Here we go with week 2 of the quilt-a-long. For those of you who have just tuned in, I have joined a quilt-a-long with Dawn on her blog, As Sweet As Cinnamon. She gives instructions every Wednesday. You can link to her blog here to get specifics and measurements.
This week was easy peasy, cutting out 8 squares total. Of course, since I am making 3 quilts, I needed 3 sets of 8 squares.
Stitch two squares together, twice.
Stitch both 2 units together to make a 4-patch square. Easy as pie!
I needed two 4-patch squares for each quilt, so I had a total of 6 squares. Start to finish about an hour.
Watching Barney from the Andy Griffith show struggle with a bully kept me amused as I sewed.
Last weekend my husband and I went to a quilt shop, antique mall, and out to dinner. I saw the most wonderful cookie jar. It was Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel, driving in a car. The car was a teal vintage convertible. I was in love! Right away I thought of my friend Jenny , who has a cute blog called Jenny's Heart. She is also a big Lucy fan. She has sent me some wonderful Lucy collectibles. She calls me Lucy and I call her Ethel.
I wanted the cookie jar so badly. The price was almost $200. The entire booth was on sale, and I believe it would have ended up costing $167 with the discount. I considered begging my husband for this to be my Christmas present. We turned it upside down, and on the bottom it was stamped Made in China 1996. My husband was NOT impressed and didn't seem too excited at all, so I didn't bother asking. For all you Lucy fans out there, here is a picture of the cookie jar. Isn't that so cute??!!! I love it!
I did have luck finding a few other things I loved though, and I'll share them with you another day.
I was happy to hear from a few of you that were joining the quilt-a-long, and I can't wait to see how your quilts turn out. It's nice to be doing it along with some blogging friends, like a modern-day quilting bee! I'll see you next week!!
Thank you Meri for the adorable image of the little girl ironing!