Last week we rented a beach house in Galveston with our kids, grandkids and dogs. We enjoyed sand, surf, grilling, kite flying, sand castle building, seashell hunting and each other! A wonderful time was had by all!
This week I’ve been recuperating 🙂 and catching up on all the blocks of the week, blocks of the month, etc. that I’ve fallen behind on. So… on with the show!
First up, Barbara Brackmans Threads of Memory Block of the Month. The pattern can be found on Barbara’s Civil War Quilts Blog. This is the 5th month and the block is called Madison Star commemorating Delia Webster who was active in the underground railroad. Here is my Madison Star.
I have four weeks of Austen Family Album blocks to share. This is another Barbara Brackman BOW and the patterns can be found on her Austen Family Album blog. Each week information about Jane Austen, her family and England during her era are presented. This is block 6 in the series and is called Empire Star:
Week 7 is called Philadelphia Block:
Here is week 8 – Eliza’s Star.
And the most recent, block 9, is London Roads:
All month, before, during and after our beachy vacation I’ve been working on the Le Jardin hand applique block. These are NOT quickies!
And, finally, last but not least, the Carol Doak Scrap Scramble Block of the month (or actually Blocks of the month – as there is almost always more than one block). I did not realize until I took the photo that these are sailboats! I probably would have made the light blue less flowery, but I like them anyway! Crazy flowery sailboats with a flowery sea and sky with puppy dog masts :-).
Hopefully I will get back to you with more blogs this month – last month was crazy so you only got one update all month. Stay tuned and have a great summer!