The break didn't last long!
I finished Johnny's birthday quilt last week (it will be revealed in a two weeks time) and when the last stitch was done and all the basting thread removed, I said to myself ; 'I need some days break from quilting'!
Did it last long?! NO! Not more than a couple of days! :) Guess what I did those two days?! I cut squares for the October PSQ charm swap! Once addicted - always addicted - lol!
After working almost every day since middle June on the BD quilt, I wanted to do something more relaxing. I have promised myself not to start any new projects until next year (I wonder how long I will be able to keep that promise?!)
Back in February I started working on a stitchery quilt. Some years ago I subscribed to a couple of Australian quilting magazines and when I saw the pattern for this quilt I knew I had to make it! I have worked on the blocks off and on, but not taken any photos. Here is the first block I did.
The quilt consists of 12 blocks, where 3 of them are duplicates. I didn't want the duplicates, so I found two patterns that suit the others and the third one I designed myself.
Here's the one I'm stitching today - isn't it cute?! :)
...and another one... The marks from the hoop will disappear after steam pressing.
The finished quilt measures about 51 x 63 inch (130 x 160cm), but I think I'm going to add sashing in between the blocks to make the quilt a bit bigger.
Such a sunny and blue sky this morning. I hope it lasts, because our garden needs attention.
See the bird in the filao? It's a Red Whiskered Bulbul
The locals say August is the month where it starts heating up again... I say NO WAY! To me August is always colder compared to July. We are living halfway on the plateau and we get the 'winter-rain' almost every night/morning... Yes, we are in the tropics - and I'm wearing wool socks and several layers of sweaters - even a wool sweater - lol!
Minimum temperature here in town yesterday was +15C / 59F and max +23C / 73.4F. In addition to that; high humidity and southeasterly wind - BRRRR!
We always have to talk about the weather - don't we?!
Now I'm off to make a mug of tea - warming me and my fingers! :)