Heat wave is over

Thank you to all that offered your sympathy and concern for us surviving the heat wave. It is over and the temps are way more comfortable … around 30C (86 F). And it is cooling down at night! So sleep is possible!!! YEAH!!!

Although, in the wake of the heat wave, there are a LOT of fires burning in British Columbia, lots of lightening strikes … one town was burnt totally to the ground … the residents had less than 15 minutes to flee the town. Lots of sad stories …

But this blog is about quilting … so here goes …

The Summer 2021 Mystery Quilt fabric amounts and cutting directions have been posted. You can see them HERE and HERE.

I still don’t have a lot of energy, but Zoom sewing with Island Batik Ambassadors on Friday helped! I got a start on my August project … using a BEAUTIFUL line of fabric (Autumn Wings) and Studio 180 rulers. It’s a secret, so no pictures … sorry!

Design Wall


#1. August Island Batik project: a bit of progress

#2. Country Panels:

I started working on another UFO … 2 different country panels that I’m putting together. I’m using the burgandy grunge fabric for sashing and a first border. But I don’t have enough … so I had to go shopping … More about that further down …


#1 Amish panels: 2 panels, put into one quilt top, sandwiched and ready to quilt. No progress on this. But the machine is threaded with the thread I want to use, bobbins are wound … just need to start.

Stash Report

I needed some more burgundy grunge for the 2 country panels that I’m putting together … so I went to Essem Textiles … and they just happened to have a skinny bolt sale on a “black dress” grunge and a “grey” grunge. I might or might not have bought them. Well, I can’t lie, of course I bought them … Sew … that adds 3 yards to my total of fabric bought!

  • Fabric Used this week      0  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       69 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:  3  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      27.75 yards  (my husbands amounts as well)
  • Net Fabric used                  41.25 yards 
  • Husband’s purchases:  0 yards (which are added into my total amount of Fabric added this year). For those of you who don’t know … my husband often buys more fabric than I do … so, I’m keeping track! Unfortunately, he doesn’t sew!

Stitchin’ Time

I’m aiming for at least 30 minutes a day.

I have stitched for over 30 minutes all days this past week.

  • January – May–  180 / 180
  • July – 4 / 4
  • Percentage = 99 % 

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces


Chris from ChrisKnits is hosting “To Do” every week. You can check out her blog HERE.

Last week:

  1.  Finish July Island Batik project. √   done   and blog post is almost ready!
  2. Quilt and bind:  Town Table Topper √   done   
  3. Start quilting Amish Panel not started.
  4. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS!   √   done
  5. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes    √   done    

This week’s list:

  1.  Work on Country Panels
  2. Work on IB August project  
  3. Start quilting Amish Panel
  4. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  5. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

No further finishes. I started my August Island Batik project.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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19 thoughts on “Heat wave is over

  1. Even with all the new stuff and the quilt mystery, you’ve done well at tackling your UFOs again this year. Congrats on all the stitching time. Hope the heat wave was just a one time thing for the summer. We’ll get temps that high for a couple of weeks in August typically, but air conditioning is a thing here. Stay cool and happy stitching.

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  2. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! I am SO very, very glad to hear that the heatwave has been broken. I kind of suspected, though, since it has been hot as H here. Just in time for all the long parades and our doll buggy parade . . . but we had fun regardless. {{Hugs}} Onward with all your fun quilting adventures. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Yup, it was unprecedented heat. So glad we added air conditioning when we replaced the furnace in February. 🙂
    I hadn’t heard of Essem Textiles, and they are only about 10 minutes away. Should I say thanks? lol.
    I am impressed at how well you are sticking to your goals.

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    • KJ … the couple at Essem is pretty awesome. She doesn’t have a lot of quilting fabric YET … but more is coming in. And, you should visit the store – especially if you’re only 10 minutes away! 🙂


    • I know it’s always hard to know what to do with a panel … unless you have an idea in mind when you buy it! Unless you’re like me and a few years later, you have no idea what the brilliant idea was! 🙂

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