Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Has Returned

With a bit of a vengeance, too, I might add.  It’ll be in the 90’s all week, flirting with that 100 degree mark in another day or two … with the heat’s BFF humidity. 

I got all of the fabric cut for the spiral log cabin.photo 2I cut 2” strips using my Accuquilt Go cutter.  I’m still learning how to best utilize my cutter … sure beats cutting 7 yards of fabric by hand!  Winking smilephoto 1

I had planned to start sewing those strips together yesterday, but I spent the day at DD’s.  She had to take T#2 to the orthodontist to have her braces removed and to the optometrist to get her new glasses … so I got to watch the other 3.  While I was there, I gave DD her quilt and pillows.  She was thrilled with it, which made every little problem I had with that quilt worth it all.photo 3The first thing she wanted to do was put the quilt on their bed, just to see how it fit.  Thankfully my initial measurements were correct, and the quilt fit perfectly!  Whew!  Forgive the rumpled appearance … we just put it on the bed quickly, just to see it all laid out. 

Thanks to another battle with insomnia Sunday evening, I was too exhausted by the time I got home last night … no stitching for me.

I received a couple of surprises in the mail over the last couple of days.  I was the lucky winner of the fat quarter of choice over at Kathi’s blog.  I chose this cute neutral.  photo (2)-001Isn’t that just the cutest fabric? 

And I received a free spool of handquilting thread.  Presencia contacted Pepper Cory who happens to be a fellow member of the Celebrate Handquilting Facebook group, offering to give away a limited number of spools of their 40/3 handquilting thread.  I was lucky enough to be one of the winners!
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That is the most adorable color of gold/tan and will be perfect for DH’s log cabin (half the blocks are pieced) or my pineapple quilt (kitted, to be pieced at my guild’s retreat in September).  I use Presencia 60/3 thread for piecing, so I’m looking forward to using their handquilting thread.

Today’s plan is to stitch, stitch and stitch.  I’m anxious to see how the blocks come together … and to maybe even get a few laid out on my design floor to see the spiral come together. 

Hope that whatever you have planned today includes a little something that brings you joy.  Have a terrific Tuesday!


  1. Your daughter's quilt and pillows look great! Very nice work, Kathy!
    I have Pepper Cory's Drunkard's Path book and template. My Mom borrowed them and made me a beautiful quilt from the book. : )

  2. It looks wonderful and so pretty on the bed. Gosh Kathy you do such incredible work. I love all of your goodies too.
    I hope you get to stitch lots and lots today.

  3. Good morning! I have the go-cutter on my "want" list. How nice that would be. Like most people I imagine, I HATE the cutting out part the most. Not to mention, I am sure it would be sooo much more accurate then I am. The quilt looks soo nice on her bed. I was hoping we'd get a peek at it. Sorry you suffer from occasional insomnia. I can't say that it has ever been my problem (I drop off at the blink of an eye and sometimes when I am trying really hard not to, like watching a movie on TV) but I can imagine it would be hard and somewhat debilitating at times. Hopefully you get LOTS stitched up today. I have officially finished the HST quilt. I got the borders on yesterday and I love it. Thank goodness, because at one point I had decided I hated it, lol. Now I just need to find a backing for it and get it to the quilters. I want to get back to my civil war fabric one. Enjoy your day today Kathy, and hope you get LOTS done. I am anxious to see those blocks going together too.

  4. So glad you posted a pic of it on her bed! It looks great! And look at you, already starting that log cabin. Isn't it fun to win goodies!

  5. The quilt looks very nice on her bed. You do good work! :)

    Looking forward to see the one you are working on now. Hope you get lots of stitching time in today.

  6. DD's quilt is a real beauty and the pillows are perfect with it! Of course, she was thrilled!! Sorry you were disappointed in the shop...a shame when businesses mislead. Congrats on the "wins"...always fun to be surprised!

  7. Beautiful job on the quilt! I have never heard of that kind of thread. Let me know how it stitches. I might have to give it a try.

  8. I am so in love with that quilt - its ridiculous!

    You don't stop - finish one, start another :) I used to do that with knitting... oh how I miss it.

  9. I'm so glad you shared the photo of your daughter's quilt on the bed! It's beautiful.

    Congrats on winning those prizes :)

    It's HOT here, too! Lucky for you, you can stay inside and quilt :) As for me, I'm just catching up on blogging.

  10. I am sure you breathed a huge sigh of relief when the quilt went on the bed! It looks wonderful!! Congratulations on the wins! I have a cutting machine on my wish list, either an Accu quilt or a Sizzix, I just want to be able to cut strips quickly.

  11. The quilt looks beautiful on the bed. I'll bet she loved it.

    Those are a lot of strips! Wow.


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