Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dog Days of Summer

Company's gone. No other visitors are expected. Hogan has reclaimed the guest room as his personal "office."  We're thoroughly into the dog days of summer. 

Every day it rains. Every day it's hot. In fact, at 82 degrees and 93 percent humidity, this is what happened to my Canon PowerShot when I stepped outside to take a picture. It fogged over! Still, I'll point out the lushness that daily rain and storms bring. We can practically see the grass and palms grow, and the blooming bushes are blooming madly. That red plant is a gone-crazy impatiens planted last fall!

My sewing room continues to seeing the same daily activity - free motion quilting. Thus far, I've logged about 23 hours of quilting - and unquilting, and burying thread tails - in Prism. I might be about halfway finished. 

My personal deadline for finishing is the end of August. Prism has been entered into the QuiltFest Jacksonville (Florida), September 24-26.

I just hope this spool of pale yellow Aurifil #2123 holds out until I'm done. 
Linda

18 comments:

  1. How do you submit an unfinished quilt to a show? Do you just explain the quilting you have in mind?

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    1. I'm answering Nicole's question here since you might not know if you've never entered a quilt show... The smaller quilt shows do it this way: 1) You complete an entry form and mail it with a check to the show organizers; 2) Then you get a confirmation letter that your quilt has been entered, and it has to be delivered by such and such a date. So, your quilt doesn’t have to be finished until the delivery date. Only the national quilt shows require entry and pictures, and sometimes acceptance (if it’s a juried show) in advance.

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  2. It is looking great, your quilting is amazing. Your gardens look lush and healthy. I never complain about rain....

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  3. Quilting looks wonderful. It's sure to win.

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  4. I don't envy you your weather; reminds me too much of the rainy season in Singapore. There I always had to wipe the lens of my camera otherwise I had "foggy" photos. Wow, your quilting is out of this world and I can't believer that you have already worked on the quilting for 23 hours and you're only halfway done.

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  5. Wow! You have such stamina Linda to work in that humidity AND taking all that time to quilt! Your finished quilt is going to look amazing!

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  6. Gotta love Florida!! The quilt is looking wonderful.

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  7. We are getting the hot days and high humidity this week too, but I think our rain has stopped for a bit. Your quilting is looking fabulous! Don't you just hate burying all those ends. I try to do it as I go, so it won't seem like such a chore later. You are my new idol when it comes to FMQ. I'm not sure I could go back to my Bernina to do it any more.

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  8. We are getting the hot days and high humidity this week too, but I think our rain has stopped for a bit. Your quilting is looking fabulous! Don't you just hate burying all those ends. I try to do it as I go, so it won't seem like such a chore later. You are my new idol when it comes to FMQ. I'm not sure I could go back to my Bernina to do it any more.

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  9. Linda,
    Your quilt looks fabulous! I can't wait to see it in person!!

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  10. This is all lovely. The dog, the quilt, the flowers, even the thread. But reading the comment reply on entering quilt shows (and thanks for that) I just noticed on your sidebar that you've memorized the book of James. That really trumps it all. Amazing...and useful! Well done!

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  11. Interesting your response to Nicole's question - I had no idea! And your quilting - beyond spectacular. wow

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  12. We've been having lots of rain up here, too, minus the heat. Your quilting on Prism is extraordinary. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. I love, love, love that top! I can't remember, Linda, is it your design? I think I'd love to make it. XO

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  13. Wish we had a just a bit of your rain. Our yard is now a nice crispy brown but at least my annual flowers are keeping some nice color in the yard. Prism is coming along so nicely Can't wait to see the finish.

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  14. love Hogan's office - so much gorgeous colour no wonder he loves it ! so happy to see Prism being quilted - its so awesome !!

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  15. Such fabulous quilting Linda.

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  16. :) Go, Hogan! "Prism" is turning out so beautifully - I love that you also keep a pad nearby for those 3am creativity break-throughs. What is it with that timing?!

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