Yesterday I decided to help Richard with his gardening: I made him a couple of canvas sacks to use while picking vegetables. They both have shoulder straps to free up his hands while picking cucumbers, okra, peas, squash--just about anything except tomatoes.
Everyone asks if I help him OUTSIDE....well, not much. I go but this heat triggers my migraines. Besides, he's a fast picker and doesn't really want my
Today I not only stayed indoors, I did a little quilting. I've managed to finish quilting Angie's string quilt. That means just binding left.
I dragged it outside to snap a couple of pictures after the sun had dropped below the trees. I waited for the outdoors to cool off a bit, so it was almost too dark! The mosquitoes were out, so I had to hurry anyway. There's really no winning at this time of year.
I decided that since this quilt has so many straight lines, I'd have to do something with curves. Using a khaki colored thread, I started with the green lines and quilted in long free-form wavy lines from one side to the other, crisscrossing them so that the seams locked together because the spaces are too far otherwise. I also didn't want to have to work at keeping them even or exact. Instead I wanted an organic feel to the quilting.
After I completed a section, I looked under the quilt to see if whether I needed additional lines to fill in areas that were lacking.
Over the blue lines, I practiced a simple diamond grid but forgot to get a photo. The squiggles are easy and fast, and the quilt is soft and squishy.