Lucy Boston

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

3H & barometer

August! Already!!
The 3H time of summer is here -
not the 4H/fair time H's:
(though it is almost local fair time around here)
No, I'm talking the big 3H of August:
& humid...
You know, August & it's going back to school weather!
And speaking of weather,
I've been way under the weather - 
(though it's not been the weather causing my problems...)
I've not felt like doing anything, not computer, cooking, visiting blogs...
not even stitching!
That's my barometer of wellness:
you know I'm not well if I don't have a needle in my hand!

This week, finally, I did a little needle-turn applique...
I worked on the last installment of my "Flower Garden" hot pad blocks
for the four month, ongoing class at the LQS.  
From a request from the gals in the class, I've added a bonus month -
an extra pattern with FOUR blocks, not three.
This way they could choose to do the 
original 4 month/12 block layout
add the fifth, bonus month and have a 
16-patch layout of four across by four down...
Three HOT PAD blocks done! (above) and 
one (below) still needs some more needle-turn before it gets 
set on point, sashing added, layered, quilted, and bound.
I can't wait to see the class girl's projects!
They have all been up to date with the hot pad blocks each month,
and you can tell they are loving this project 
as much as I have enjoyed leading the class!

And, as I've mentioned before,
I LOVE hot pad block construction!
Finished little quilt with each block constructed!!
with the HOT PADS I've been working on, 
it's almost as if I'm feeling all better and 
back in the kitchen cooking, also!

Happy Stitching,
and Happy August, too!
Even with the 3H weather!


  1. nice hot pads and good to "see" you back again!

  2. I still haven't tried hot pad construction but intend to. I like that you will have a finished quilt with the last block.


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