While I was letting that soak, I tried out the layout for my quilt with the sawtooth stars. Sometimes it is hard to tell how it's going when you're staring at it, but taking a picture of it helps. So here it is... I still have twenty stars to make. I was concerned that the star backgrounds are all the same fabric, and everything else looks kind of scrappy, but I decided it looks pretty good. I didn't realize the blues were so different, though. This quilt doesn't have a name... I saw something similar on the internet years ago; I think it was called Stepping Stones.
I think quilters appreciate the value of every color, but yes, obviously red is my favorite. I also like green and yellow a lot. I like my new banner but I miss the green, so I thought I'd add a little green back in here. This gourd thing is one of my volunteers. Anyone know what it is? I am assuming it is decorative, but perhaps you can eat it.
I just got back from friend Vicki's house, where I learned more about canning. She was canning salsa. Yum! It had very nice flavor but was a little hot for me. I brought a jar home for BFJ. I will have to make my own with a little less heat. She did give me a jar of some DELICIOUS strawberry-rhubarb spread stuff. I may have to get the recipe for that!