Friday, July 28, 2017

Week Nine

Not sewn together yet, but here is the ninth week of my temperature-based year quilt:
Every day this week fell in the range 10 to 15 degrees. Saturday and Thursday were only just in that range at the cold end, and Tuesday felt almost like spring as we got close to the warm end of the range.

The details:
28/07/2017   11.3   aqua/teal
27/07/2017   10.2   aqua/teal
26/07/2017   12.0   aqua/teal
25/07/2017   14.7   aqua/teal - highest temperature yet
24/07/2017   12.3   aqua/teal
23/07/2017   12.0   aqua/teal
22/07/2017   10.2   aqua/teal

Tomorrow is forecast to reach 15 or 16. If we make it, it will be nice to introduce a green fabric!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Quilt Showcase

Went to the city today to check out the Vic Quilters Showcase at the Craft and Quilt Fair, which is on until Sunday. I volunteered for white glove duty, which meant I got free entry to the show, and got to get up close and personal with the quilts. But I didn't take any photos! There are some amazing quilts on display though, and the winner of best in show is just stunning. Worth seeing if you can get there.

My feet were very sore by the end of the day. Definitely chose the wrong footwear for the job, but I did manage to get to 10,000 steps before I got back to the train, so I could just relax when I got home.

My only purchases for the day:
A couple of pairs of gloves from Daiso, and some pins. The photo doesn't show it properly, but the gloves have three fingertips missing. Only the last two finger have tips. The idea is to use them for quilting, but not have to take them off all the time to tie off threads or the like.

The pins are for the curved piecing I am doing on my mystery quilt. My old dressmaking pins just didn't want to slide into the patchwork fabrics, so I treated myself to these very fine ones. They are only .4mm thick.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Penguin March

This week I've been working on my mystery quilt, which I still can't blog details of. It is getting close to the end, though.

I'm still managing to do 10,000 steps each day, and apparently today I reached penguin distance!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Off Lead

Today the dogs got a bit of off-lead exercise:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sit and Sew Day

Because I'm still holder of the key, I have to get to my quilt group's Sit and Sew sessions first, to open the hall and get everything set up.

So today I had an hour to myself before the next person arrived. Just the Queen and me!

I got three small things done today; stitching this week's temperature rosette to its background, adding a hanging sleeve to my flower ball quilt so that I can finally hang it in the hallway, and this:
The sixth clue for the mystery quilt I'm working on. Although one of these 3D pinwheels may need to be re-sewn.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Mid-Winter Blues

Week 8 for my temperature-based year quilt has been cold:

21/07/2017   11.8   aqua/teal
20/07/2017    7.1    blue
19/07/2017    8.1    blue
18/07/2017    9.8    blue
17/07/2017   11.4   aqua/teal
16/07/2017     6.5   blue - coldest day yet!
15/07/2017   10.2   aqua/teal

Here's the second row of the quilt so far:
Weeks six, seven and eight.

Linked to Sarah's weekly weather report link-up.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Top Tiers

Not so much of a UFO now:
I added the remaining two pieces to the tree I made yesterday, and even included a ribbon to hang it by. It may even get some embellishments at some stage.