Monday, May 24, 2010

It Is Summer in AL

Saturday night it was 82F at 10:30 pm and Sunday it got up to 97F. For this reason I have spent a lot of time in the studio.

This is my design wall, today. I have had stuff on and off of it for the last week. Currently there are 10 string blocks and 4 Snowbound blocks (Bunny Hill BOM). I am almost caught up with the snowman, am only one behind. I figure I will make block 5 after block 6 comes out, do the two of them together.

Along with the above blocks I finally got the binding made and put on Purple Rails. I am very pleased with how this quilt turned out.

My big accomplishment is getting the quilting done on Baskets & Lace. Not only that but I embroidered a label and made the binding for it. I have the binding all sewn on the front and pinned down so I can hand sew it to the back.

Did I mention that these blocks are also Bunny Hill designs?

One of the advantages of summer is the flowers. I am in no way a gardner but each year I have tried to add a little something/color to our yard. We live in the middle of the woods and have done little to civilize it but I do like to add a few cultivated plants, now and then. I am especially proud of my hydrangeas. Isn't that a beautiful blue?

My roses are Knock Out roses and once they start blooming, all one has to do is water them and dead head them when the blooms fade.

Be sure to stop by Judy's blog so see what other quilters are up to.


Jackie said...

I think at 97 degrees, I would also be spending time in my studio too. At least you are doing something you love and are productive. Love all your flowers. But my favorite here is the string quilt!

Melinda said...

It only got to 90 degrees here in Atlanta but I think we are in for a long hot summer. Love your Bunny Hill projects, I have collected the patterns but that is as far as it goes.

Judy said...

Please, please send some heat to Washington State! I'm freezing and I want some color!!! The weather dude told me last night we probably won't even see 80 until mid June!!! Brrrr.

Love your stings!!! And bunnies, I'm saving the designs but haven't done anything with them yet. ;) Purple Rails is a gorgeous blend of color!!!

Jessica said...

I remember you saying you always wanted "blue" hydrangeas!

Quilter Kathy said...

WoW! You have been busy!
Congrats on finishing the quilting on the basket quilt!

Vivian said...

I am so glad you showed your Snowbound blocks. I was thinking about using a light blue sparkly snowflake fabric but wasn't sure what it would look like. Now I know it will look great. Did you actually put lace between your basket blocks or is it the type of fabric you used?

Pat said...

Our weather has been chillier than it should be for this time of year......can't wait for us to get some real summery weather. Love your purple quilt and your flowers are lovely, too. I also have a blue that is called "Endless Summer" as it blooms all summer long.

quiltmom said...

Love all the gorgeous flowers Gari- I think the purple rails is fantastic- your fabric choices are terrific.
Thanks for sharing all those beautiful colors.

Diane said...

your flowers are wonderful. I'm over the top in love with your basket quilt-the background filler you quilted it perfect-you must be delighted! I am for you!
the purple quilt is terrific too!