Monday, August 2, 2010

Did you know it’s Summer?





Well, it sure is here!! It was 102 on Saturday, 104 on Sunday and predicted to be at least 101 today. I am fondly remembering the freak snowfall we had last winter.

So, of course, I spent most of Sunday in the studio, next to the air conditioner.














What I worked on was my orphan blocks that I showed a couple of weeks ago.

















Then I posted this picture of the quilt design I came up with in EQ7.















And today I have this (on my design wall).

I have sewn three rows together and hope to be finishing the rows today. This should be the center of the quilt but I haven't cut the borders yet. This quilt has gotten a lot bigger than I originally planned so I am not sure what I am going to do. Stay tuned.

18 comments:

Pat said...

Love that quilt you designed. I am still learning my way around EQ7......but I'll get the hang of it eventually. As for the heat, we had temps that exceeded 100 a week or so back (with very high humidity at the same time) so I know how you are feeling with that. The weather is just crazy!

Wilma NC said...

Nice blocks. I have EQ6 but found it incompatible with my Mac. And of course I had used all of my updates.....

Thelma said...

The setting you chose for those blocks could not be more perfect, I love it!

sophie said...

I like the setting (and the quilt!)

Diane said...

l.o.v.e. i.t.
keep cool.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love that quilt you designed, maybe one day I too can play with eq7.......it's still in the 60's here and rainy, i love it

Judy said...

Would you mind sending some heat to the northwest?? We don't need the humidity, just some heat. ;)
Your design is fabulous!!! Can't wait to see what you do next!

Kare said...

That quilt would make a great table topper!

karenfae said...

I am so glad I am not in the south right now with the heat wave you are all suffering from. Friends from home keep sending me e mails telling me how hot it is - 100+ for days now. I got a message from one that said it was 85 when she woke up! not for me - it was 51 here in Montana :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Teaquilts said...

Beautiful job on the quilt in progress. Thanks for the update in it's progress. It's so nice to see the progression as well as the current status.

AnnieO said...

What a great use of orphan blocks! REd and green is my favorite combo. These look terrific.

quiltingnana said...

love to see your progress!

Cathy said...

Bee-u-ti-ful!!!!!! I love the movement you have going on in that quilt, and the fabric for the setting triangles.

QuiltSwissy said...

Oh, man, that green makes it really pop. It is gorgeous!

glen in Louisiana: #1

Chris said...

What a nice home for those poor orphan blocks!

Susan said...

Those orphan blocks look great together!

Rabid Quilter said...

LOVE the quilt! Great job! As for heat, I'm in the central valley of Calif and we're used to having had at least a dozen days of over 100 by now but we're experiencing the coolest summer ever! Only 1 day a 103 and the rest have been in the hi 80s low 90s. I'm loving it but the rest of the country's suffering for it.

Sorry. . .

Vicki said...

how lovely is that!! great job with all that little piecing. It is hot here but I won't complain....