Deli Geese Project – Block #41 – Roger

Here is block number #41 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Roger

41 Roger

I’m still in Outlander mode!  I bought, Written in My Own Hearts Blood, the latest installment in the Outlander series in CD format as a birthday present to myself last month.  I can’t believe I’m going to admit this, but I am listening to it for the second time!  I’ve had some long road trips to Oklahoma and to Texas and the time just flies when listening to a great book.

Block #41 uses the Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Bottom Unit from Dark Flying Geese

Bottom Dark unit

Roger uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – four  2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles
C – four  2 1/2″ squares background (light) added to B with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
D – four 2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles background (light)
E – four 2 1/2″ squares added to D with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
F – four 2 1/4″ squares

41 Roger

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

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Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project Index

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Deli Geese Block Project Index

To assist you in finding the blocks in the project I have started this block index.  Simply click on the block name and it will take you to the blog posting for that block.  Enjoy!

Block #1 Scarlett               Block #2 Rhett
1 Scarlett2 Rhett

Block #3 Laverne                   Block #4 Shirley
3 Laverne4 Shirley

Block #5 Lewis                       Block #6 Clark
5 Lewis6 Clark

Block #7 Dasher                    Block #8 Dancer
7 Dasher 8 Dancer

Block #9 Tom Sawyer           Block #10 Huckleberry Finn
9 Tom Sawyer 10 Huckleberry Finn

Block #11 Lucy                      Block #12 Desi
11 Lucy12 Desi

Block #13 Orville                   Block #14 Wilbur
13 Orville 14 Wilber

Block #15 Prancer                 Block #16 Vixen
15 Prancer 16 Vixen

Block #17 Gandolf                 Block #18 Dumbledore
17 Gandalf 18 Dumbledore

Block #19 Sonny                   Block #20 Cher
1920

Block #21 Sherlock Holmes    Block #22 Dr. Watson
21 Sherlock Holmes 22 Dr Watson

Block #23 Dear Ann               Block #24 Dear Abby
23 Dear Ann 24 Dear Abby

Block #25 Robin Hood          Block #26 Maid Marian
25 Robin Hood 26 Maid Marian

Block #27 Donald                   Block #28 Daisy
27 28 Daisy

 

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Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Lamoni, Iowa and Clinton, Oklahoma

I’m in Oklahoma teaching this week and decided to drive rather than fly.  I do find driving, when not driving in severe thunderstorms with 70 mile an hour winds and hail, relaxing!

Map

I broke the drive up and spent the first night in Lamoni, Iowa.  My hotel was just across the road from this Amish Country Store so of course I had to stop in and browse.

Amish Country Store

They had Amish baskets galore, one for every possible use!

Amish Baskets

I spotted some Amish buggies in the evening and in the morning when I took to the road again.

buggy

My first teaching stop was Clinton, Oklahoma where I had the pleasure of working with the Western Oklahoma Quilters for a couple of days.  Clinton, Oklahoma with a population of 9,300 is not large town so I was surprised at first to see so many tourists in the hotel I was staying at.  Then I remembered passing some Route 66 signs along my drive that day.  Sure enough Clinton, Oklahoma, with Oklahoma’s Route 66 Museum is a much visited stop.

Route 66 Museum

During my first night in Clinton, Oklahoma I woke during the night to the sounds of thunder and rain! I said before that rain follows me around and the quilters assured me it was a much needed rain so I’m glad I was able to bring it with me!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Weekend Without Power

It seems as if storms are following me everywhere, if I’m not driving through them they go camping with me and also follow me home!  Earlier this month I went camping with my daughter Roxie and her husband Tom for a few days and it rained every day.

This last weekend while I was in town storms came through with high winds and knocked out power to over 100,000 homes in the Twin Cities area. My power went out early on Saturday and was not restored until Sunday evening. I am not used to being without electricity! No sewing, no computer work, and no microwave!

I managed to keep myself busy however and I was in the middle of making this macaroni salad when the power went out.

macaroni salad

I am fortunate that I have a gas stove so I was able to boil eggs and make tuna salad on Sunday.  I have always thought a tuna salad sandwich is a perfect summer time lunch. The lettuce is from my garden!

Tuna Salad

In between storms that weekend I did have a chance to go out and do some weeding in my vegetable and flower gardens.  I planted five different kinds of lettuce and kale and I am already sharing lettuce with my neighbors.

Lettuce

Green beans are looking great!

Green Beans

Lots of strawberries, I hope I am home when some of these ripen!

Strawberries

We have now had rain for five days in a row and more is expected tonight, my gardens love it!  Last year we were in a drought and I had a $375 water bill to keep my garden growing. Someone mentioned to me that surely the cost of putting in and maintaining the garden has to be more than buying the produce at a store, yes it is but for me gardening is not about trying to save money. It’s about getting outside and enjoying our beautiful summer weather, digging in the dirt, watching the miracle of plants growing from seed, eating food that has been grown without any chemicals, and sharing my garden’s bounty with others!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #40 – Marsali

Here is block number #40 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Marsali

40 Marsali

I don’t want to reveal any “spoilers” in case anyone reading this is just starting on the Outlander series, so I’ll only say that Marsali is the wife of Fergus Fraser. She is a delightful character, headstrong and sassy!

I was listening to A Breath of Snow and Ashes today while weeding my vegetable garden for three hours.  It was a perfect evening for spending time in the garden, nice and cool temperatures, and with the recent rain the weeds came up easily. At one point I had to chuckle to myself as Claire was also working in her garden. What a difference it is, too be able to garden for the shear joy of it and not as a necessity for survival. Just like the quilts that we make, we are able to make them for the pleasure of it and not because they are needed to keep us warm. What things do we do today as chores that people a hundred years from now will do for pleasure?

Block #40 Marsali, uses the Bottom Units from Light Flying Geese Units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Bottom Unit from Light Flying Geese

Bottom Light Unit

Marsali uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B – two 4 1/2″ squares, dark or medium fabrics
C – two  2 1/2″ squares, light fabric, added to B with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
D – two 4 1/2″ squares, light fabric
E – two  2 1/2″ squares, dark or medium, added to D with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
F – four 2 1/4″ squares  background

40 Marsali

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Flowers Love Rain!

I was out this morning deadheading the flowers between rain showers. I planted three flats of begonias before the rain started yesterday. Checking my rain gauge just to see how much rain we had in the last twenty four hours and discovering it was a whopping four inches and more in the forecast!  My flowers and vegetable plants are very happy!

Below are some of the some of the flowers I am able to enjoy every day!

Winky Blue Columbine a perennial

Winky Blue Columbine

Winky Purple Columbine a perennial

Winky Purple Columbine

Petunias, I love the simple basic flowers and petunias will continue to bloom all summer long!

Petunia Blue and purple

Petunia pink stripe

Dianthus, an annual that I have not planted before so I am curious to see what this does during the season.

Dianthus

Marigolds, the gold and yellows add so much color to the flower beds!

Marigolds

As I was editing the photos for this blog it dawned on me that when I selected the flowers for my flower beds I chose them like I choose fabrics for a quilt; with a variety of shapes, color, and size!

Make it a great day!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #39 – Fergus

Here is block number #39 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Fergus

39 Fergus
I’m still listening to the Outlander series and now finishing up The Fiery Cross, book number five. Another headstrong and very much in love couple in this series is Fergus and Marsali Fraser. Fergus is the foster son of Jamie and Claire. I thought twice about naming a block containing these fabrics after a guy, but Fergus is very French and might actually wear an outfit including all the colors!

Block #39 Fergus, uses the Top Units from Light Flying Geese Units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Top Unit from Light Flying Geese

Top Light unit
Fergus uses:
A – four Top Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B – two 4 1/2″ squares, dark or medium fabrics
C – two  2 1/2″ squares, light fabric, added to B with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
D – two 4 1/2″ squares, light fabric
E – two  2 1/2″ squares, dark or medium, added to D with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
F – four 2 1/4″ squares  background

39 Fergus

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,  Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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