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?


  1. I think the quilt-as-you-go is a great method by machine or by hand. Smaller sections are so much easier to manage.

  2. Very awesome....the colors and the idea of quilting in small sections!
    Big and bulky is always a drag.

  3. Hi Ginny the blocks are stunning and I just love the blue colours. That field looks just the right place to find a spot and sit down and read in the sun. Have a lovely summer. Susie x