I have to admit, I am getting a bit weary of summer. Yes, I know, it is sacrilege to say so. We wait for summer with such great anticipation and dream for months of ripe tomatoes and corn, roses, barbeques, swim parties... But it is June we have in mind, not mid August.
It's the heat that has finally worn me down. The grass has gigantic brown patches, the flowers have given up, and the only time it is pleasant to be outside is around 9:00 at night. Day after day of 100 degree temps and I am throwing in the towel. Bring on Fall.
I brought out my late summer/early fall quilts this morning. I was up at the crack of dawn cleaning my house (before it got to hot to move of course), and when everything was vacumed and dusted and wiped off, I thought it was time for a change of decor.
I love this quilt made of April Cornell fabrics. Whatever happened to her anyway? She closed all her stores a number of years ago, but had been designing for Moda. She came out with four or five collections and that was it. I haven't seen a bit of her stuff in ages.
Here us a close up.
I made this quilt a few years ago when Pat Sloan was having a sew along called the OP Project. OP stands for Orange Pile. It was so much fun to sew along with folks online for an entire weekend. I even ate an orange lunch one of the days (tomato soup and crackers) to stay in the mood.
Speaking of sew alongs, you may be wondering what is up with my Spools project. Well, that would be nothing at the moment. I hope that is a relief to the rest of you laggers who aren't done with yours either! Thelma posted her finished project today and it is adorable! Please take a look if you haven't already.
Well, I said there weren't any deadlines, didn't I? lol The point is to have fun, sew when you can, and end up with a darling quilt to decorate your sewing space.
My excuse is that I have been trying to get ready for a little vacation (one of two I have planned), along with the usual chasing after Grandpa and tending to Eva. No, I have that mixed up. You know what I mean. I will be away all next week, and won't have my computer with me, so no posts til I get back. But I will have PLENTY of quilty goodness to share with you then!
Maybe I will even finish one of my Spools quilts before I take off on the next trip.