Tuesday, June 27, 2017
My first week's work on the new temperature quilt project. I am using the noon temp read as we have a huge change from morning to dusk. AND we have been rather stormy most days and rather cool at night (makes for good sleep weather though). Starting with Summer Solstice, days' temps were 75, 77, 82, 74,76,72,66 - six of the seven days were rain!
Of course I will be doing the center of the next week temp rosette, but my primary project for the day will be to make foursies with my plaid patches. Ha - one pile is headed the wrong way which means I have to keep my witts about me in making sure these cuties all head they same direction - simple sewing, but with some care. Kind of like taking the country road for a leasurely drive, but you have to watch for the deer!
Monday was a non-sew day as I was attending a Catskill Mountains Quilters Hall of Fame event in Windham, NY. And just up the road from where we were is the lovely Patchwork Co Quilt Shop. So, yes, that was worked into our day. Not that I need fabric, but when in Rome do what the Romans do - right!
They have been running a huge sale all month - hey, new stuff has to be rolled in and they need to make room (I will be back to check out the 'new'). I showed a lot of restraint and this was my small bag purchase.
The neutral was the last (almost yard) on the bolt and looked lonely - 'Flirt' - will be used in something very soon. The next two small pieces were tossed aside from the cutting of the person in front of me - ends of bolts and she didn't want it - hey, I will give it a home. The period green with sweet cheddar flowers - 'Kindred Spirits' - will go into the Mini Monday Blocks and the little Geese with Temecula Quilting. The alpha print - 'A is For' - will go into my juvinile tote to be used when our guild works on the donation quilts for the community. AND the BIRDS were my just for fun because it caught my fancy - 'Trading Post'. I have a lot of blacks that I want to use up and this will be my focal to blend them all. And then the Jelly Roll of 'Cheddar & Indigo' by Nancy Gere just had to come home with me.
Today I will catch up on the Mini Monday blocks. Simple framed centers and we have to make four. They should work up quickly and then I need to get back to the stitchery on Bleeker Street.
I haven't had a 'finish' in a long time and the month is almost over. Maybe????
Sunday, June 25, 2017
It's been a while since I joined KATHY for a day of slow. I am trying to add a little handwork in each day as I am falling behind on some hand projects. But today is for slow.
I want to prep the bunny block for Bleeker Street (side bar button) and then work on the hand stitches. I am making minis from each section rather that the whole quilt - although, some day I may make the whole quilt.
I had a hard time photo'ing it as we still had a lot of cloud, but all the locals up and down the Valley and then some were out there watching and snapping away.