"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

It's a Picnic Blog Hop My Day- July 19th

This month's project used fabrics that I'd bought both as a scrap bag and as  the last remnant of fabric on clearance at my local quilt store.

Cozies were made with fabrics I thought appropriate for picnics.   Now lest you think cozies are only good for hot stuff.....not so!   Here in Phoenix, when it is pushing close to 120 degrees, this is the time of the year to use cozies to help keep your bowls of ice cream cold longer while you eat it....well, unless you really enjoy drinking melted ice cream.  ;-)

First up was this set made with beer themed fabric.   One side was pieced with scraps of 2 different fabrics from a scrap bag bought about a year ago.  The second side was made from a remnant that was bought later. While I don't drink beer, I know lots of people do.  

The second set of cozies were made from a panel that was bought as a remnant in the clearance section of my local quilt store.   The panel was comprised of 8 10 inch squares, so is perfect for cozies. I bought the remnant which was 2 panels, so still have 12 more squares to use for something else.   And I thought the picnic theme was perfect for this blog hop.    The cozies were backed a red Kona that was bought as a remnant.

I'm hoping to sell the cozies at some point.

Don't forget to check out what everyone else during the hop.

1. For good friends who are willing to sacrifice their time (and gas to drive down the mountain) to help me work on cleaning out the house I've inherited.

2. For not having gotten sick in all the work that I've been doing at the house in temps well over 110 degrees.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

ScrapHappy July 2023

 Almost forgot to post this month with all that has been going on this past week.   The memorial service for my dad was this morning so once again I can think.

Lots of scrappy piecing this month with scraps I'd received from a friends mom's stuff.   First up were 30+ of these 6" by 10" finished string pieced blocks.   I'm still debating about how to set them into a quilt.

Next up were these 15 patch blocks in the same size.   I've got a vision in mind for these, but am trying to use remnants for setting blocks....and not set on fabrics yet.   May need to make more of the pieced blocks, won't know till I decide on a layout.

Until next month, stay cool in the heat of summer.

1. For ac in the 118+ degree temps here in Phoenix.

2. For all the friends and coworkers of my dad that came out to the memorial service this morning.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Picnic Party Blog Hop Next Week


The Picnic Party blog hop will be starting on July 17th.    

The challenge this time was to: 

Make something to use for a picnic (example - a quilt, basket, tote, etc), or a square quilt (e.g. 50" by 50" or any square measurement).   Don't forget to check everyone's postings out next week.

July 17


Just Let Me Quilt


Days Filled With Joy

Quilt Schmilt

That Fabric Feeling



July 18




Just Because Quilts

Homespun Hannah's Blog

Karen's Korner

Vroomans Quilts


July 19


Selina Quilts

Patchwork Breeze

Songbird Designs

Words & Stitches


Quilted Snail

Sew Many Yarns


July 20



Karrin’s Crazy World

Bumbleberry Stitches

Texas Quilt Gal

Quilting Gail

Ms P Designs USA



1. For AC and low humidity (even tho we need the rain here in AZ)

2. For friends who help get things done and are there for me to talk with.