Tuesday, June 3, 2014
I live in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. Usually by now we are already into the hazy, hot and humid part of summer. Not this year! It has been gorgeous, sunny and warm with cool breezes and no humidity. I would love a summer of mid '70 temperatures.
It has been perfect weather to get the garden in order too, which means I have not been sewing. I am still pecking along with my Farmer's Wife blocks. I am feeling I need to come to a decision to make all or some of the blocks.
Our guild quilt show is next May, a quick short year away. I pulled some fabrics to make a little raffle quilt that was a success last time around. We make these instead of doing a large raffle quilt. Each member is encouraged to make a quilt 18 x 18 using any theme they wish. Attendees can buy tickets for any quilts they want with a chance to win at the end of the show. The size and variety were a good draw.
Now that I am looking at this picture that bottom green is not showing up too well.
This one might be better....
I have all these blocks sewn into rows and now need to sew those rows together. This will be my next goal to get off the UFO pile.
This finally went out to the quilter. I am so happy to have this one it's way! Why did I procrastinate for so long?
How do you balance summer and sewing? The urge to be outside is strong along with parties, graduations, vacations and does not leave a lot of time to get in the sewing room.