John and I wrapped up our weekend with some dolmas (wrapped grape leaves...it's a Lebanese dish). He found a great brand of grape leaves; they were so fresh they tasted a bit grassy. I'm still working towards the perfect recipe, but I think I'll keep doing at least one thing I tried today--add lemon zest to the filling to increase the tartness!
DC Mod Quilt Guild meeting. I always have so much fun with the group! They are such welcoming people; it was only my second time and I feel like I belong. Plus you learn such great stuff! Elle shared a great way to make half square triangles. You trace a big grid on two pieces of fabric, then sew a scant 1/4" seam on either side (follow the arrows), then cut all the triangles apart (on the dotted lines) after setting the seams.
Here's the note I made to myself:
It was a 100 quilts for kids sewing day so I decided to try a wonky log cabin that would suit a teenager (maybe even a boy?). I pulled all the brown, cream, tan, orange, and green prints that I could. I don't have much of a stash yet and was surprised how much I found once I started looking. Sort of scary to think how much I'll have when I feel like I have a substantial stash. :/ How do you feel about your stash? What do you stash? (for me it's both fabric AND yarn)
Here's some pictures of the progress...
But now it's back to grading! :) Hope everyone out there in blog world had a good weekend too!