The fire near us is now 25% contained - which is excellent news! Our cooler temps this last week or so and a little moisture in the air has helped. It is up high in some inaccessible areas. We've had 400 firefighters working on it and 4 helicopters dropping water, etc. No structures have been involved and it looks like it should be out by the end of the month. What a blessing. Had it started a couple of weeks earlier it would be a much different outcome. The really maddening thing is that is was human caused. You can bet if they find who started it (even unintentionally) they are going to prosecute. We are in a NO FIRES area with it so dry.
Wednesday I had two friends over and taught them how to paper piece. We used a free Craftsy pattern. It was such a fun day. Here's mine ... ready to sandwich and quilt (soon?)