Monday, June 28, 2010

Design Wall Monday::Some Relief from the Heat

I finished six more squares, enough for a little wall hanging.  They are just pinned up while I audition background fabric for the sashing and borders.  The blocks are actually quite fun to sew and they use such small scraps that they hardly made a dent in the reproduction scrap basket.

I love the dynamic color combinations of antique quilts, and I think I'm getting a little better at letting go of having to have everything match, although I know I still have a ways to go. 

These blocks are from Jill Reid's pattern in the June 2010 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting. It's called "Odds and Ends" a good name for a scrappy pattern like this, I think.

We've had eleven days in a row with temperatures in the nineties.  It used to be that during a heat wave we would hope for a late afternoon shower to cool things off, even just temporarily, but any more it seems like we have such violent thunderstorms that now we just hope they pass us by.  Storms like this one send us scurrying for shelter with one eye on the TV for the weather news and the other on the sump pump in the basement. Pretty to look at, but not so much to live through.

Early this morning a (blessedly!) weak line of showers moved through the area and cooled things off into the low 70's.  Bliss!  I was able to open the windows this morning and turn off the ac.  And it only made it into the mid-80's today.

You can see what others in blogland have on their design walls today by checking out Judy L.'s blog Patchwork Times



Chris said...

Wonderful blocks. I love the colors.

Mama Pea said...

I love the blocks, but I especially love the fabrics in your blocks!

AnnieO said...

Love the cross blocks inside the stars--great pattern and in those reproductions, looks just right. Little quilts are fun.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Delicious blocks!

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