I really didn't know where to start when I finally got the chance for some me time and quilty sewing recently.
The Palace had become a bit of a cluttered mess, with bits and pieces everywhere - boxes and piles of projects waiting to be started, continued on with and finished. (I'm sure I'm not the only one with a workspace like this?)
I cleared a corner by doing some clothes ironing (!!) and then mended 3 pairs of the MOML's farm overalls (!!)
Staring at me (or was it Glaring at me) from the design wall was my temperature quilt. There were also bits of it in little containers and partial blocks scattered between my machine and the ironing board.
It seemed to make sense to do some work on it.
You may remember I am using the design by Joanne of Canuck Quilter Designs and I am loving it a lot. Sadly I'd got behind.
However some concentrated sewing has seen the following happen.
Temperatures ranging between pinky-red (24-25º) and dark-green (8-9º)
Temperatures ranging between bright orange (20-21º) and dark-green (8-9º)
(Oh and one pink at 23º)
Temperatures ranging between bright orange (20-21º) and light blue (6-7º)
Temperatures ranging between light orange (18-19º) and light blue (6-7º)
Here are the first seven months of the year joined together. I'm enjoying seeing the colours progress throughout the quilt.
You can see some of the shorter months haven't got their coping strips on the end, and also, below, you can see an oopsie I found while pressing - two units are upside down, marked by the pins below.
I've since fixed both things things but not re-photographed it.
Getting to this stage was enough temperature sewing just now. As it's joined I can take it off the design wall and free up the space for something else.
In the meantime I've whipped up some waterproof trousers for the youngest fellow. This is what he gets up to at Playcentre —
I used a 'softshell' fabric which apparently is water resistant. Hopefully it will save his clothes! (But judging by the above photo, I probably need to make a full body suit!)
Now to decide what to work on next....!
'til next time,