Hi everyone! Wow, it's hot here! It was over 90 degrees here for most of this week. I saw pictures of other parts of the country, though, and I can't believe it was snowing this late in May. Looks like it's going to be a weird summer everywhere. Maybe you could send some of that cooler air this way, though.
Since it was so hot, I got to stay inside instead of working on the garden outside. Probably good not to pass out in the flowers, don't you think? So instead I finished up this happy quilt:
This one is destined for the Hands to Help Challenge at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I made it using some blocks I picked up as a part of a scrap bag at my favorite quilt shop in Wisconsin. I think they made up into a cheerful little quilt, don't you?
For this one, I had planned to try out some free motion patterns, but in the end I just did the free motion cross-hatching again. That is, I just did a cross hatch pattern freehand, without a walking foot or anything. What should I call that? Organic crosshatching? Freeform? Whatever we call it, it's very easy, which is what I liked most.
In any case, it worked great! I'm really pleased with it. It didn't take that long to do and it was pretty mindless, which is good because I also had a movie on at the same time. I was listening to the movie more than watching it, but at least I didn't miss any plot points. I needed to keep that quilt moving through the machine, though, because it was awfully hot sitting on my lap. And there are no wrinkles in the backing! I am seriously happy. This little beauty was finished off with Susie's Magic Binding, which looks a little wavy in the pictures but is actually just fine.
Sadly, I did not finish the Scrap Happy Rails top. Looks like that one is going to have to wait for the next donation round. Why force it? I'd rather slow down and enjoy it. Not to worry, though, the charities will get some other quilts that I've been saving up, so they still win. I hope whoever gets them really enjoys them, because I certainly put a lot of fun into making them.
And that's the news from here! It's supposed to rain and then be a lot cooler, so I may be forced to work outside this weekend. Also, our big project for the summer is the kitchen, so there will be a lot of work to do there starting really soon. I get to destroy some things, which I'm really kind of looking forward to!
Everybody have a great weekend!
Sharing at crazymomquilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and Oh Scrap!