Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Playing with Fabric

I went to the office today and it was hard to get back to working after being off for a few days.  But, at least, it was nicely air conditioned in the office.  Such a blessing!  It was 95F when I got home and it is still 81F at 11:30 p.m.!

I spent the evening playing with the fabric pieces I cut out!  This is the part I enjoy the most when making a new quilt - cutting out the fabric and trying out different combinations until I am pleased with the overall effect.  My daughter bought me a rotary cutter, cutting mat and a ruler as a gift about a year and a half ago.  But even now, I tend to prefer to cut my scrap fabric the old fashioned way: I make a template, trace around it and cut each piece with a pair of scissors.  I find it to be rather meditative.

I have put the cut pieces of fabric in tentative combinations, prior to sewing the blocks.   But I'll probably rearrange them again before I sew them.  I don't have a design wall.  Instead, I spread the quilt pieces on my bed and rearrange them there.

I'll probably wait until the weekend to actually sew the quilt pieces.  Until then, I'll play with the fabric.  :)

Today, I am grateful for:

- Air conditioning at the office
- Playing with my fabric
- A relaxed evening

How was your day? 


  1. Going back to work was always hard when I had time off. At least you got to hang out in the cool!

    Wednesday was rough. We're both still sick so didn't get anything done.

    1. Jess, so sorry to hear that you are both still sick. Sending you both get well wishes. Get as much rest as you can. Hope you feel better, soon.


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