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Heat Wave – Cool Studio

Friday, June 28th, 2013



We are having a heat wave. The temps went from the 60’s to the 90’s in about one day. I had a busy day in the studio and on a day like this, I am thankful for my cool basement studio. A bottle of ice water and Scooter kept me company. I finished the under quilt for the pomegranate photo collage. I think it looks pretty good. I like that is a bit different from my other work. You never know what a juror is going to like.

For the moon quilt, I found a piece of linen that is quite substantial for the backing. It needed something a little stiffer than regular fabric. I have used facings to finish the edges – I am almost finished handstitching them.



I will have the three quilts done a day ahead of schedule. I am very happy about that. I don’t have to turn them in for the jurying until the middle of July, but the person doing the dvd for submitting to venues, wants our photo by June 30. I have been so busy for the first 6 months of this year that I was not sure I could make this deadline. Feels good to be finished and to have good work to submit.

I have so enjoyed this week of time to be in my studio and let the creativity flow. I have some new ideas to keep me going for the summer. There are some big deadlines coming up at the end of the summer.