Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer is fading...but not the heat.

The days maybe getting shorter but we're in the midst of a heat wave here in eastern Pennsylvania. The first thing I do these days is take Seamus to the park to get his ball game on before the sun is totally up.  It's searing for him and his coat is a bit longer than what I would like--but we are awaiting his new groomer to finish up her grooming school in the next week or so.  
I'm sewing upstairs in the early morning because by noon, it's too oppressive to be in the attic.  I am getting some things done and am taking three quilt tops to the machine quilter today.  I have three variations of black, grey, and yellow completed.  The first you saw here.  The second is a gift for someone who checks my blog, so I'm not posting a photo of that one (it's her birthday present).  I made hers the biggest so she could really cuddle up in it this winter.
I had a lot of scrap fabric left and I knew I would most likely never use it so I made this "good to the last drop" quilt.  I just used as many of the scraps as I could.  It's very random but it was freeing to just assemble 8 inch blocks and keep moving.  Afterwards I found I could make a medallion of sorts in the center.  I thought that I would use the piece as a backing but my girlfriends veto-ed that and said no, quilt it like a regular quilt.  I'm interested in seeing what it looks like when I get it back from Terri, my quilter.

Hope you are staying cool and having a wonderful summer.  It will be gone before we know it so enjoy it while you can!