Phew! Just got back from a morning out swimming. After yesterday's day-trip to Augusta and Sunday's afternoon BBQ.... I am so ready to be HOME and just do normal things like sewing and blogging. Do you know I didn't turn on my computer for two whole days? Now it's time to catch up on house chores before or camping trip this weekend. Well, if it didn't feel like summer before, now it does!
I spent quite a lot of time yesterday in the car, so I made good progress on my latest hand stitched project. I'm hand quilting this quilt, which design is still a little hush-hush. I'll have the full reveal for you in July/August when I start talking more about my next class. I'm hoping to finish quilting it in time to photograph it on a special seaside trip this June. Better keep it up, eh?
I'm hand quilting with pearl cotton size 8, as per usual. I'm a fan of those big, chunky stitches and glossy colors.
Speaking of colors, the happy, summery shades of this quilt were inspired by this line art Ikea print that makes up the quilt back. Here in South Carolina, quilts and summer definitely do. not. mix. Still, it's nice to be working on something so bright and cheerful! By the way, if you struggle mixing colors, basing your selections off of a favorite multicolor print is a sure way to go.
Catch you again tomorrow. I'm off to sew!