Hi all! Are you enjoying the dog days of summer? I understand that most of the world is experiencing a hot summer, and I'm here to tell you that I'm just done with it. I've had enough. It's at the point where I'm starting to feel ready for snow, and we all know how desperate a situation that is! There's a reason why most of my neighbors are off on vacation right now, and it's not because of great hotel rates.
I'm really just writing this post today to say hello and give a small update. I didn't have a lot of time for stitching this week, or much of anything else, but I did make a little progress on the t-shirt quilt:
I fused all the shirts and trimmed them, and I've started arranging them into columns. I don't know what possessed me to fuse the shirts with a hot iron when it was 95 degrees outside, but the sweat was dripping off my nose midway through. It worked out, though, and I do like the black sashing, too.
I decided to put the quilt together in columns, so that I only have to make sure that all of the shirts are the same width and the length of the design won't really matter. So far two of my columns are 12 inches wide, with the center column at 15 inches. The bad part is that I'm going to have too many 12 inch ones and not as many 15 inch ones, so that center column may need some filler pieces.
That was it for the stitching! I also pulled out this basted little quilt:
I basted the Harry Potter quilt, too, but didn't get a picture. I'm going to try to get those done soon, but I'm making no promises about when that will be.
The only other thing I accomplished (that I can photograph) was to make some bread, which does not sound exciting to many people, but I finally got to eat some decent bread for the first time since February.
All of the packaged and frozen gluten-free bread I've tried is just awful, and seriously expensive. I made this from a mix from King Arthur Flour. It tastes like "real" bread and I got to have a sandwich. This was the happiest I've been about a PBJ since first grade!
Anyway, that's the update from here! I hope your weekend includes a ton of air conditioning and lots and lots of stitching time, or at least some lemonade and ice cream. I'll be sitting under the ceiling fan with some books and daydreaming of the sewing machine.
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday.