Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Looooong Week

And by that I mean last week. But if how today went is any indication, I have another long week ahead of me...

I did make some progress, though. I have been boycotting my sewing room a little bit due to the heat. I am just SICK of it. I love rain, but when it is 103 with 60+% humidity, my house is just miserable. And my sewing room is an addition that is poorly insulated, so it is even more miserable. I'm just tired of sweating while I quilt... You can understand that, right?

So I finished one more Swoon block:

elephant swoon block 4

A bit on the dark side for a picture, but I was sick of trying to remember to get Mario to help me in the last moments of daylight when I get off work... Someday I WILL have a new sewing room and it WILL have lots of natural light. I just have to be patient!

And I *finally* started quilting the wonky triangles quilt (I really can't decide what to call it!).

free motion quilting wonky triangles

It is definitely work to wrestle the quilt through, but I'm managing. Somehow. Someday I will also have a drop-in sewing table and a machine with a nice, big throat. Or maybe a long arm. Someday! But for now, I make my slow progress. After about an hour my shoulders start screaming and I start overheating, so this might take a while!

I have more things to show you this week! I have to show off my awesome swappy presents from the talented Kitty and Allison. They are the BEST and their swap items were just PERFECT. So I want to take pictures that at least do them some justice. Soon! I didn't even take pictures of the stuff I made- I definitely fail!

Anyway, hope you are all having a less stressful, crazy week than I'm having. I need a cup of tea and a good book tonight for sure. Maybe iced tea.

8 comments:

  1. I really like that block. It may be my favorite so far. But you know me and my unholy love for the color orange.

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  2. The swoon block... AWESOME! Quilting a large quilt on a small machine... I hear your shoulders from here. Keep at it a little at a time. You're doing great! Looking forward to seeing your daylight post, too!

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  3. This swoon block is again awesome, and I'm so happy to see another cool quilt of yours under the knife...I mean needle :) I hope this week can be calmer for you, and filled with lots of sewing time. Oh and by all means, take any pictures you need from my blog!

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  5. This swoon block is again awesome, and I'm so happy to see another cool quilt of yours under the knife...I mean needle :) I hope this week can be calmer for you, and filled with lots of sewing time. Oh and by all means, take any pictures you need from my blog!

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  6. Quilting is hard work! I've done a few things on my small Janome and found that it helps if I stand up and walk a circle around my chair every time I make a big adjustment to the placement of the quilt. It might look a little silly, but it earns me an extra hour or so during a session. :)

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  7. ELEPHANT SWOON!! I just went through your swoon tag to see all your elephants. I have decided I must now buy the swoon pattern. I can no longer resist!

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  8. Another gorgeous swoon block! I love your fmq on the triangles too :)

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