Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday

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]


  1. Hi Molly,I love your bento box,I think I may have to give that pattern a try soon. Reading and a cold drink on the porch sounds really good,stay cool..

  2. Yo Molls, yikes...there's no way I could have a quilt on my lap in this weather...even with the AC on!;) Make sure you have an ice cold drink nearby!;) It's really really cute...what a great gift!

    I thought a bento box was square in square like a log cabin then cut into quarters and rearranged?

    Congrats on the fabric win too!:)

  3. Sometimes a book and a cold drink is the way to go!

  4. Good to see you again even if it is under a big quilt;) Can't wait to see the finish and the kaliedoscope blocks sound amazing!

  5. I just finished the quilt top for my baby (who is also due very soon!) and plan to hand quilt it...so I'll be on the "still hand quilting" wagon for a while as well! I planned it that way though since I just don't have it in me to sit in my AC-less sewing room these days to do any real sewing! I like the fabrics you chose for the quilt.

  6. Love the pic. :D Keep on truckin! IT's looking great.

  7. I find it hard to quilt in the summer too especially when we're in a heat wave and hitting 100! I cant wait to see that hand quilting up close!

  8. well a beer and book on the porch sounds mighty fine to me. we've only had 72 minutes of 80 degrees all summer.

  9. i love the cool colors and combinations of prints in your kaleidoscope triangles!

  10. Congrats on the win! Isn't it fun to get something in the mail for free?! And your Bento box is coming along nicely!

  11. Your "STILL HAND QUILTING" made me giggle. I couldn't even *think* about having a quilt on me in the weather you guys are having!

  12. LOL! Your quilt is looking fabulous! I cannot even imagine having a quilt on my lap in this weather, so I am working on something small :)
    Congratulations on your fabric win. I am sure that it will turn into something lovely!

  13. Molly I love the bento! And Hand Quilting!! You go! It's always hot here....the A/C makes it nice so having a quilt on me wouldn't be that bad! I can't wait to see it finished!


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