My little Sophia Annabella and I have been
sewing the summer days away
in the Quilt Cave.
The quilters of
Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter
send you all a big hello!
Thanks for joining in with us for the......
Let's use the hashtag above when posting on
social media, shall we?
How is your first clue coming along?
I hope you are enjoying going through
your resources for the colors you have chosen
and using some scraps up!
Remember......this is not a race.
We have 2 more easy clues to make this
striking 2 color scrap quilt.
We may, or may not be done with Color 1???
Remember, the clues will be posted
on the 4th Thursday for the remaining
summer months of July and August.
Many have asked about the name of this quilt...
well.....to put it simply.....LOL
Simple design and sewing,
Summer, one of my favorite times of the year to sew,
Scrap.....uh....you all know I make SCRAP quilts!
Quilt! Isn't that what we all love making???
Hopefully, this will clear everything up for everyone.
Here is one of my favorite quilting friends, Ree, and I.
Modeling these awesome t-shirts designed by my good
friend Tea of
If you are interested in purchasing one, she would be happy
to sell you one!
Please email me via the blog for sizes, price and shipping.
I recently participated in a double 4 patch swap between
my friend Lori of
and her friend Kathy in Ohio.
This quilt is an adaptation of
the Red Crinoline pattern, Wilderness Road.
You can see Lori's version HERE.
I still need to decide on borders....
any suggestions for border style and colors from you all?
It was really fun digging into the strips and strings
for this one!
Working from these provided so much variety for
A lap tray, a good show, and a few other
needed items to figure out a plan for the
blocks I swapped.
Thanks Lori and Kathy for including me
in your fun swap!
Does this hat make me look cute??????
Abigail Rose is proving to be a ham!
My 4th of July was spent with friends fishing!
I love to go fishing......there.....another interesting fact
about Ole' Kevin the Quilter for you all! LOL
Some new chickens have been added to the laying
flocks here at the Quilt Cave.
These are Turken or Naked Neck chickens.
They will not be ready to lay for another few months.
You can read more about this interesting breed of chicken
Eggs have been abundant!
I am going to try to pickle some eggs this summer.
I am so pleased with how well my garden is doing!
Believe it or not, there are rows in between the
rows of plants for me to walk through.
From front to back we have
and in the very back are cucumbers.
The tomatoes are taller than me,...
and those cucumbers are on a
trellis....and are growing up into the trees
I love being able to grow my own food!
I do have a pollination problem....
the pollinators are not abundant here.
I have been pollinating everything myself
using my fingertips.
I plan on making a pollinator garden around
the perimeter of the garden.
I would love to know what types of
perennials you plant as pollinator plants in your garden?
I am in growing zone 6b.
And, share it with friends!
All of my former neighbors still request
some of my zucchini bread.
You can find the recipe for this
beyond delicious bread
I have to share something with you all.....
Meet Salvador Vito!
This little guy showed up under my back deck
outside of my studio here at the Quilt Cave.
I believe his momma is a feral cat
I have seen infrequently on various parts of my
property. I heard him crying on a few occasions
before I spotted him. By chance, I was able to catch
this little booger.
He is VERY young and has been checked out
by my Veterinarian. He doesn't need any milk
substitutes and is eating and drinking.
None of his siblings, if any, have emerged,
and momma cat has not been back at all.
You all KNOW I am completely in love with
this little guy now! And he is in love with all
3 of the girls!
I have a feeling Mr. Valentino sent this
handsome boy to me and the girls!
Enjoy your summertime sewing!
Thanks for all of your encouragement!
Keep on quilting!
Kevin the Quilter