Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Halftime Report

A rather quiet weekend around here (except for the World Cup games playing in the background). Yesterday was my sewing group (Silver Thimbles) meeting. It was great fun catching up with everyone. Becky is busy enjoying her retirement (she is also having a great giveaway! Visit her blog for your chance.) Karin shared her photos from Alaska. Cindi is going to visit her family soon and make an envious trip to Homestead Hearth. Pat, as always, was in rare form wearing a sparklingly pink crown.

I decided to work on a new (old) project from this book.
About a year ago, my mom and I split a purchase of 5" strips of Windham Fabrics "Clara Barton" fabric line. I had all the strips cut and paired to make this quilt called "Damask Rose." I thought the central cross-shape in the block reflected Clara Barton's life as founder of the American Red Cross.

So here is the first blocks I made yesterday.
The fabrics were based on items in her house and a quilt she received from veterans of the Civil War. Here's a reproduction fabric of some of the quilt blocks from the quilt.

Today was another day of staying inside to avoid the very humid, mid-90F degree weather. I am over summer already here in Atlanta and it's only mid-June! Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter (95F which means it will feel like 100+ YUCK!)
I finished sewing the borders on the Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Mystery quilt.
Hooray! Finally a finish. I probably won't be able to get it quilted anytime soon but at least this project is in the nearly finished stage.


Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

That fat quarter mystery quilt blows my skirt up for sure..



sewprimitive karen said...

You're getting a lot done. LOVE the Clara Barton blocks.

Cathi said...

You are working on some fabulous quilts!! Send the heat this way -- it's warm here, no question, but I could take a few days of 100+ temperatures. :-)

Becky said...

Thanks for promoting my blog give-away! It's so much fun meeting new bloggers. I will have to make the quilt from the jelly roll book. Your blocks are fabulous, much better than in the book. Have a great week!