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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday Weather Report #14 - 8/23/17

Yesterday was an interesting weather day :)

It was 84 before a number of storms moved in but luckily there were no actual tornadoes. The storms were riding a cold front and today we are in the upper 60s which feels devine!

73 - 79 - 82 - 75 - 78 - 81 - 84F

If you will recall from last week's weather report, I was behind on last week's weather rosette due to the fair. That was easily caught up by week's end thanks to some time off work and doctor's orders to stay off my ankle as much as possible but then I also let the next rosette slide. I wanted to catch up last night but couldn't remember what Monday's temperature was since it's written down on my calendar at work. Oh well, it's another red so I'll finish this up tonight. As I type it's 69F - which I'll get stitched up tonight and get this project back on schedule.

Since my deputy was working yesterday afternoon, I took advantage of a lot of banked sick time to go home and sit on the couch. Before I hit the couch I did some ruler work tho.

I considered stopping after just the white stitching was done. It blended nicely and I just wasn't sure how my idea for also using grey and red threads to accent those fabrics would look in the final quilt. In the end I pushed on and I'm glad I did.

I really like how the stitching lines that follow the "pointed" side of each third-hexie accentuate the over all design. Using a straight ruler with my ruler foot made this super fast.

Tonight I'll get the edges trimmed and keep thinking about binding fabric. I have enough of the light gray to just gitterdone but I really would like to use the red - which I don't have enough of. I know a store that *might* still have more but I'm not sure if it's worth the long trip. It will depend on how my doctor visit goes on Friday (my last summer Friday off) and when the school taxes arrive so that I need to start working on those.

I also picked out another ruler design for another doll quilt that is just a wee bit from being done. Here's hoping the clamshell design will be as easy as it looks.


Janet O. said...

Yikes! You ought to have a color just for tornado warning days!
The straight line quilting looks good on that quilt.
So did you buy a clamshell ruler? If so, is it the type that just has one shell that you have to keep moving, or is it a row of shells? I seem to recall seeing both in your dream catalog! LOL

Julierose said...

Love that gray/red/white piece--very nice...
glad you didn't get the tornado...your quilting looks especially nice on it...hugs, Julierose

Pamela said...

Great color combination with this and I like the straight line quilting.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It was a crazy weather day after the eclipse - we had tornado warnings, too. There was a large funnel filmed in Elliston (about 65 miles northwest of us) but I don't think it touched down - thank you lord; it was a big one. We had just very heavy rains a winds that blew right through in a flash.

margaret said...

weather seems haywire all over the place we had tremendous storms yesterday morning which there was no mention on the forcast half an hour earlier!

Quilting looks good hope you are now feeling back on top of the world health wise

Jo said...

Oh you have jumped in and another ruler bought. Good for you. I do like the extra quilting. It's worth it. Hope you keep safe.

Chantal said...

What a lovely quilt and I love the quilting. So striking and modern. Lovely ruler work. I hope that ankle is treating you better.

Denise :) said...

I love your orange hexies! I'm thinking I may to a 2.5" I-Spy Hexie quilt!! :)