Monday, July 28, 2014

Progress and Backyard Friends

 I'm plugging away at the wedding ring quilt. I'm chain piecing 10 arcs at a time, which takes me about 90 minutes. So far, I'm getting 20 arcs done each day.

It's nice to see the pile of finished arcs growing!

On Sunday, I decided to take a break from the arcs and took out the Farmer's Engineer's Wife project. The last time I pieced any of these blocks was in March! I grabbed a bag full of recent scraps and cut out the next 12 blocks (#27-48). I got six of them pieced, in no particular order. The dark ones don't really go with the rest, but I like them anyway. The blue one is from my mother's tote that she carries every day now. And the olive and red one reminds me of Pete, with little bits of marpat desert camo.

These little cuties are growing up! There are plenty of yummy weeds for them to eat in our backyard. When they are feeling bold, they eat the day lily buds right up next to the house.

Bill spotted this praying mantis on the dining room window. Isn't it a great color?

 I'll spare you the pic of the scary looking stag beetle that was in my bathroom. It scared the crap out of me! I texted a pic to my husband at work and he assured me it was harmless.


WoolenSails said...

The wedding ring quilt is going to be gorgeous, beautiful fabrics and shades. I haven't seen our deer lately, but lots of rabbits. We paddled at Burlingame and saw a hawk fly off with a squirrel though.


sophie said...

I am in awe of your disciple to get all those arcs pieced. The colors are wonderful, as I am sure the quilt will be.

margaret said...

the wedding ring quilt is a very big project, looking good too. Love the engineers wife blocks and you seem to have plenty of wild life to watch as you are going about your stitching

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing the wedding quilt grow!

Pat G said...

Love the colors for the wedding ring quilt, Tina! What's Julia working on this summer?

Sarah said...

Very pretty colours in your wedding ring quilt. Is it going to be a white background? It will look stunning.