Thursday, July 26, 2018

High Heat And Humidity!

An unbearable wave of sticky humid weather has hit us here in New Hampshire. But the Tuesday Sunshine Club met with resolve to stick to our projects. Here's Mary cutting backing fabric.

Meb was working on a nice pile of blocks.

They are so pretty!

Bev K joined us after a long absence and had a beautiful quilt to show us.

Sue has been working on her strippie quilt and was pressing it.

Sarah got a good deal on these blocks at the Salvation Army and is wondering how to match the dark indigo to make  more of them.

The Friday Quilters at the Golden Gese Quilt Shop had a special guest visiting us from Illinois.  It was none other than Nann,  from "With Strings Attached"  blog.

Nann had hand work that was easy packing for her travels on the long drive east.

It was great to give Nann a hug in person!

The owner of the shop, Nancy Gesen,  had a special project that she shared with us now that it is finished. Wow, what a beauty!

Wool applique on top of cotton piecing makes this quilt a masterpiece.

Here's a close up to show you the details.

Sue was working on a pretty panel quilt.

We had fun and dreaded leaving the air conditioning at the end of the day!

Stay cool and happy quilting!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Starstruck Quilt

Today was a one day respite from the high heat and humidity and it was very welcome relief! On Wednesday, the 4th of July, Ellen Peters helped me by  loading Starstruck, a Bonnie Hunter pattern.

It was relatively cool  in the studio but the physical exertion caused sweat to run down my brow into my eyes, ugh!

It is a big 90" by 90" and I quilted my big  loose spirals across the width in rows.

 In today's cooler drier air I felt inspired to trim the excess batting and backing off the edges of the quilt and machine sewed the binding to it.

Now it is ready for hand hemming the binding which will take me some time.

On Tuesday, the Sunshine Club met and we enjoyed a good time sharing our various projects. Here is Mary's quilt.

Sue finished up her pretty strippy quilt in light aquas and cocoa browns.

Great job, Sue!

Hope you can stay cool in this nation wide heat wave!

Happy quilting!

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