The summer picnic dish quilt, that is. Remember this one? This is so much fun to put together that I found myself really wrestling with the idea of working on it last night instead of the red and white border. But reason prevailed and more of the red and white border was done. If I can stay on track — big if with me — I should have the hand piecing done for the red and white border by early next week. Then the summer picnic dish is definitely coming out and I will work on it and one other project almost exclusively. The picnic dish grows so quickly that it won’t take very long to finish it.
Over the past while I have been printing shapes on fabrics for the picnic dish and a couple of other projects.
Some cutting of the shapes has been done.
It has a little box which is fine for the smaller shapes, but clearly will need a larger one to hold the centres and setting shapes.
The heat the past two days has been intense. And oh, so humid. We rarely have the air conditioning on in the living room as the window is so well shaded by a tree. But the past two days the air conditioning has been on. A lot. I’ve never felt the heat as much as I have this time. I can’t wait for Friday when they say our humidex will be only 30C. That will feel downright cool after the past few days. Heat advisory, humidex advisory and smog advisory. And summer is just beginning? Makes me wonder what it’s going to be like in mid-July.
Baxter’s love of fabric inspired today’s Baxtertoon.
A Baxter profile shot.