friday homestead

Hi folks! Just a quick post today as we start a nice sunny weekend here in NYC.

I had just a few hours to squeeze in some sewing today. I really wanted to finish up that last Butterscotch Tart block before the weekend. But they take about 3 hours apiece, and I like to start and finish a block all at one time. I decided to try this new Homestead house quilt block by Joanna Figueroa at Fig Tree Quilts. That should be quick and easy, and still leave plenty of time to read and clean the house before going out for sushi, right? I've made lots of house quilt blocks over the years, but this one has an unusual, modern log cabin look. Homestead is a new pattern introduced last month. I downloaded the pattern a few days ago and started searching through my stash in search of fabric from Fig Tree with a clean, summery look. I pulled my stack of Avalon fat quarters from last summer. It still had the original shrinkwrap! You know that I've been in a red and navy mood lately, so I immediately pulled this navy mini floral for the first house.

There are LOTS of pieces here, and I sewed a few pieces incorrectly and cut the grass strip too short. Ugh. Seam ripper time. So my quick little project took just as long as a tart block!

Do I even need to mention that there was no time to read or to clean the house?! I think I'm ready for my sushi now. Happy weekend everybody!