My sister-in-law usually has Father’s Day at her house, but she and my niece are out of town, so I invited my brother and the rest of the family to gather at our house. It was supposed to rain, but other than one brief shower, it was sunny with a beautiful blue sky (although a little windy at times). I made homemade BBQ rub and sauce for chicken breasts – which I soaked in a brine for 2 hours before grilling. The chicken came our tender and juicy with a wonderful tangy flavor which tasted great with a fresh green salad with creamy avocado dressing. The meal ended with a delicious warm apple strudel with vanilla ice cream (which was especially good because I didn’t have to make it). We had a nice afternoon, but almost immediately afterward I set up the sewing machine and got to work on sewing together those half hexagon strips. I loved how the fabrics looked during lay out, but as I started to sew I fell in love with them all over again. I don’t think my pictures do justice to the wonderful Amy Butler fabrics. Five rows down – out of about 27 – but it’s a good start.
I decided to whip up another block for my Kaffe quilt as well. It was so quick since after cutting for the entire quilt top, I placed the squares and triangles for each block into separate ziplock bags. I think I will try to leave the sewing machine set up all week. I love it when I have blocks ready for sewing, and I can just sit down and do a little here and there in between other projects.