A Happy Monday to Everyone!
And once again we will start this week out with:
And a note about last week's block:
Please lodge any complaints to Dori @ The Red Feedsack.com
It's all her fault!
Did you count those pieces? 72!!
Okay so on to Cowboys and Pipe Dreams:
Our cattle ranch was in the middle of the desert.
Our house stood atop a man made hill,
and overlooked all the pastures almost on a 180 degree turn.
Out in those pastures, each week, us girls had to drive the tractor while 2 cowboys
picked the pipe up off the trailer we were hauling,
and lay it out in a straight line, hooking one pipe to the next.
If there was only one cowboy,
we let the tractor drive itself, us making corrections here and there,
and us young teenagers helped those strapping boys!
how did Dad expect us not to get into trouble?
But for some reason, they flirted with us....but never went any further.
Hmmm....somehow the boss man must have put the fear of God in them.
I have a great story about my sister laying pipe for next week.
You all might say, "shame on me"! But hey...fair is fair!
From White Print:
A Cut (4) 2 1/2" X 1 1/2" Rectangles
B Cut (2) 3 1/2" X 1 1/2" Rectangles
C Cut (4) 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" Squares
From the Red Print:
D Cut (2) 3 1/2" X 1 1/2" Rectangles
E Cut (4) 2 1/2" X 1 1/2" Rectangles
F Cut (4) 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" Squares
It's always a good idea to draft the block out for a key.
Here's a close-up of the block. I did it on a bigger grid for you this time:
Keeping it all organized....
Stitch B and D's together to create first and last row.
NOT like this:
|(Where is my head this morning? Oh...that's right....I kept baby for Mama Tory over the weekend!)|
Stitch A's to E's
Stitch F's To C's
And then stitch into 4 patches:
Stitch Center Row Pieces Together:
Stitch Rows Together:
Now did you count the pieces?
You have to love me again.
You just have to.
I cannot take responsibility for last week!
'Til Next Time!