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.I 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!
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.The 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. Isn’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!
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!