The weather can have a definite affect
on your desire to sew or not to sew.
It's been very hot and dry here in Colorado,
no rain for well over a month,
and now there are fires near by.
I know many of you in Australia and
other parts of the states
understand how the air can change so dramatically.
No blue skies this week and
I really haven't gotten much sewing done this week.
Adding a few bindings was the best I could do,
but I did get one quilt finished.
36" x 36"
This pattern was in the 2020 Quilt Calendar
by that Patchwork Place designed by
This antique quilt was the inspiration.
It was made by Amanda Beitler, (1920"s)
a worker at the Collegeville Flag Factory in Pennsylvania, using
scraps of flag bunting.
This quilt was made with two slightly different blocks.
Some blocks began with red logs and
the others began with white logs.
It was a great little quilt
to use lots of different red and white strips.
Digging deep into the red and white bins
many old fabrics were pulled and sewn.
(Notice the 2000 date)
Finishing this log cabin quilt seemed
appropriate as four major fires burn through
acres and acres of Colorado forest
where lodge pole pines, which have been decimated
by a pine bark beetle, are dry and brittle.
Our gratitude goes out to those fire crews
who are managing these terrible fires.
Hopefully, the skies will clear soon
and some much needed rain will fall.
It might help to bring back my sewing mojo!
Until Next Time-