There's been quite the sewing frenzy in my quilted nest the past few days.
Our church has a huge Fourth of July extravaganza each year. It started 10 years ago with just a Patriotic Pops Concert (organized and directed by my hubby) and now it's a pie baking contest, quilt show, vintage car show, ice cream social and Patriotic Pops Concert. There were nearly 1,000 people at the concert last night, which was outstanding.
Anyway, Dave told me last weekend that they were short on prizes for the winners of the two categories in the apple pie baking contest so I volunteered to make two table runners using blocks from the Vintage Farm Girl book by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet fame.
Let me say I love this book! When I was purchasing it, the lady in line next to me at the quilt shop said, "What are you going to make out of that book?" I said, "I have no idea." I guess she was one of those organized, determined, disciplined people who only buy with a specific purpose in mind. Silly! I also bought fabric that day just because it reminded me of 1972!
Anyway, like I said, I decided that I'd make two table runners. I made the first block Monday night. I wouldn't have been so ambitious, except that I knew I had Thursday and Friday off of work and I knew I could sew all day both days, and I did just finish yesterday about two hours before the winners were announced. I hope they like their runners. They also each got a cookbook which was donated by one of the judges.
(You won't find a pattern for the apple in Lori's book. I tweaked the pumpkin block and turned it into an apple! I added the little white triangles at the bottom to give it that little "divot" that apples have on the bloom end.)
I love all the patterns in this book and can't wait to make some more.