Spring lilacs

Spring lilacs

Monday, August 13, 2018

Quilting with A/C...

Oh my goodness...I do not tolerate hot weather very well. Our lawns our crunchy and dried; in the vegetable gardens, the long storage onions are ready for gathering a month ahead of schedule & all the pea vines have given up despite frequent watering.

As much as we appreciate having central air, it gets claustrophobic quickly. We have just returned from 6 days in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and even there it was quite warm. I had looked forward to relaxing outside our RV doing some hand stitching, but instead stayed inside with the A/C units running. Our furry shelties could only be comfortable that way too.

So, taking advantage of the downtime, the binding on my Scrappy House quilt got completed...


And I can officially call this one Done! It is a two for one quilt if you check out the backing...


I also got started on handquilting my Brimfield Block quilt but even that felt too warm despite the cool insides of the RV...


Thank goodness for a nearby friend who just happens to have literally 100’s of hand quilting stencils that she let me go through and pick out a set with 2 different sizes. Stencils for hand quilting are like a dinosaur - nobody stocks them anymore.


When time permitted, all the trimming and squaring up was finished for Midnight At The Pumpkin Patch...


Once we got back home, the quilt top went together much faster and the addition of the wool appliques added...



With the continuation of our warm weather pattern and staying inside, will be doing a buttonhole stitch around the wool edges...love those Valdani colors! This has been a very fun quilt to work on - something different from my other projects and a way “to get my feet wet” working with wool. When I figure out how to machine quilt this, will show the whole thing...I am kind of stumped.

Honestly, this hot weather can go anytime...give me 65-70 degree days with the windows open...

Happy stitching everyone.

Pat