This is the Triangular Feather stitch. Probably not my best work ever, but it is done.
Herringbone Squares remind me of Tic Tac Toe.
If you can do the Herringbone Square you can certainly do a Laced Herringbone Square.
This one is quite fun to do once you get the sequence down. I think it might be kind of like getting stuck on a cloverleaf on the freeway.
Recently, my quilt guild had Pat Sloan come as a guest speaker and she also offered a workshop. I hadn't taken a class in quite a while so I signed up. Pat is a great speaker and I really enjoyed the workshop.
The goal of the class was to learn about working with colors. I brought almost every green fabric I own with me. Her husband was nice enough to help me carry some of my stuff in. She showed us several examples of the project in different color combinations.
I decided to try the more blended approach since I don't typically work that way. It was hard, but I wasn't going to buy any more green fabric.
After we had worked out color schemes, Pat came around and reviewed them with us. I wasn't thrilled with my block until I added the last border. I loved everyone else's though. I definitely recommend taking one of her workshops or listening to her speak if you get the opportunity.
Right now I have another UFO, but I haven't put my green fabrics away yet.
It's 1940 and Linda Voss is a legal secretary. Unlike the other secretaries in the office, she isn't interested in gossip, she's interested in all the news of the war. She's also in love with her boss. She does some sensitive translation work for one of the Senior Partners in the law firm and with a few twists and turns, ends up as a spy in Germany.
I didn't really expect to like this book, but I did.
Salvia along the driveway (Salvia 'May Night')
Pink azaleas (Azalea Karume 'Coral Bells')
Jasmine (Gelsemium rankinii)
and Miss Kim Lilacs (syringa patula 'Miss Kim')
It sure smells good around here.