August Update

July was a busy month which included some traveling to Maine, my home state.  We visited Fort Knox, on Verona Island, among other things.

Loaded Cannon at Fort Knox

We did a little hiking on Mount Desert Island (MDI)

Overlooking Somes Sound

and had a few lovely meals, like a great lobster roll at the Quiet Side Cafe (mentioned here) in Southwest Harbor, and an amazing dinner at Primo, in Rockland  (A lobster poached in butter is a thing of beauty on many levels), which we first heard of on No Reservations on Travel Channel.  Tony wasn’t kidding.  The place is terrific.

Now that we’re back at home in the heat and humidity of Minnesota, I’m back to working on some fiber projects.  When last we left the wedding quilt, I was about to assemble the first big group of blocks.  That step is now complete:

Steps 4 and 5, now sewn and pressed.

This past week or so, I’ve been using Triangle Paper to make some half square triangles.  I think now I’m in Step 6’s collection of sub-steps, which involves making 72 half square triangles, then sewing pairs together, then making the following four-patches.

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These are the centers of the next group of big blocks.  I’ve moved onto the next sub-step in Step 6, which involves making a bucket load of larger half square triangles.  I’m really hoping I can get most of the units assembled before the WAQG fall retreat in September.  I’m hoping that I can get the top done by then.  I think it might even be possible…..

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