Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday finishes!

 



We revisited Greenbelt and Ray Lake Forest Preserves on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. It was sunny but cool with very little wind.  The tree swallows are establishing their nests in the nesting boxes.  The flowers are trout lilies and [a yellow flower I have to i.d.]

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In the studio:  two finished projects!

Last in, first out -- I pieced Jumbo Waffles last week. I quilted it in a simple grid using the walking foot. I pieced the four left over blocks into the back before they could be consigned to the orphan box.

(Click on the "waffle stamps" label to see the previous versions of this design.) 



My One Monthly Goal for April was to make a set of springtime placemats.  I used a floral print ("Concord" on the selvage) that I've had for many years.  

The design is from a book I've had for about the same length of time as the floral print.   All the placemats in the book are 14 x 20 finished -- more than big enough for a complete place setting and all the glassware.   I'm linking up with Finished or Not Friday   Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?   and  OMG April Finish
I posted this photo earlier -- potholders in RSC's April blue for Joy's Table Scraps Challenge

P.S. April 20 was National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day. We celebrated appropriately. 


13 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fabulous finishes, Nann!! Nice job on using up some deep stash on those placemat, too.

Ellie said...

Nice new finishes! Didn’t know about Pineapple upside down cake day. Wish I had because that’s our daughter’s favorite!

Paulette said...

Oh boy, I love your waffles quilt! Nice going on the place mats and potholders! I'd been craving something warm and pineapple-y recently, but the crisp was just "meh." Sounds like you had the right idea.

cityquilter grace said...

definitely springy placemats!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I bet it has been 50 years since I have had pineapple upside down cake. My mother used to make it...she was an award winning baker so that wasn't the only treat I remember from my younger days.

Deb said...

I missed pineapple upside down cake day! Oh no!
I am working on something like waffle blocks too.
Yours if very nice! Stay safe and sew on !

Bonnie said...

Nice finish on the placemats. I can't say I have that book but I can say I remember seeing it! Darn, just seeing your pineapple upside down cake makes me want a piece! Hope it was yummy.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love the Waffle Stamps quilt. Looks great for using scraps.

Ivani said...

Beautiful quilt and placemats.
That cake is yummy.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh what fun projects!! the spring placemats are just so pretty!!!

Cathy said...

I love the print in your placemats. Well, I like your placemats too. I never know what size to make them or to make napkins. I've been in the mood to make placemats and matching napkins but never seem to get around to it.

Waffles turned out yummy.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your quilts and placemats look great, Nann! My dad used to ask for pineapple upside down cake for his birthday every year (Dec. 24) and my mom didn’t like it so she’d always bake something else instead. Then it became my family’s tradition that I would bake pineapple upside down cake for his birthday every Christmas Eve and my sons would help by sticking the pecans down into the nooks and crannies between the pineapples. :-)

Patty said...

Fun! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.