I won't bore you with a history lesson. If I have piqued your interest, Wikipedia has an entry here. What it means is that we have a public holiday tomorrow.
I have been busy this morning visiting a few blogs for the Grow Your Blog Party, and replying to all the lovely people who have stopped by and left me messages. Thank you! Thank you also to the people who are new followers of my blog. you are appreciated.
Yesterday (which is today in US time) was the last Saturday of the month, and that means a linky party going on which Angela runs at soscrappy - the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I thought I would tell you what I have made this month for that.
First up I made 8 x 6" x 6" Road to Oklahoma blocks. I first talked about them here. Love that block! Love the secondary pattern of stars.
Then I made one block which has finished at 12.5" - it used 25 x 3" squares. Good one! I showed it to the world in this post.
And last of all I made a bunch of 16 x Road to Tennessee blocks like this
which, when sewn together make up a 12.5" square.
I made these from a tutorial here, which Sarah of SewMe has put together. Thank you Sarah! Such an easy block, and looks great.
Now I am thinking, its only the 26th, so there might still be time for me to put some more blocks together before the end of the month. Ummm. What shall I do? Make some more blocks, or go back to the UFO's I have been working on? Decisions, decisions, decisions! What do you reckon?
Have you seen the Rainbow Scrap Challenge before? It is such an easy, happy, challenge. Angela picks the colour each month (January was blue). You don't have to sign up, there is no obligation. You make as many blocks as you wish, and hopefully there will be sufficient blocks at the end of the year for a rainbow quilt. In my case I am aiming for 3 quilts, which will ultimately find their way to my charity group, Stitching Hearts (link on sidebar at right).
Why not head over at take a look at the RSC14. And I have to go add my link, and look at what the others have made.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.