Thursday, 25 June 2009

These Summer Evenings.......

are very conducive to getting quilts made. I'm enjoying being able to sit at my table in the window and have lots of natural light, I was still working away with no house lights at gone 11pm last night, though I admit it was a bit dim when I was digging a new scrap of thread out of the drawer. I've been getting up a half hour earlier in the mornings too. I got loads done today before I had to leave for work.
I've polished off two shades of blue, some pink and some green so far. I decided that it would be ok to use up bits and pieces of thread in this latest little creation. For the quilting I have selected threads that will blend, a shade of pink for the back and blue for the front. I like the way Marit quilted her 'Wonky Owls' and plan to do something similar, it looks effective but easy.

I believe there may be enough of the Jelly slices left to make a small label. I must admit, I'm usually very lax about labels and have only ever put about three on, something I must try to remedy. So, 'Penny Lemonade' is all layered up with a filling of Dream Green and is pinned awaiting a go in the sewing machine, maybe this evening, after I have given it a good clean, it's been a while since I took the bottom off and defluffed! Could I go from start to finish in 3 evenings and one morning?
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I was given yet more denim today for my planned quilt and the colleague who passed it to me asked for a look see, I really need to stop procrastinating and get on with it. I'm fiddling about with various round items at the moment trying to decide which one to use as a template for the denim. Do I want large apertures or small? Will that make it heavier, lighter, easier? Do I want to use batting? Maybe I should just toss a coin a few times, let chance make the decisions and get on with it.
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I'm off to clean then play with my sewing machine.
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Gratitude's
1) Almost finished already!
2) Light summer evenings.
3) Light summer mornings too.

3 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Fabulous idea, fabulous colors and sweet outcome! good for you

Miss 376 said...

This is coming together really well. These summer mornings are killing me, not sure half four is the ideal time to start the day

Lynda said...

Beautiful colours on the quilt, and perfect for Dream Green! Have you used it before? What do you think?