I want to do one quilt for everyone in my extended family over the next few years so I'm starting with the oldest grandnephew and once the kids are done, I'm going to make one for each of my nieces, then my sister and her husband (I actually gave my brother and his wife quilts last year for their fiftieth birthdays, so I don't have to do them!)
Sunday, May 5, 2013
On a beautiful Sunday morning, in a place where spring usually means rain, which would you rather you do?
Weed the garden or....
Baste your latest quilt top!
(I pulled together my completed Thangles blocks and called this layout Garden Gate, and I'm gifting it to my co-worker's sister, who has just been moved to hospice)
When I have a bunch of tops to baste, I like to use spray baste, but don't like to use it indoors. Usually that means I make flimsies from October to about June, and then when it dries up long enough, I set up on my deck and baste away.
I start with an old sheet taped to the deck boards, but I forgot to buy some so I raided my pantry. One can got really covered with the spray and was quite sticky,
so made up a yummy bean salad!
Good thing I did, because my daughter called me to come over and enjoy the first barbeque of the season! I had planned a day of quilting "Garden Gate", but I have also resolved not to turn down any invites this year, so I headed over. It hit a record 31C today (88F) - we don't normally see those temperatures around here, and if we do, it's not until August. It was acutally 34C in the shade on the deck, over 90F.
Only the little pool was ready for this weekend, I think the big one is going up this week because this weather is supposed to last for another 10 days! Zoey couldn't wait for it to fill up and first went in her shoes and socks, she is such a water baby!
The heat tuckered her out and she decided the dog bed was a great place for a nap!
Oh, yeah - this was supposed to be a stash report!
Besides "Garden Gate", I basted two more quilt tops and 2 pillow tops before it got too hot. I have at least three more tops to baste before this stretch of good weather ends.
I bought some solids this week with the plans to start a Super-Mario quilt for my nephew for Christmas, and a few fat eigths.
Added this week: 2.3 metres
Added Year-to-Date: 58.5 metres
Used since last report: 8 metres
Used Year-to-Date: 17.5 metres
Net used/Added for 2013: 41 metres