Saturday, July 9, 2011

RRCB progress...Steps 2 and 4 done.

I worked on my homework today.  It was too hot outside to be out there which means it was excellent sewing weather!

I squared up my HST's for step 2 of RRCB and pressed them. (I still have to cut off those dog ears!)

I also sewed the neutral and green strips together for step 4, as you can see above. Tonight, while watching So You Think You Can Dance, recorded on my PVR earlier this week, I cut the 2" twosies out of the green and neutrals:

I just have to cut 30 2" red squares and trim those dog ears before Wednesday night. I should be able to manage this!

I took this picture of a lounging squirrel in my backyard this week.

Doesn't he look comfortable?

Today, we discovered that carpenter bees have been making their presence known in our backyard.  We found 6 holes in various wooden structures in the backyard!  A friend suggested we spray WD40 oil into the holes--this did the trick and we killed them.  They are huge--about an inch long, and bore a very clean hole into the wood. They can destroy a wooden structure over time. We will be on the lookout for little piles of sawdust now--that's how I found the first hole this morning.  Here is a picture of one that I found on the internet.  Nasty!!!


  1. Looking good! I got a little cutting for step four done but that was it for today on that one! So nice to have someone to work along side!

  2. Your colors look marvelous! Keep on chugging on this quilt; just a little progress every day. It took me six months but it is SO worth it! Vic in NH

  3. First of all, I love your header picture and the background, so sunny and cheerful. I just finished my small sized RRCB that I started along with everyone else when Bonnie did the mystery. I was one of the snails. I plan to do another from my leftovers, but replacing dark blue for the red, and doing my string blocks in light blues. I love how it turned out. It's about 56" x 86".
    When I went on a trip to Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska a few years ago, one of the things that really intrigued me was the big black squirrels that we saw near the Omaha, Nebraska airport. In Florida, ours are small and brown. Yours is a beauty.