We are having a heat wave here in the midwest. It has been hot and humid for several days/weeks (or so it seems.) Tillie is very much agitated because I will not take her for a walk in this hot weather. I'm sure that she can handle it but I can't. I dream of the cooler weather and so I have been eying my fat quarter bundle of Sweetwater's Coundown to Christmas. I know it's only July but what better time to start a new Christmas project? It will give you time to work on the quilt and think about the cool weather. So, I decided to start a quilt project. It's not like I don't have many started! :) But, Thelma from Cupcake 'n Daisies inspired me with the Moda Bake Shop quilt. She is going to use the pattern and I decided I liked it too. It is called Starry Eyed and is free on Moda Bake Shop. It is so cute and I just happen to have the fat quarter bundle of Countdown to Christmas make this quilt. Here is the quilt:
Of course, I can't leave things as they are and do it the way the directions say. I'm going to change the star block and use another block that I have seen. It is a different kind of star and I like both the simplicity of it and the scrappiness. Here is one of the blocks:
I will keep you updated on the quilt's progress.
I have been trimming 1/2 square triangles for my new version of Pinochle from Fat Quarter Winners. So far, I have all the large triangles trimmed and am slowly working on the small ones. As soon as I make a block, I will show you. I'm anxious to see how it looks so I quickly sewed up 4 of the small triangles together. I like the colors!
Hope you are enjoying the hot weather if you like it or staying cool if you don't!