Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Little Sunshine

It's been raining the couple of days. Again, again, again! Really frustrating. We did have a perfect day on Sunday.

All this reminded me that the summer was fleeting by even if it didn't feel like it, and that I had better get going on the Sunshine Slashed Squares Quilt I am making for my son. I tried arranging the blocks a couple of months ago, and didn't get anywhere, so I set them aside. Now that I have all my "obligations" finished (placemat swap; apron; special Gizzy Quilt; curtain), and my sewing table is moderately clean (and I'm housed-out), I have a bit of time.

So I got out the blue tape and then played around with the blocks, and in no time I had a layout I liked. I photographed it, then stacked the blocks in rows. I'll probably get to them later this weekend.

My son has decided he doesn't want the quilt quilted. He wants to be able to use it at the beach, and on picnics and wash it with abandon.

I don't usually quilt my quilts. I've explained why in previous posts. You'll have to go back to the very beginning if you want to read why.

Basically, it's the way my grandmother made hers.


Gina said...

great quilt. Very summery

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Mary said...

Yes, you all are overdue for some sunshine and a little bit of warmth - maybe you could hang the quilt over a window and pretend until the sun reappears :o) It is anoter beautiful quilt. I am very partial to yellow quilts because they just brighten up a room.

Jackie said...

Yes, New England and rain are going together well these days. Although we did have some sun for 2 days. Today it is back to gloom. I love the yellow quilt and it should definitely bring some sunshine into your part of New England.

Susan said...

I love all the yellow fabrics...very sunny even if the weather is cloudy!

Evelyn said...

I love all those yellows together! Makes me want to run upstairs and start pulling out fabrics. :-) Very inspiring!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Oh, so springy colorful. Love it! TTFN ~ Marydon

Mishkat said...

I love yellow quilts, and this one is really beautiful! The goldfinch fabric looks great in this (I have a piece of that that I've been wondering what to do with).