Tuesday, July 26, 2005
A Quilt for Kaye
My small stitching group "Twisted Stitchers" makes a miniature quilt for each member's birthday. Everyone, but the birthday girl makes a block. I finally finished the top for Kaye's Quilt. I still need to put on the border, but it is too late in the evening to refresh my memory on how to miter on a 10" quilt border. I have to look it up everytime I do it.
Kaye is a Civil War Repro lover, but she needs a little color in her life. I had to purchase the background fabric, the color is hand dyes. I think the toughest part of the whole thing was the 4 Y seams on the small blocks. Thank goodness I chose 3" blocks, and not 2" blocks. I am going to quilt diamond shaped feather motifs in between the blocks, and then I am going to quilt a cable and feather on the border. I haven't decided, but I think I might use silk thread for the quilting. I could use Aurifil, and I think that it would look just as good
We had a line of strong thunderstorms go through this evening. It was 95 today, but with the humidity it felt like 110 or so they say.. I only was out long enough to go to and from work. We sat in the dark for 8 hours yesterday evening. No storms, but I guess there was just too much need for energy because of the heat. It is supposed to go down to the 60's. I'll believe it when I see it, but that would be great. Well, I am going upstairs. It is nice and cool down in the basement where my computer and sewing room are.. Think I will hit the sack early tonight. I have a long day at work tomorrow. Keep cool!!