Summer is officially here! One of the things I love about it is the summer produce. We are so lucky to live in an area with an abundance of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. The apricot stand near our house just opened and the nectarines, peaches and berries are in full swing. Time to start making jams and cobblers!
I just pulled out my Summer Fun wall hanging and it’s so bright and happy. If you’d like to make one, you can find a series of free tutorials at my Summer Fun QAL from 2018. I’m working on turning these into one cohesive pattern which should be available in a few weeks.
I’m still finishing up a sample for a new pattern that is long overdue. It’s a 3-in-1 pattern that is a great skill builder. Outside of that, there are so many BOM’s and QAL’s going on right now and I wish I could do them all! I recently finished block 7 of Red at Night 2 that I’m co-teaching at The Granary Quilt Shop. I just received my packet of instructions and material for the Strawberry Garden Mystery Sampler from Fig Tree Quilts, so I’ll be working on that too.
I just discovered that the Moda Bake Shop is doing a free Summer in the Garden quilt along. It just started last month and will include 12 blocks and 6 bonus blocks with a garden theme. I wish I could join this one, but I know the time commitment doesn’t fit into my schedule. But maybe it will for you!
Aside from quilting, we visited my daughter and her partner in Seattle for a long weekend. We missed the nice weather, but I did get to visit Poulsbo with just the girls for a day. It’s a cute Norwegian town just East of Seattle. It definitely reminded me of Norway in weather and Scandinavian charm. I also experienced my first ferry ride in the states.
Last weekend we celebrated Father’s Day with our youngest daughter at a beautiful winery in the Santa Cruz mountains. The weather was perfect and the setting is just gorgeous. It really felt like we were in Italy! Molto bello!
This week I’m going to take a break from quilting for a little bit and enjoy the summer. I’ll have plenty of quilting updates to share later next week. Happy Summer!