Today was the second session of the hand piecing class I have been teaching at our local quilt shop--The New Ewe. I began the morning by sewing a few more 6" blocks for demonstration. The ladies in the class are on their way to completing enough blocks to make tablerunners (their choice of project). The next class on October 1 will be learning to hand quilt the 3 layers of their quilts. I have actually enjoyed hand piecing and was happy to have had the project to work on when we lost power for 49-1/2 hours due to a severe thunderstorm with very strong winds that came through on Saturday, September 3.
This afternoon I made some banana peach bread using some of the peaches from the half bushel I bought at the local farmers market on Friday. It turned out quite tasty. I adapted a recipe I found on the internet. I will post the recipe in the near future. On Friday evening, I made banana peach jam (from a recipe I had used 30 years ago) and some low-sugar peach jam. I still have peaches left, so on Monday I plan to can no-sugar peaches from the AARP recipe in the latest newsletter.
Later this afternoon I worked on writing the directions for one of the patterns in my series "The Pieced Block Letter" by Patchwork Breeze. I have a nice cover graphic, three sizes of letters in each pattern and directions that I think are easily understood. I want to finish two patterns a week and get these uploaded to PatternSpot.com where quilters everywhere can quickly purchase and download the patterns to print on their computer printers.