Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hot Summer Afternoon



So so hot here in the South.  So what to do,  how about machine quilt the twin quilts.  Fix a big tall glass of ice water,  turn the radio on,  make sure the AC is cranked up and sew.  The two quilts are similar but different.  Sort of like triangles we studied in Geometry!





This is the second one.  Do you see the difference?
The mother and maybe the father,  I am not sure about that,  went to Virginia Tech with my daughter in law,  so you see the Tech square?


This is a close up of the quilting.  I used a varigated thread in oranges and yellows. 



They both have the same back.  The couple these are for live on a farm in Virginia and my daughter in law asked me to do something in a farm theme.   Now to bind them.
 

I went to my quilt group yesterday.  There was only one other person there so Lori at Cottonfields helped me pick out a back for the other quilt I am doing for my daughter in law.  This picture is either not very good or I really don't like how this started.  I am going to work with these squares and add something. 

Sometimes an idea just does not work out like I think it will.  Does that ever happen to anyone but me?  Maybe I will add some strips of color to make this wonky.  I want to use these square in some way. 



This is the back that Lori helped my pick out.  I LOVE it!  


I just had to include this picture from early in the summer.  My grandson wanted to be buried in the sand.  As you can imagine it didn't last long.  That boy does not like to be still! 


Ok now what not to do on a hot summer afternoon,  mow grass,  walk around the block,  work in the garden,  in other words,  nothing outside!!

5 comments:

Barb said...

Cute picture at the end. Love both quilts and yes....I have a ton of projects that just don't turn out like I want them to.....for me, that is just the way it is.

elle said...

My goodness, a head on sand does look odd. Just like some of my bright ideas. lol I stay in when it is hot but sometimes the house is hotter than the yard! But the heat waves don't last too very long before we get a cooling rain.

Exuberant Color said...

The 2 quilts have just enough differnce that the twins will easily be able to tell them apart. I have to make twin quilts this summer too and I have 2 fabrics in 2 color families that will make the difference in theirs too.

a lot of times what I think will work turns out not so great. You have to remember that the blocks will tighten in with seam allowances. Maybe make some with a larger center block too for variety.

whatktmadenext said...

LOL, love the pic of your grandson!

The twin quilts are looking great - the same but different at the same time.

Rosalyn Manesse said...

Those quilts are coming along great