|Does this look hot? Well, it is! |
Remember when I said if I continue to hand quilt I wouldn't have anything new to report for long stretches other than "still hand quilting?" Well, here I go .... STILL.HAND.QUILTING. my bento box baby quilt. May I add that my previous post
of how much I loved quilting on the couch in the evenings with my dog nestled sweetly beside me does not apply during a humid heat wave in July. A damp quilt touching my sweaty skin and a hot, panting, annoying entity sprawled near me is not a pleasant experience. I wouldn't be working on this at all if the baby-in-question wasn't due at the end of this month.
My other work in progress is a kaleidoscope quilt that I'm making with Betsy
. I've got all the patterned triangles cut and attached and now need to cut the background triangles and get sewing. I've given up on any hope on getting this done with the rest of the group but will be plugging along at my own pace. Now that I've taken the pressure off myself to stick to a timetable I'm actually enjoying it more. I don't know why I let those self-imposed deadlines stress me out.
An exciting mail delivery last week has got me dreaming of a new project. I won a complete set of fat eighths of Maison de Garance by French General from Lesly of Pickledish
. Seriously! That was ME! Due to my less-than-stellar housekeeping they have been sitting right on the edge of the dining room table since I got them and I've been stroking and rearranging the fabric each time I pass. What should I make? The possibilities are simply endless before I start cutting. I think these are way too pretty to mess up with nasty old cutting so I'll leave them for a while.
|These are so much more beautiful in real life|
Ahhhhh .... when the chaos of my house overwhelms me I can just gaze upon these beautiful, perfectly neat stacks.
These aren't many works but I don't find summer's hot months conducive to quilting. (... or cleaning, ... or cooking, ... or shopping) I guess until fall you'll find me on my porch reading with a cold drink nearby
[insert mental picture of fabulously interesting book and a cold sweaty beer bottle
on a sunny porch railing]