My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Catching up in September

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.
April —
Temperatures range between Pinky Red(24-25*) andDark Green (8-9*)
Temperatures ranging between pinky-red (24-25º) and dark-green (8-9º)

May —
Temperatures ranging between bright orange (20-21º) and dark-green (8-9º)
(Oh and one pink at 23º)

June —
Temperatures ranging between bright orange (20-21º) and light blue (6-7º)

July —
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!)
And I've only guessed the elastic waist/cuffs so I may still need to do some unpicking to change them.

Now to decide what to work on next....!
'til next time,
happy stitches,

21 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love your temperature quilt - the design is awesome

Janet O. said...

I think that is my favorite temperature quilt. Joanne has some great designs..
That little guy looks like he is having a great time--and it appears the waterproof trousers are a very good idea. I never would have thought of such a thing. You are so clever.

Lin said...

I love the way the temperature quilt is coming along - like Janet I think this is the nicest design I have seen. Great little trousers but I think the body suit may be more apropriate! Lin xx

dq said...

I love your temperature quilt! It is colorful and fun. Seeing it inspires me to make a 2020 quilt of some sort. Ideas are rolling around in my head about the hard year it has been for more reasons than Covid and for many people.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, your temperature quilt is amazing! You work with colors so well... and so does your little fella :) xx

Needled Mom said...

Your temperature quilt is fabulous. Love the design and colors. Cute little coveralls for the little one too. I hope they do the job!

Jenny said...

You have done so well catching up on your temperature quilt. As well as looking great, it has a wonderful story to tell!
Those waterproof trousers look great, but perhaps you are right. He may well need all over protection!

kiwikid said...

Well done on the catch up with your temperature quilt, it looks fantastic. Great you can get to some sewing during your busy time of the year on the farm. The waterproof trousers look wonderful Raewyn, he might need an all over suit, painting looks like a full body experience 😄.

Fiona said...

loving the look of your temperature quilt and I have got the pattern... maybe I will get to do something like that next year....
Love the little waterproof bloomers.... little one is certainly having fun! haha

Hugz

marina said...

your temperature quilt is amazing!

Karen S said...

Definitely worth keeping up with the temp quilt. It can get away from you far too quickly.
Those waterproof pants are a great idea and will come in useful for all sorts of play.

jude's page said...

Looks like a lot of progress has been made, and yes you may need a full body suit for the little man!!

Angie said...

Raewyn - I can relate - there are not enough hours in the day for all the things I put on my plate. I say it that way deliberately since I can decide to take the pressure off, but the problem is I WANT to do all these things! Your temperature quilt is looking wonderful! Enjoy your weekend!

Karen's Korner said...

Good progress with your temperature quilt. What a great idea the waterproof pants are.

Susan said...

your temperature quilt is so effective. There are never enough hours in the day.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lots of progress on your temperature quilt Raewyn, it's looking good. Lovely pics of the little one, so busy!

Suz J said...

Just a quick note to let you know that you are definitely not alone in having a slightly disorganised sewing space. My room has become the dumping ground from the kids bedrooms and I have so many projects on the go... even though I try really hard to keep the pieces all together, it's not a perfect process.

Chookyblue...... said...

loving the temperature quilt.......

Maria said...

The temperature Quilt is looking great...
oh yes I think you do need to make a full body suit for the little one..must be fun though....

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your temperature quilt. How fun waterproof pants. When my kids were little they used to ask for paint shirts. Lots of parents would send cute little home made aprons. My go to? The thrift store for men's dress shirts. Remove the collar, adjust the sleeves a wee bit, they buttoned up the back and were the perfect length.

White Rose said...

Hi Raewyn lovely blocks and those pants will come in handy xx