Yes, I'm now allowing myself to think ahead to fall.
I'm a long way away from putting up a nice colorful display,
but it's kind of fun looking back over some of my old ones.
Every summer I put off thoughts of my favorite season
as long as possible to make the summer tolerable.
The pool helps make the summers more enjoyable but
I've now had enough of the heat and especially the humidity.
Gardening loses a lot of its attraction in those conditions
so I've started it down its path toward fall;
the pumpkins and gourds are coming up nicely
and that definitely makes me smile.
The bittersweet thing about this upcoming fall is that
I'll have another one moving out--off to college.
Which brings me around to that quilt.
So many little pieces to the Jacob's Ladder makes for slow-going.
I didn't take the time to do the math so I started
out cutting up a random amount and sewing up pieces.
What can I say--quilting in the summer has just
never been part of the rhythm for me.
Turns out, that wasn't even half of what I'll be needing.
After cutting up every bit of my remaining 1/4-yd fabrics,
I finally forced a major sewing session to get ALL of the
HSTs sewn up, cut and trimmed along with all the 4-patches.
(A side-note: I'm getting a lot of audiobook time in!)
With such smooth sailing, I also completed more blocks.
I may be cutting it close but I think I'll be okay.
It's running out of the royal blues that would send me
back to the quilt shop...and believe it or not, I'd really
rather not do that till the shop hop in October.
Ok, unless it's another trip up to Missouri Star...