Sunday, July 19, 2015

HOT!

This is us today:


Luna (formerly known as Leah) has been shedding fur by the handful lately. Unfortunately, all I can shed is clothing, and only up to a point. We had about a week's worth of normal temperatures around here but the last two days have soared into record territory again. We are promised cooler weather tomorrow. It can't come soon enough!

I've managed to sew up more blocks featuring red scraps and remnants. I'll be linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, probably one of the last to the party this weekend. That seems to be the story of my life these days.


I'm just grateful to be feeling better overall (aside from the heat of course). The beginning of this week was rough but the last couple of days have been better. Or they were until I ran into some toxin somewhere that laid me out for over 24 hours. Still, it's been a better week than some recently.

I made a couple more of the 6" Sawtooth stars with 3" Nine Patch centers. I think those tiny squares are all gone now. There was a time when I enjoyed working that small. That time has passed for the most part.



I also made up a couple of 8" Sawtooth stars, just because I could. My red scraps seem to be running more to burgundy than true red.



I think there may be a patriotic puzzle quilt in my future. I have red, white, and blue blocks in a variety of sizes and configurations in my Parts Department.


The "puzzle" part will be figuring out how to set them all together into one quilt top. I'll have to be feeling really well to pull that off!

Now, off to see what everyone else has been doing. The party is over at So Scrappy if you care to join me. :- )

8 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

And what a grand patriotic puzzle quilt it will be!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Better "late to the party" than never having arrived! You made some lovely RED blocks this week. Here's hoping next week is as productive.

katechiconi said...

Stay well! Those few good days have made you pretty productive. You never know, a couple of weeks might see a whole quilt top finished!

Julierose said...

Neat star blocks--love that patriotic one. Sorry you haven't been feeling well; this humidity and heat don't help at all. Phew--another hot one here for us, too...hugs, Julierose

Angie said...

I like your idea for a Patriotic Puzzle quilt - should be fun! This may not be of help for making scrappy nine patches from small bits of fabric, but it's definitely a good technique to know: http://funwithbarbandmary.blogspot.com/p/nine-patch-tutorial-using-2-squares.html

Cathy said...

I still love small!

Putting together a Patriotic Puzzle from Parts sounds like a lot of fun.

desertskyquilts said...

Love your blocks. I don't do small, normally. Only for a very special project. I'm thinking some flying geese, some hst, and some pinwheels or square in a square are in the future for your parts department setting that puzzle together! I like the concept of parts department. =)

annelawson said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been well lately. Even so, you have created such beautiful patterns. I am always blown away by how productive you are. Hope you are feeling as right as nine pence soon. (That's an old phrase that my dad used to say to us when we were feeling under the weather. 😊 )