"Is it hot enough for you?" It is interesting how sayings you heard in childhood come back to you. The next few days are projected to have heat indexes from 105 to 115. I'm not even sure what the heat index is -- but for this ice skating girl I know it is definitely "hot enough".
I'm using the heat as an excuse to escape to the ice rink in the middle of the day (and hoping everyone doesn't have the same idea). At home I'm working on a number of quilting projects, including ...
Summer Olympics Mystery Quilt
The summer Olympics are just two weeks away. I've been creating blocks in Electric Quilt to honor the upcoming games. I'm still working out the details, but am thinking that I will provide one free block pattern for each day of the Olympics. If you miss the day you can still purchase the individual block patterns or wait until the end and purchase the patterns for the entire pattern. Or just come to the blog each day and download the pattern of the day for free. The overall quilt will be 52" x 52". The blocks are primarily for paper piecing and foundations will be provided. There is some applique. The applique are simple shapes. The patterns will be directly from Electric Quilt (i.e. limited additional illustrations or instructions).
If you would like to hone your Electric Quilt drafting skills, you also have my permission trace each of my blocks in Electric Quilt. For the most part -- no demos as daily blog posts will probably be as much as I can handle.
Here is the layout of the quilt. As each block is revealed, I will go ahead and add it to the layout. I will give you more details on the layout next week if you want to recreate the entire quilt in Electric Quilt.
I've been wanting to develop my own pantograph to use with 2+6 = Easy. And finally decided on balloons. What a great way to celebrate a new baby or a special day in a child's life. I am really excited on how the pattern stitches out. I've used on my last two 2+6=Easy quilts.
2+6=Easy pattern plus digitized quilting Balloon Pantograph Bundle
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