Wednesday, July 20, 2011

On This Hot Summer Day

It is hot, hot, hot here.  It's still better than snow, so I'm not complaining too much.  I'm drinking ginger-peach iced tea and staying inside.  I picked up this book the other day.  I've seen the movie but never read it.  One is never too old for the adventures of Anne.

After I laid these blocks out together I noticed a little imbalance.  Too much white and not enough contrast.  I do like them though and will just add a bit more color to a few of the backgrounds with the next blocks.  Today's pattern calls for paper piecing so I need to hone my skills.  When you don't practice paper piecing on a regular basis, you tend to forget.  At least I do anyway.

The garden is still quite colorful, though the air is so hot I don't know how they don't wilt.  I'm wilting for them!  Off to quilt!



  1. Ohhh hot is a figurative word these more than I can possibly imagine....100 here all week...I will stay cool though looking at your those flowers...paper piecing???

  2. The quilt fabric is lovely, so soft and pretty. I haven't read that book either although I did see the movie many years ago. The flowers are so colorful. They say "summer".

  3. I never get tired of Anne of Green Gables and I have the whole set of books. I have the movie too and love it. What a great story.

    Your quilt blocks are just lovely. Is this a special quilt for someone? I've been out of blogging for a while:)

    Your flowers still look wonderful. Ours are really pretty crusty since we've returned from vacation. I've given up on keeping them looking nice. Seems this heat won't end for a while.

    Enjoy your reading!

  4. I just *adore* Anne!! :o) I have the books and the movies. A true favorite. Enjoy your summer reading. :o)
    Your blocks are gorgeous Renee. :o) You are right, as you add more contrast, they will all balance out nicely. You are going to have a beautiful quilt. And my best of wishes on your paper piecing. :o)
    I feel your pain with the heat. Shewie! Looks like another day indoors down here too ... which is great because I am working on my Shortcake quilt, using the Ruby fabric. Love that!
    Have a wonderful day friend. Loved chatting with you. :o)

  5. It's a good week to stay inside and quilt:>) Oh how I love that Flower Sugar fabric! I have a few pieces that I still haven't gathered the courage to cut yet, but your blocks are so beautiful it makes me want to use them. Maybe I should finish the three quilts I have sarted first?

  6. Oh, I love Anne of Green Gables. There is a whole set of books, I read many years ago. May be time to revisit her.
    Your quilt is beautiful and I am so inspired to start one too. You will have no trouble adding more color. I haven't paper pieced in a while either.
    It's hot here too, though we probably don't have the humidity you do. Sewing for me today too.

  7. With temps nearing 100 and the humidity about the same I'm just staying in if at all possible. I like the blocks...I'm thinking this will be a very soft looking quilt, very summery. blessings, marlene

  8. I love the PBS series from the 80's, but admit I have never read the books although I'm an avid reader! I'll have to put them on my Kindle!
    The blocks are wonderful. You're right, you can balance them out with other blocks. It will be great!

  9. Oh you will love the book. I just found a vintage copy last week for Claire. I can't wait to see the quilt finished. It has the dreamiest colors...enjoy...Renee

  10. I like your blocks! I can't wait to try paper piecing. I think I will go hunt down some ginger-peach tea now...

  11. Renee, these blocks are wonderful. While I understand that in pieced form they may look like they could use more contrast, these are exactly the kinds of blocks that give the quilting a chance to be a good partner--and when patchwork and quilting both shine, that's a glorious quilt!

  12. YOur blocks look like your garden. I think if you make some blocks with more colored fabrics those will fit right in.


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