We are in the middle of a heat wave for sure so what does one do to keep themselves busy while being inside all day. This is what was in my craft basket today:
I have put the last row on my lattice quilt and now on to adding the borders. My first border will be 1 1/2″ white strips, then I will put a 3″ border of the tangerine and finally, a 4″ border of the green. I was trying to decide what to do as far as batting. I want this to be a “summer” quilt so I don’t really want warmth. Just a light cover on a cool summer night— which would NOT be tonight for sure. 🙂 After a bit of research, I finally came to the decision that I would not be using any batting. I’m just going to put the top and the backing together, “quilt” it with some straight line diagonal stitching following the lines of the lattice strips. I will use the Ambrosia Jelly Role for the binding. And what will I be using for the backing? I am going to experiment and use Seersucker. Seersucker just screams summer to me. Not sure how it will work but since it’s not a gift I’m going to try it.
There are a number of quilts on my list that need to be done before Christmas so I will be quite busy over the next few months. I also have lots of other projects to work on so the workroom will be buzzing starting in a few weeks. The first thing on my To Do list was to decide what patterns I wanted to use for each of the quilts. The decisions have been made, most of the material has been gotten and now on to the cutting. But, not until I finish my lattice quilt! That has been in my “craft basket” for quite some time and was in the category of UFO (Unfinished Object). But no longer. It will be finished!
Keep cool everyone. See you soon.