Design Wall Monday-Summer Thunderstorms

There is no greater excuse to stay indoors and sew during the summer than a heat wave followed by a thunderstorm!

My husband was away for the weekend and I planned to either garden or sew while home alone. Mother Nature helped me decide and I used excuse number 1 (heat advisory) the first day and excuse number 2 (thunder showers) on the second day and stayed in and stitched. The outside gardens remain neglected but lots of flowers have bloomed under my needle!

So here is what’s on my design wall today:ships and border 1 adjusted

The first border of my Ladies of the Sea plus the first four blocks that I finished earlier this year.

Here is a detail of the center section of the border:border 1 detail adjusted

This project is only overwhelming if you start it then barely sew on it for three months. Voice of experience? Yes, darn it!  But I still have three more borders to sew. I’m looking at that as three more opportunities to show that I have the power to overcome my own procrastinating!

That said, there will be no handwork this week as I have agreed to open my sewing room for my local quilt guild’s tour of member’s sewing spaces. Our program coordinator caught me at a weak moment and got me to agree to participate so now I have to clear a path so visitors can get in beyond the doorway. Maybe I will post some before and after pictures just for the fun of it!

 

6 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday-Summer Thunderstorms

  1. I admire your initiative! It would be overwhelming to me but what a treasure!!! Your work is so beautiful!!!!!!!

  2. Beautiful appliqué work. I am sure you are excited to be making such great progress on the border. It is really gorgeous. Hope you are not flooded in your area.

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