Can you believe it? Another one off the longarm! Gracie May was much more cooperative on this one - I made sure she was in morning sleep mode first.
You may remember that I Supreme tested this pattern for Stephanie over at Rummage (formerly Loft Creations) last year. The original pattern does not have a border. I added a small border to make just a little more room for Mr. Squash to use as a lap blanket in the winter.
The pattern is called Long Johns which you can get HERE. I am calling it Paul Bunyon's Long Johns because I used a fabric called Twiggy by Sanae for Moda. It's a line several years old that I happened to have in my stash.
I had some of the Twiggy burgundy fabric left over and another fabric from stash to make up enough for the backing.
I decided Paul Bunyon would have wanted leaves - and big ones - so I quilted it with a large leafy panto.
We're having August weather already. Makes me wonder what August will be like! This is the fourth year on my table grapes and I can't believe how many there are! They're huge already so I think it's going to be a good and juicy crop!
My Honey Crisp is coming along. Our lawn fellow said I should only have 2-3 apples per branch, but come on - these are Honey Crisps - I can't bear to sacrifice any of them! So I used a spare tomato cage to support this one branch.
Had to show you Mr. Squash's marigolds in front of the tomatoes. Aren't they goreous?
Finally, I wanted to share a little tidbit I discovered by accident. We're having a bumper blueberry crop - Mr. Squash picks every other day right now. I get maybe 2-3 quarts each time he picks, so I'm freezing them as fast as he can pick them (of course we save some for eating fresh). Up until this year I would spread them on a bare sheet pan and freeze before placing them in ziplock bags. They always would get hairy no matter what. So I tried lining the pan with parchment - and no more hairy frost! I now do this with all fresh fruit I freeze and it works perfectly every time! I'm sure this varies from climate to climate but for us it works great.