Sunday, September 16, 2012

Night Work

The heat was oppressive these last few days, so much of my sewing time was at night.  While making items to sell at the craft shop more Picnic blocks have appeared.
Finished blocks now total 49, just a bit under half of the amount I'm making for my slightly larger version of this quilt (from the Scrap Basket Surprises book by Kim Brackett).  I have about 20 more block sets already cut and will determine when they are completed how many more of each colorway I desire.  I like seeing these piles grow!

For the UFO of the month, the two Any Witch Way quilts, the first has been basted for quilting.  While I am ignoring pondering quilting that one, I've started working on the names for the second quilt.  Here I have added background fabric to make all the letters the same height.  Hmm, the "h" is going to need some at the bottom too or I'll lose the legs.  Next, spacers between the letters, then trimming to even height.  I think I'll wait until all the names are complete before deciding exactly how I want to position these beneath each witch.  Thankfully, the humidity has gone and cooler weather is on the way so I can sew any time :)

7 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Looking forward to seeing what you named your witches...either you didn't tell us or I can't remember!!

Kate said...

Wow, lots of progress on the Picnic blocks. Love the green and black letters. Those are going to look so great with the witches.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your Picnic blocks are terrific! I really do love free-pieced letters, can't wait to see the Witches all together with their names. Here's hoping you cool down soon.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

You look very organized....

I am anxious to see what you are making.

Judy :)

Candace said...

Hot here too, Annie! We're looking at 90's next week. Send some of your cool down this way! Love your picnic blocks and fabric choices! Another witch quilt - how fun!
Cheers!

Vivian said...

That name is lookin' good. There aren't very many aspects of quilting that you don't try. You have great fun with all of it, don't you? The freeform words aren't on my to-do list but yours make it look tempting--and fun.

Fabrics in your Picnic quilt are so bold and rich. I've been trying to figure out which jelly-roll pattern to use for a Christmas quilt. This might be the one.

Janet O. said...

I love to see those neat rows of blocks piling up, too. Wish it was happening at my house. : )
Your witches names look cool and spooky. I've never tried the letters, but they sure make a nice touch in a quilt like this.