It was far too hot and muggy today to spend too much time in the garden. I did manage to get a few more weeds pulled but it was a bit like working in a bowl of water there was so much humidity in the air so I gave up and came inside with the intention of finishing off a couple of quilt tops.
I had about half the blocks sewn together on the Brick Quilt and it really didn’t take that much longer to get the rest sewn and then sew them into rows.
I was taking this photo by lunchtime which wasn’t a bad effort I thought. Check out the colour of the sky in the back ground. It promised rain all day (in between sunshine) but we only had a few drops – not really worth getting excited about really. Ohh before I forget this is the quilt-a-long that Ava is doing. You can find the link to the quilt-a-long here at Ava Landen: Modern Quilting.
After lunch, a couple of cups of tea and a read of my new book I got stuck into the Hidden Spools quilt. The blocks had been made for some time but I hadn’t found time, or to be honest motivation, to put them together.
My assistant was more than happy to sit on the quilt and hold it down for me as I sewed on the borders. Trouble was he got grumpy when I wanted to move it and I got some very dirty looks by the time I was done – not to mention being subjected to quite a lot of tail swishing.
Despite the “help” I did manage to get this finished by quarter to five this afternoon and I’m quite pleased with the overall look. For a while there I thought it might have been too busy but I don’t think it is. I wasn’t sure too on the border fabric but it was the only dark colour I had in enough quantity to go around the quilt. A bit more used up from my stash.
Now there are two more tops keeping my cupboards warm until I find time to work out the backing fabric and quilt them. I will not acknowledge the dozen or so quilts that are all organised to quilt….I just haven’t had the time, or motivation, or a gammill that isn’t covered in crap and started on them. Perhaps when the kids go back to school.