Wednesday, July 15, 2015


I've been working on the baby quilt. This is the final design, and the first six rows are sewn together. But.

In my typical fashion I jumped over to something else. I had seen Wanda cutting kite blocks with a die the other day and nothing would do but that I had to order the die and start cutting, too.
Once the die arrived, I cut and cut and cut. But that's all I've done.
Because now I've started sewing four patches together into 16-patches. I saw a tutorial on Missouri Star and decided I wanted to try that. I spent a lot of time last night looking for the die to make the star points and realized I didn't have the right one.  
So I just cut them the old fashioned way. With a rotary cutter.
This morning I enjoyed our patio for a little while before it got too hot, and that happened pretty quickly. 
Pete the 'keet is back inside now, too.

I've been smiling at sock monkey Santas.
And at this I saw in a magazine last night.

Nor am I, as evidenced by my breakfast of leftover beef stir fry!

It IS a beautiful day, even if it is hot, and I am so thankful for air conditioning!

I do hope you are having a wonderful day, full of lots of good things to enjoy.

Hugs and kisses,


Susie Swanson said...

Sure do love your quilts.. The cutting has never been my favorite.. Looks like lots of fun the way you do it. Hope it cools off some for you soon.. We're getting rainy weather for a few days and back to hot .. Oh Well, it's summer.. Hugs and lots of blessings, xo

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm in the same predicament. I have 7 rows left to sew together but I have 3 other things yelling "come play with me".

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What fabulous quilts you're working on. I, too, dislike cutting which is why I just ordered a tumbler die. Ha!

Sheila said...

I saw that Missouri Star video! That quilt is on my bucket list. I'll enjoy watching yours come together.
I have sewing projects that are calling me. Yes. I'm cutting tumblers, too. Another voice.
Sweet baby quilt in progress, dear.

Thimbleanna said...

You crack me up Elaine -- and you're a quilter after my own heart. I love that you skip around -- that's what I like to do too. And you're in a more modern world than I am. In my world, rotary cutters are cutting edge -- scissors are the old fashioned way LOL!!!

Karen S said...

The baby quilt is looking lovely. That one is gong to turn out well.
And why not jump to something new. Those blocks do look interesting.
I saw the star tutorial, too, and thought it a good one to play with.
I wonder where the sock monkey fabric will go?