Friday, August 2, 2013
WHAT AM I DOING.....??
We are in the Dog Days of summer right now. Days are slow and hot, iced tea can't be made fast enough, lunches are open-face tomato sandwiches, Popsicles are my snack of choice and dinners are sandwiches or salads.
It seems that a good deal of my thoughts and chores are revolving around our tomatoes planted in 5-gallon buckets that Jeff has so lovingly nurtured through storms and hail. How many gardeners would load their tomato buckets onto a trailer and drive them to safety during a severe storm? In light of this I decided to commemorate this act of kindness by making a smallish quilt featuring tomatoes! Yes, I'm probably losing my mind. Here's a sneak peek of what's happening ~~
These are 8.5" red squares and the corners are snowballed with 2.75" squares. I cut out a stem fused and stitched them to the top of the tomatoes. The leaves, also fused and stitched, are on the alternating blocks. I had everything for this quilt in my stash. I still have a bit more sewing to put this together, but it's a fun project. You can find the pattern for this project in the July/August issue of McCall's Quilting. This pattern would also make a cute runner, which would have been more practical for my kitchen. I may make one when I'm done with the quilt!
If you are enduring Dog Days where you live, take life slow and easy until it passes.
Wishing you a day filled with Peace & Plenty!