One UFO quilt finished! It’s a Hoot Synchronized Squares.

Yea! One of the three UFO quilts is FINISHED! This was part of psiquilt’s Synchronized Squares quilt along. I used MoMo’s It’s a Hoot fabric, which I totally adore!

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Quilt Top finished ~ ps i quilt quilt along

The quilt top that was to only take 3 weeks to finish, is finally finished. I got some time to work on it the past few nights.

It took me a bit longer for a few reasons ~

1 – I work during the day
2 – My husband has been dragging me out of the house practically every night and weekend day.
3 – Just not feeling for this quilt ~ even though I LOVE the fabric! Love the fabric!
4 – I found it a total waste of neutral fabric so I was cutting out the backside of the blocks before cutting them in quarters.

Quilt Top ~ A four-patch with raw edges

Backside of block before cutting into quarters, where I cut it out and will use the saved fabric for something else ~

Fabric for the back of the quilt ~

Monday’s Rambles…just because I’m a bit scattered today

Big sigh. What a day here at work…6:30 am hit the ground running and it hasn’t stopped! I just keep focusing on the margarita I will be making myself when I get home. 🙂

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Over the weekend we stopped off at Lavender Ridge…and proceeded to get a $30 parking ticket “failure to obey traffic sign” ~ parking in the bike lane. WHAT?! I parked on the shoulder of the road! There is no Bike Path sign until you reach the bend in the road near the bridge! There is NO sign at the corner of 4th and Mayberry where I parked. Then on top of it…Lavender Ridge is EXPENSIVE! Patooey. I usually like to buy from local stores…but got so mad that I went to Lowes and bought myself a nice Hidcote lavender plant. It’s in a pot for now…I’ll plant it later next month at my new house when we move. I did love seeing all the bees on the lavender plants there…that was one good thing.

Hidcote Lavender ~ From Gorge Top Garden’s website:

A must have plant for anyone who is trying to create the cottage garden look. Lavender Hidcote is a compact plant growing to a height of only 14 inches, perfect for edging or creating a low growing hedge. Its beautiful blue-green foliage is evergreen and remains attractive throughout the year. The sweet perfumed fragrance of Lavender is strong in both the foliage and the gorgeous deep blue flowers. Flowers first begin to appear in mid July and continue to appear into the later parts of September.

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One of my faculty gave me a few tomato plants…this one is loading the maters on! It’s a cherry tomato plant of some sort. The biggest one is about 1″ round with the smallest being 1/8″ round. Also in pots…waiting for the move.

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Started back on the ps i quilt along (the one I shelved after realizing it had to be done in three weeks time…”easy peasy” for folks who don’t work outside the home, not so for folks who only have an hour at night every other day or so). I have the top left four sewn together…with the rest in pairs. Will try to work on it more tonight.

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Some more wildflowers from Verdi, NV area ~ along the Truckee river.

Chimney Ruins and foundation of Verdi Glen Resort & Verdi Timber Company.

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How I found Leo the other day…he’s such a bed hog.

Synchronized Squares Quilt Along ~ ps i quilt

Rachel at ps i quilt is hosting another quilt along ~ Synchronized Squares.

It’s being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop who will be awarding prizes for finished quilts that are posted in Rachel’s Flickr group! You can also get a discount for buying two layer cakes at FQS…see Rachel’s blog post for information.

I have a few layer cakes in my stash already…am thinking I’d use MoMo’s Odyssea or It’s a Hoot. Or I can use Riley Blake’s Feeling Groovy (I have a FQ bundle). Or maybe Sandy Gervais’s Frolic (also have a FQ bundle of that).

🙂