The Dog Days of Summer are here. The forecast is calling for 4 straight days of over 100 degrees, and I wish I owned a shady cabin next to a creek, high above this hot valley up in the mountains somewhere. Anywhere. All I would need is some sewing and a coffee pot. I could leave right now, stick my bare feet in that cool creek and not come back till October. Instead I've got a wilting garden and brown grass and I'm so done with the pool chores (I know, I'm actually bitching about having a pool), because it's really too hot to swim, and the only one who goes in lately is the dog. Blah. Oh well, just turn on the AC and finish up some quilts.....like Hillside Houses.....
prettylittlequilts blog. I used some of my American Made fat quarters and added a few Kaffe Fasset shot cottons. I love the backing fabric. It's a Moda (?) bird panel that I've had for years but never found a use for it. It shares a lot of similar colors with the house blocks.
My next scrap quilt will be made up of a lot of half square triangles. I love this block, but hate bending over the table squaring them up. So I ordered the Quilt in a Day HST ruler and people, trimming these babies just got a whole lot easier. Wish I 'd bought one long ago.
When I told my daughter I didn't really like summer, she said "Mom you like summer. You just don't like it here" Amen.