July 31, 2022: July Monthly Mini; Cape Cod

Greetings dear readers! Alas, I do not have a new mini to share with you this month. We were away for 2 vacations and sandwiched between the two we had Covid! We were exceedingly lucky that Covid and our period of isolation did not interfere at all with our vacation plans. I still might have been able to squeeze in a very simple mini, but I truly needed to devote most of my stitching time in July to making something for my Guild’s annual challenge, which is due at our August 16th meeting. I think mine is finishing at about 23 inches square, the top is done and awaiting quilting, and we have to keep it secret until after the meeting. We display them anonymously, vote on our favorites, and prizes are given. Mine is going to be my August mini, so you’ll get a full report in a month!

Rather than leave you totally in the lurch this month, I’ve chosen to share 3 older minis that haven’t been shown on the blog in several years. Each is English Paper Pieced, two of them fussy cut. I think my favorite of the 3 is Inner City, made from Japanese fabrics:

For the next one, I really enjoyed using this fabric (I think a Jo Morton):

To make this:

The fussy cutting on this last one was fun:

What a wonderful Cape Cod vacation we had, sharing a cottage for a week with our dear, long time friends, Craig and Liz!

Here’s a nicer photo of the cottage- a one minute walk to the beach:

We are 4 of the 5 members of the band, ”Tutto Bene” and we brought our musical instruments and enjoyed alternating ”musical” nights with ”game” nights. The weather was excellent for exploring and being in the water.

The view across the road from the cottage:

An amazing box turtle we saw on one of our walks:

An example of the color variations of hydrangias:

Hope you enjoyed the look back at some past EPP minis and I promise a new one in August! More of Cape Cod to come as well.

Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi

6 thoughts on “July 31, 2022: July Monthly Mini; Cape Cod

  1. Kyle August 1, 2022 / 2:23 pm

    Sorry about the covid, but glad it didn’t interfere with your vacation time. Cape Cod looks like a beautiful place to explore. Thanks foe sharing your past minis. Fussy cutting can create such fascinating and intriguing effects.

  2. acityquilter August 1, 2022 / 11:41 pm

    gladi you are forgiven and penance paid with those gorgeous ocean vista photos…LOL…and yes those books are so very good…

  3. Cynthia August 3, 2022 / 2:45 pm

    Sorry about your Covid. It seems like so many people have been getting it! These photos are beautiful. I love those colorful rocks.

  4. Shasta August 8, 2022 / 2:41 am

    I’m sorry you got sick but am glad you were able to fit your vacations in. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. And those quilts are wonderful to visit. They are all great quilts and we definitely should bring out our older quilts to pay them some respect. They all look very challenging.

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