August time Already???!!!

Hello August and Welcome Sunday Stitchers too!

I have been mega busy this week… as has my honey! This week I loaded my big frame….

Above there you can see how we have decorated too.. my honey is an excellent dΓ©cor manager! lol

He put my Raggedy Ann and the Andy I sourced for her from the same time frame…. on the the mantle over the fireplace 😍
Here you can see more of our living space….
And my cutting table returned to being a buffet πŸ™‚ It holds games and still my sewing things… I need to reorganize my sewing room now!

I not only got a good start on Debbie’s quilt in the frame…

I was blessed to receive these needles from my good bloggy friend Gretchen

I ordered the Aurifil 12 wt for quilting from Hawthorne Supply Co.

The size 7 needles take a minute to get used to because they are big but for large diameter thread you need a good round needle opening and a round shaft… both of these things I have with the DMC needles πŸ™‚ Thanks Gretchen!

Above is what I will use to mark the heart of this quilt… if you missed the finished quilt top last week here it is….

Measures 86 x 93 at the moment but it will shrink between now and when it is quilted and washed πŸ˜‰

I haven’t touched the wholecloth quilt this week but I promised you a photo so I took one..

The PVC frame is sitting in my sewing room at this moment. I am trying to gauge on a normal quilting week how much I may get done on my Hinterberg frame … hoping 1 roll a week or so πŸ™‚ All this hand quilting I am linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<<<<<

Most of this week I have been playing around with a shadow quilt design and construct… it will me a machine quilted lap quilt… I am using a free pattern and YouTube video by Donna Jordan of Jordan Fabrics called Shadow Box you can find HERE <<<<

Here is my version in my head…
My supplies for this project quilt….

Above are 4 rows of 5 so I can do a quick test on separating colors and intensities of colors in this group… don’t want all the blues or oranges together πŸ™‚ I love these fabrics though… This quilt fabric lot was gifted to me by my daughter and her fiance…. for my birthday… I will enjoy this quilt when I get it built!

I didn’t show you the finished swing Rick redid…

I love this photo … you can see our colorful begonia and fern that are soooo happy here on the front porch.

And look how many blooms are on the daisy… Rick waters the ferns every night and the other plants every other night… but we have found our daisy loves hot weather and lots of watering πŸ˜€

Time to finish these blocks to I can put this center part together!!!! Have a wonderful Sunday whatever you do and wherever you are… you decide how your day goes!

6 thoughts on “August time Already???!!!

  1. Little Penpen

    So much pretty!! I’m happy you got the heart quilt on the frame. It looks great! Your decor looks pretty; I like the quilts hung on the diagonal. Your swing looks beautiful and comfy. Happy August!

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  2. Gretchen

    The quilting on the heart quilt looks so nice. The whole cloth quilt is looking good too. Your birthday layer cake is very pretty, you’re going to have a wonderful quilt, happy stitching!

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  3. karenfae

    I like the big clock on the fireplace and the buffet as a buffet really nice. The swing fits that area perfectly – the quilts great like usual!

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