Greetings from our Happy Little 5 acres in burning up South Texas – Yesterday the thermometer hit 108 on the back porch! OUCH – Bet it hits 110 today! We might have a break in this horrible heat on Monday and Tuesday with changes of “rain”. We are hoping.
For the remainder of August – 16 days – I want to work on the following.
- Remaining 2 blocks to finish the corner sections.
- Complete the last 3 blocks of Sweet Stitches (embroidery)
- Continue on with OMIGOSH!
- Reproduction quilt designed on my EQ8 last August.
- Easy Breezy
Easy Breezy – Gretchen got me started on this one and so happy that she did. I needed an easy project just to get back to my quilting life! I had some fabric that my friends Wanda gave me years ago when she visited her daughter in New Zealand and I had no idea how to use the fabric, but I loved it anyway!
Easy Breezy is a Bonnie Hunter project. I have never done the sewing technique that Bonnie uses, although I do have 2 of her books in case I decide to go there. I made one 4” block and one 6” block. I really enjoyed the 6” block more because I make working with small blocks with OMIGOSH and wanted to do something different.
I am making 2 quilts at the same time. One with black and one with red. I have 4 of the 6” blocks completed, all the 2” strips cut out, and 1 of the 4” block using the black with the bird fabric. Not sure how large the quilts will be at this time or the setting, it is just so great to be hurrying to the Studio after exercise each morning and sew!
Here is the 4” Block. The neutral fabric is a P&B Apple Cider fabric. After making this block, I realized that the fabric is not as tightly woven as the focus fabric and the Moda so I have changed it going forward.
Now for the 6” block. Here are the 4 blocks together.
I have a nice stack of 2” strips cut and ready for sub cutting and sewing today!
Clay is doing great and I am de-stressing and my eye surgery was a resounding success! Still healing, but it is great to be able to have my peripheral vision back! It REALLY feels great to be back to a life that Clay and I have both missed so much in the last 7 months. I am de-stressing through my quilting. YEA!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday, For The Love of Geese