Fourth of July for me earmarks the truly beginning of Summer. I know that I will have 2-3 months of humid and sometimes scorching weather that will follow causing me to retreat to the coolness of air conditioning. In my estimation air conditioning is one of man’s greatest inventions together with the washing machine as well as the Sewing Machine. There are others of course but A/C and washing machines top my list. Retreating to the coolness allows me the privilege of spending time in my sewing room otherwise known as my happy place. Well let’s face it, I’d be there anyway. I don’t need an excuse, that’s just where you’ll find me these days.
That being said I began my day finishing the Zebra block for the Savannah quilt. I wasn’t well yesterday and missed out on the fireworks with friends or finishing this block. Medicine side affects are a real pain.
I then made my Saturday Sampler quilt block for August. I know, overachiever, but it frees me to put away my sewing machine to work on applique, my true passion. This time my block actually measures 12-1/2 x 12-1/2. So proud of me.
Once that was completed, I watched the video from Angela Walters’ quilt along (I have to confess that this will probably be the 10th time I’ve watched it) and proceeded to practice Lesson # 1. I am pleased with my results. Getting more practice everyday with my Bernina Q16, and building my confidence and adding more skills.. I’m attempting to work my way up to quilting a full or queen size quilt. Not quite there yet but working on it.
Now, the fun can begin. I get to start Dolly Days or as I call it “The Paper Doll Quilt”. How many of you remember the Betsy McCall paper dolls that came with McCall’s magazines. That is what this quilt reminds me of.
I have chosen the fabrics and prewashed them. It is time to cut and start prepping the center Doll. So excited to get started. Now that is how I plan to spend my day today. What are you doing today?