Sunday, November 11, 2012

This Week in 2012, Week 45

This week, with Thanksgiving and Christmas to start preparing for, what did I do? I cut into my pile of fat quarters of Pat Bravo's Indie fabric for Art Gallery and in one day I starched fabric, cut it into squares and pieced a star quilt based on Jeni's quick and easy tutorial. This is such a fun and easy quilt to sew and I really wanted to make a new quilt for me. I think I am becoming a bit of a Jeni groupie. I love everything she makes.



The fun thing about this pattern is you actually can make two quilts with all your squares, the only problem was I decided I wanted to use Essex linen as my solid for my quilt. So this one will be a gift for someone in the near future and I will wait to finish mine when my fabric order arrives later this week.

photo taken before piecing was completed


A new restaurant opened in our town. That might not seem like a big deal but for our sleepy little town it is huge. We only have a few nicer restaurants nearby and the rest are your everyday chain type restaurants. 


We actually showed up on their opening night purely by accident and it was delicious. Here is a sneak peak at our appetizer. Such a pretty presentation, huh?


In honor of Veteran's Day we visited the Veteran's Memorial in our town. It is fairly new and when it was in the planning stages we had a brick made in honor of each of our dads. I wish our dads could have lived long enough to see their names on this walk of honor. I know they would have been proud.



Our Satsuma Tangerine tree is bursting with fruit this year. We have picked nearly 200 tangerines this week! I've decided instead of making Limoncello this year with our lemons (last year I used our limes) I am making it with the tangerine peels. It sure is getting a beautiful color. I'll finish making it in a few days.


I have received all but 4 blocks that I need to put together the Hurricane Sandy Help quilt that I am making. Jennifer and I have been texting all week (she lives in Hawaii) and it is so nice to be able to get a question answered quickly. This should by a good sewing week. I have a lot to complete on my list before next week when I go into full Thanksgiving prep mode.

I hope you have had a good week.




12 comments:

LuLu said...

Oh boy! Where have I been? So many great things in the works Diane. I love that giant star tutorial. It's on my list! I even have fabrics set aside.

Jennifer said...

Great finishes di - I love the color solid you chose for the star quilt, i'm curious about this limoncello, i've wanted to make it since I lived in Roma, just haven't tried it yet!

Leanne said...

A lot of lovely things in this post. The memorial to your fathers is a lovely thing to have done.

suemac said...

Love the giant star. My Dad just came back from Washington DC. He was one of the lucky WWII vets to have an expense paid trip.

Trudi said...

Wow you have been busy! Love your giant star, I still have mine to quilt! And tangerine limoncello, mmmm! what a wonderful memorial you have!

Susan Standen said...

Solve limoncello and Thai food! Having cravings for both now.

Rachel said...

Awesome star! Love the bricks!! Hope the blocks arrive soon!

Svetlana said...

oh, wow!!! Lots of lovely projects going on, love the star quilt!

Flying Blind... said...

All good xxx

Geri said...

Looks yummy - maybe we could go there for my birthday lunch ♥♥♥

Katy Cameron said...

Love your Indie star, and that Thai place looks fab! Glad you've now got booze to dunk your Chrissie cake in ;o)

Annabella said...

I have my eye on that quilt after seeing it on Jeni's blog - it's gorgeous isn't it? Your's is lovely and a perfect gift. Enjoy your lovely sewing week!