Monday, April 23, 2018

Gold Rush Blocks

Hello Everyone,
If you are one of my followers, this block is probably looking pretty familiar.  It's called Gold Rush, and I've used it in Country Charmer and Heritage.  Now it's going to be the bottom row in the quilt for the cruise to Alaska.

The background looks like little gold nuggets just waiting to be discovered in the earth.  I plan on using the same gold diagonally in all four corners for continuity.  It has been so much fun selecting the fabrics to use in this quilt thanks to the generosity of Marcus Fabrics.  Just wait until you see the fabrics that arrived to make the trunks on my Black Spruce blocks!  I may just have to put one together today.

Last weekend was family time.  We had four birthdays to celebrate.  Everyone in the family is so busy with baseball, softball, and FFA, that we had to schedule dinners with half of the family at a time.  Mr. Joe and I spent all of Saturday watching Little League and High School Softball.  It was a whirlwind visit watching games, feeding pigs and goats, and eating our way through the weekend.

We also had the pleasure of meeting our granddaughter's new boyfriend (hubba hubba)  over dinner Friday night. It is so interesting to hear, and discuss the thoughts of young people.  We were so impressed with the two of them together discussing politics, and the Every 15 Minute program sponsored by the California Highway Patrol.  They are passionate against drinking while driving and drug use.  They are passionate about expressing their opinions on gun control.  They are organizers, doers, and class leaders.  Maybe one of these days they will run for public office.  They will have my vote!