06 February 2011

Summertime

Summer has arrived with a vengeance.  Children returned to school this week after their summer break and typically the weather has gone berserk.  Yesterday it was 43C here - the sixth day in a row of temperatures over 35C.  Was not pleasant at work on Monday and Tuesday with the airconditioning not working.

Last night we went out for dinner in Kiama to celebrate a friend's birthday.  I think we were at the best spot of all - the sea breeze was pretty cool by the time the sun went down.
 
Kiama Harbour at dusk
It was too hot to sew during the week.  I spent some time in the sewing room this afternoon and made the latest Sylvia's Bridal Sampler block. 

Duck and Ducklings
Diann and I will soon be starting Floral Bouquet from the Jelly Roll book.  I was going to use my Bliss jelly roll but just didn't feel that fabric was right for that quilt.  I spent some time this afternoon cutting strips of all of my Fig Tree fabrics.  I think I overstocked when I was making Tail Feathers.
 
Fig Tree Patisserie, Dots & Mill House Inn fabrics with Moda Bella Solid Snow
I needed to buy backing fabric for my  BOM sampler to add to the left over pieces from the Anticipation f/q bundle and to fill out the package I ordered a few more green Fig Tree fabrics - I'm sure these will tone in with the strips in the photo.  Instead of the plain sashings I'm going to use the peachy/pink with the small rose sprig fabric - I think it will look pretty.

One last  block, which was made last month.  This year our on-line group's BOM is 6-1/2" blocks - I've decided to use the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler fabrics (Oh Cherry Oh) and will make a table runner or table topper for the family room table.

Cathy's Campfire

7 comments:

Sue ♥ said...

Well I am sure out of breath now, you have been busy, love the fabrics you have chosen for you JR quilt and the Duck and ducklings block is so cute and I love the fabric in the FIS block...very cheerio

De said...

Very busy indeed.

Lorraine said...

HOpe the weather cools down for you soon....we had a much cooler weekend...only about 26C and this morning it was 15!!! So nice...!! You have been busy! I didn't get any stitching done this weekend...but did plenty of socialising!

Maria said...

Yes it has been very hot here too. Thank goodness for air con.
Beautiful fabrics you have chosen for your projects.

Yvette said...

Beautiful blocks! You really have been busy there.

I feel your pain with those temperatures.

Bev C said...

Hello Linda,

I love your cherry block,very fresh. Lucky you to have such beautiful views from your restaurant. Hope the air-con is working again.
Happy days.
Bev.xoox

Bec said...

Kiama is so pretty. My Nan grew up near the blowhole, said her brothers used to swim/dive in it...
Gosh your SBS blocks are building up, how many do you have in total now; and how many to go?
The fabrics you have for the JR quilt are very pretty, the quilt in the book is gorgeous....I have an April Cornell JR set aside to make this quilt - one day!

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