It’s hot!

I am not sure about you but it is hot here.  It makes for lots of swimming in the pool but not much sewing or quilting.

Oh well, I will try to endure as best as I can.

I did manage to get a top put together for some friends who just had a baby boy.

I thought that I would try out a new pattern, one that I have never made before.

Chevron was the one chosen because I thought it would be a quick and easy

pattern to under take at this time of the year. And I was not disappointed.

I used 5″ squares that I had bought online at Connecting Threads.  I had 42

squares so it worked out well. And I had it cut and sewn together in a matter

of a couple of hours. Quick indeed. To be quite honest though, I don’t like the

layout that I chose.  IF I had to do it again, I would put all the dark squares

together and all the light together, instead of spreading them all over the top.

My baby Chevron quilt.

My baby Chevron quilt.

What do you think?

All that is left to do, is the quilting.  I will have to make time this week for that.  And the binding needs to be

done as well but I don’t mind that at all.

Then there are the blocks that I showed you last week.

Paper  pieced star blocks

Paper pieced star blocks

The other 36 are now being blocked and I am hoping to have that top all together by the end of the week.

I love it when projects that have been hanging around for a while get finished.  That means I can start

something new-yeah!!

I am also hoping to get some fabric painting in this week. This is the book I will be using.

Fabric painting ideas and inspiration.

Fabric painting ideas and inspiration.

I want to try my hand at that and see what happens.  I will take lots of

photos to show you what happened.  Even the mistakes and ugly ones

will be shown.  Eeek!! I hope I do an okay job, now I really have to try

my best and pay attention to what I am doing. Until next week,

stay cool and happy quilting.

Ruth