ADVENTURES

I blame it on the heat wave. After I had the wonderful vacation at York Beach and Moody Beach, I decided to finish a few projects and start a few more. It was hot and humid. I don’t have central air conditioning, but have two little area air conditioners. They work fine in one room, but take a little longer to cool the air.

I filled one with water and ice cubes and placed it on a double stacked plastic three drawer unit. A fan was on the floor to blow the air throughout the room. I started to sew before the air was cool. The pieces were sticking to me and falling on the floor. I would sew a row and use my friend, Mr. Seam Ripper, to unsew and sew again. Piecing was not going well so I decided to finish the last of the 23 day sewing room declutter. What could go wrong with that. The last item on my list was notions. I gathered all my stuff and began to organize. The pins and needles are in one drawer. The scissors and rotary cutters are in another drawer. Everything was going well until the top three drawers fell over. Everything fell on the floor. All the pins, needles, scissors, rotary cutters, and everything else that was in the top three drawers. Also the air conditioner with its ice and water. I cleaned up all the ice and water, left the other stuff on the floor and went into the living room, put my feet up and read a book for the rest of the day. I did go back the next day and reorganize again. Now the 23 day declutter is finished. I found things that I forgot I had. Fabric to go into the many quilts in my head. All is well. Needless to say, the drawer units are no longer stacked.

I have finished the Stay At Home Pandemic Round Robin top. Unfortunately, I forgot to sent the instructions for the last Guild newsletter, but I will send them for the September one. .

SAHPRR Instructions

Center – any block that you want. Row 1 – flying geese. Row 2 – triangles Row 3 – squares. Row 4 – diamonds. Row 5 – piano keys. Row 6 – stars. Row 7 anything goes.

I used scraps from my stash for this quilt. I read the other day that you’re not supposed to call your fabric a stash. It sound too much like trash. It is supposed to be called your fabric collection. You can have some fabrics in your permanent fabric collection. You don’t have to use your fabric just because it’s there.

Four quilts have come back from the long arm quilters. The binding was sewn on in the evenings while watching TV.

This is a Round Robin made with members of the Guild. The ladies did a wonderful job. This is one of my favorite quilts.

This is a block of the month bed runner. It is bigger than most bed runners, but I like the colors. It will go very nicely in my bedroom.

This is an older sampler quilt. It might have been a block of the week quilt.

Mystery quilt made with 5″ blocks makes a queen size quilt.

It’s amazing. This quilt is the same mystery quilt pattern made with 2 1/2″ squares. It is wall hanging or baby quilt size. Different colors and size of squares make it very different.

My July 3D Mini quilt top is finished. It is 14″ square. I’m enjoying this project very much. I can make one in a day and quilt it the next day and it’s done. No UFOs with 3D quilts. This is the fifth one in this project.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

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