I always have trouble naming my quilts. The pattern for this is in a book called Friendship Strips and Scraps by Edyta Sitar. There's a bed-sized quilt and a small one block hanging, both using the houses with applique. The wallhanging is called "Family Estate" and the quilt has another name. This is a cross between the two, with just nine blocks instead of 15, so it's a 36" x 36" wallhanging. Where I'll hang it is still a mystery to me since we have so little wall space. But I enjoyed working on it and am looking forward to quilting it. It's all basted, and the binding is ready to go whenever I finish.
I took this photo before I started pinbasting. It's a bit dark due to the gloom of the day, but that is, of course, a perfect day for such jobs.
Today I also made four six-inch block lotto blocks for Lou.
She chose spools, which was fun because I had toyed around with choosing that last month when it was my turn. I put the pattern in my Loyal Union Sampler box, just in case I want to make one to go in that quilt. I'm waiting patiently for that new book by Jennifer Chiaverini coming in September, joined an online group, and have a box of blues and grays waiting. I have plenty to keep me busy before it comes, though.
Today we also picked a batch of green beans which I will freeze tomorrow, and a zucchini which is destined for zucchini bread for the freezer. Or maybe it will be more chocolate zucchini cupcakes which were a big hit around here. Now I'm going to sit back down with The Dry Grass of August, a novel about the south in the 1950's, sort of like The Help, which I loved.