Sunday, July 24, 2016

I'm starting to feel rather empty-handed

I know I spent plenty of time in my studio this week, but I have precious little to show for it.  Of course, given how hot it's been lately, a lot of that time was spent sweating and drinking copious amounts of ice water, and then sweating some more.  I'm currently dreaming of a sewing machine that could be operated while reclining in a lounge chair out on the deck.  Surely someone could invent that, right?

I did get all the blocks sewn together for Allietare, and pieced enough 1.5" strips of gold to make up the first border.  I then folded it all up together and stuck it into my box of tops-to-be-finished-later.  (It's now keeping my RSC2015 Ohio stars company.  I'm sure they'll get along fine.)


And I got a bunch more pieces cut for Storm at Sea, and even got a few more bits assembled, but since they look just like the bits I showed before,


it doesn't look like much of an accomplishment.

I finally made a few blocks for the 365 Challenge, but either I forgot to photograph them or the camera is hiding them from me.  I'm fully two months behind with that project at this point, but I long ago gave up any pretense of catching up.  I'm going to just trundle along at my own pace, content to be left in the dust.

The second of my Gwennie Medallions is now also finished, unless I change my mind between now and the big reveal, and add some more.  I'm teetering between "It's just right the way it is" and "Maybe it would be better if I did this one more thing", and it's a toss-up which side I'll land on.  But, hey, you know how much I like a good dither.

And I finished up a super-secret project that's going to my grandson for his birthday, but since I haven't given it to him yet, I'm only going to offer a glimpse here.


It really seems like he should get first look, ya know?


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11 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh I think you got a whole lot done! Especially those pieces for Storm at Sea--that one seems very complicated with a lot of twists and turns....hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Every little bit counts, I say! I like the beginnings of your Storm at Sea, and the Allietare is beautiful! Hope you have a cooler week ahead!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It looks to me like you accomplished a lot! Looking forward to watching that Storm at Sea come together. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I don't know what you're talking about!! You got a fair amount of work done.

Scrap and quilts said...

I think your sewing machine was sweating too but you DID do a lot, even if I don't count the stuff you didn't or can't show us. You did very good. Allietare by itself is quite an accomplishment. Congrats on that one! I know what you are doing for the grandson! I want to make one for my boys too, well, for the playroom actually. Your grandson will love it I am sure! Enjoy! ;^)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think you did fantastic. Those little bits here and there have done well to progress a project instead of letting it sit.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Storm at sea is already looking amazing!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Allietare looks wonderful! A feat in itself, but now you're also moving forward with your SatS as well, another one that's looking amazing! I'm impressed, so much happening even in that heat! It's 14C {57F} here, I'm about to go light the fire! Linda from NZ

SandraC said...

Good going on your Allietare!....mine is in a box....somewhere :(

As for my 365 Challenge....I think I will be trying to get on track when she offers it again next year!

Kaja said...

I lived in a Victorian house that had floor tiles very similar to your Allietaire - it is a very appealing colour scheme and the whole top is just lovely. I look forward to seeing your medallion soon.

knitnkwilt said...

Now why should you grandson get a look before us, she said pouting. :-)