Saturday, October 20, 2018

Summer Watermelon Quilt Border, Mug Rug Improv Style, Indian Summer

Summer Watermelon Quilt, second border sewed on.

This is the final size, I'll get it layered and quilted next.

I think this captures the watermelon 'spirit', that first juicy crunch and sweet burst of flavor.

My scrap improv mug rugs, experiments in small scale.
Hand stitching binding.

Hello from Rancho Palos Verdes!
Where we are having an Indian Summer, but looking at the weather report it's supposed to be short lived.

This week I had time to sew on the second border of my Summer Watermelon Quilt. It will fit perfect on a table. Layering and quilting will come next. I think I'll machine quilt in straight lines with lines of hand quilting mixed in, nice texture that way.

Hand sewing the border down onto my 'City Sidewalks' quilt was started today.

I also pulled out the scrap improv mug rugs I've been working on and began a few more.
Maybe work isn't the right word, play would fit better. This is a good way to warm up and do small color experiments. 

That's the news from the rancho.
Where we are enjoying the warm sea breezes while they last.
And remembering to be thankful.
I'll be by to visit.