.  I meant to get some posts up before I left but obviously that did not happen.  I was busy getting things ready for a class I was taking, hand work ready to do while I volunteered, lists for the family to make sure things ran smoothly while I was away, and a few projects to work on in my spare moments. 

Speaking of lists I had to laugh when a young mother in my class said her hubby forgot to take her son to preschool.  And again when in a lecture by Sally Collins and she mentioned a lady in one of her classes that had left such detailed lists on what her hubby was to do while she was gone that when she called home he said he didn’t have time to talk to her, it wasn’t on the list.

So besides getting in some good laughs, learning new things, and making new friends.  I was able to get caught up on my 15 minute play BOM blocks.

They were really fun to make and caught the eye of several quilters in the open sew area while I worked on them. 

I’m thinking I might go back a redo a few of my earlier ones.  Because even though I like the blocks I feeling that I want them all to have the same background fabric.

Then to figure out how to put them together and have the quilt done by Dec. for the challenge and voting.  Weather I win in the challenge or not I’ll be a winner with this happy scrappy quilt.


  • Miki Willa says:

    Your BOM blocks are wonderful. I am redoing all my early blocks, so basically starting over. Yours are very inspirational.

  • Wonky Girl says:

    Glad you are back! I like the blocks, hate to see you do them over. Maybe just use the background fabrics already used and no new ones? I like quilts with different backgrounds. But that's just me 😉

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    I've always love the jar blocks. Love your colors and blocks.

  • Mrs.Pickles says:

    great blocks. I love the colours!

  • Deanna says:

    Love it! The "jar" looks like it is stuffed with scraps. What a happy look!

    ps–quilt heading your way. finished the top this weekend. You can see it on my blog.

  • Thimbles and Threads Quilt Shop says:

    A scrappy quilt can have scrappy backgrounds too – maybe if you use 3 or 4 different ones? Love them all and wouldn't change a thing. Glad to hear you had a fun and inspiring Quiltfest. That's what it's all about!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love those happy scrappy blocks! Glad you had a good time at Quilt Fest – it sounds totally fun 🙂

  • hetty says:

    I love how you used your 'made' fabric for the pieces of your blocks! Great idea! I think I am going to borrow that one! I love the jar of scraps too. Such a fun block.

  • Lynn says:

    Love these blocks! I like the story of the woman's husband, so funny.

  • Cathy says:

    I love your blocks. I haven't done the bug jar block yet. Hugs

  • Needled Mom says:

    I just love the scrap blocks. I loved the husband's response about not having time to talk.

    That salsa looks mighty yummy. My boys always wanted me to make extra pickles for them to take to college. Only problem was that I lost A LOT of canning jars that first year.

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