Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What I've been up to….

I've been spending whatever time I can this summer at my family's weekend place in upstate New York with my 15-year-old son and my dog. Doing lots of yoga, and swimming, and hiking, and of course sewing!

I've been working on my Block Lotto sampler, and just finished 5 sunshine blocks for the full/queen sized blue-and-white quilt I'm working on from this year's blocks. They're not perfect, but I hope the little mistakes won't be noticeable once the blocks have been incorporated into the finished quilt.

I've already assembled a few sections of the quilt, and have started quilting them with light-blue thread. Here are two that I've completed. I hope you can see the quilting in these photos----I'm afraid the light thread doesn't stand out much:

I'm going to put them together using the quilt-as-you-go method when they are sewn into sections and quilted. I figure it's a good way to keep myself from ending up with another UFO, and it will give me some much-needed practice machine quilting.


At the start of the month, I also made these 2 blocks for the July Block Lotto drawing. Aren't they sweet?  I think I need to make 9 of them for the sampler quilt…..maybe I'll start them this afternoon.
This morning I dragged my son out for a short road trip to visit the Storm King Art Center sculpture garden. I didn't take many photos, but couldn't resist snapping one of this gorgeous field of white and yellow daisies.
Wouldn't you love to have a front yard that looks like this?