Blue Squares, Sugar Blocks & A Happy Dude

At the beginning of each month, a wonderful e-mail arrives in my inbox from Stichery Dickory Dock. In it, Amy shows us our challenge for the month along with a yummy recipe and a story reflecting that month’s topic.  This month’s theme was teach and her message was written by her husband.  Here is my finished June block.

DSC_0018We have been using Kona Snow and Essex Linen each month with our blocks, then pick our patterns of choice.  The two fabrics I used this month were actually purchased from JoAnn Fabrics.  Our local store has been stocking some really pretty fabrics lately !

DSC_0022Here are blocks 1-6.  I’m starting to think ahead about sashing and borders now that we’re half way done.  My blocks are so funky I’m not sure what I want to do. Any ideas?

If you follow Ellison Lane, you know Jennifer has a great Patchwork Summer Series going on and part of it is a Summer Quilt-Along.  Quilters can do 5″ squares or 4 1/2″  triangles.  I have been wanting to use up some of my stash,  so doing a quilt like this is a super-easy way to do that! Plus when I’m done, this quilt is going to be a winter snuggler for the basement.  So far, I have picked out my fabrics and have cut them up. Next up, arranging them!

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This past weekend while my 4 Cub & Boy Scouts were camping, I pulled out my Scrumptious quilt and fabric and decided to make a few more blocks.  I have everything cut and ready to stitch up, but with a week full of band concerts, parent nights and Scout meetings I am pooped and these little squares (and myself) are going to rest a bit.

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I am linking up my to-do list today with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.  Thanks for reading and enjoy your evening 🙂

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