Hi everyone! Hot enough for you? I know, it's not funny, but it was 100 degrees today with about 95 percent humidity, so my brain may be a bit foggy. These are the days when all there is to do is stay inside and have a bunch of nice cool drinks, and maybe do something non-stressful. So you don't get all sweaty, you know?
Seems like a good time for some cool blues! This week I finished off the Ocean Waves quilt top, which I am super-happy about:
It did kind of go all limp and wrinkly when I took it out in the humidity! I started this quilt top back in 2014, and pulled it out again recently. To be honest, it was in a ziplock bag and I forgot all about it. All the parts and pieces were already made, and I already had 8 of the blocks assembled and put together into quilt sections. I had enough pieces for a much larger quilt, but I didn't use all of them and made this smaller one instead.
This turned out to be 46 by 66 inches, which is a nice cuddle size. Unless the hubs falls in love with it (or one of my kids claims it) this little quilt is destined for charity after it gets quilted. I'm amassing quite a pile of things to be quilted, so there may be a bit of a quilting marathon coming on sometime soon.
I like the way this quilt looks, but I wouldn't say that making it was fun. There's definitely a reason why it became a UFO! There has to be a good way to make an Ocean Waves quilt, but this is not it. Don't look too closely because there are a *lot* of missing points. The central parts, which are made of the smaller triangles, kept stretching out and becoming distorted, especially when I pressed them, so I used a ton of Magic Sizing on them. I used so much that I think I may want to gently hand wash this top before I quilt it because some parts of it are as stiff as paper.
Even though it wasn't especially fun, I'm glad I finished off this quilt top! One more thing out of the closet and turned into something useful. And it is pretty, isn't it? I have a lot of pieces left over, but I don't know what I'm going to do with all those yet. It's possible that I'll get another small quilt out of the leftover pieces, but it won't be another one like this.
Hope everyone is staying cool! It's a little odd to be making quilts when it's 100 degrees, isn't it? Must be all that air conditioning going to our heads. And where better to be when it's so hot than in a cool, happy sewing room?
Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, crazymomquilts, and Oh Scrap!