Sunday, May 8, 2022

2022 Temperature Quilt--Post 3

February and March

I believe that Gertie was correct in wanting me to add more background fabrics. As my inner squirrel, she sure makes me think multiple times about fabrics, techniques and projects!

While I'm still not sold on a different background every month, I am warming to the idea of adding one or two more fabrics to the purple than I'm currently using. Gertie is still working on me to reconsider!

I took a photo of February and March rows together. The original background I planned to use would have been fine. The three boxes on the left are the spacer blocks that I use when a month has less than 31 days.

February-March view

Adding the purple, however, contributes to the overall eye impact of the project. When I return home, I'll determine if I add one more fabric, two more fabrics or none!

As I create more rows, I am enjoying al the English Paper Pieced blocks! My plan for stitching the rows together for now, although Gertie may convince me to take another tact, is to wait until the end of next month before stitching the rows together. I'm concerned with how heavy and bulky the piece will become. I think adding rows to each side will make it easier for my body to handle the added bulk and weight. 

Let's see!

Closer view of February-March
Since I'm using scraps from last year's temperature quilt, I'm linking to Cynthia and Oh Scrap/Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms! I arrived in London on Mother's Day in the UK (March 27). My daughter and I both agree that two Mother's Days are definitely an improvement over one celebration. Yesterday my daughter treated me to a manicure/pedicure. I haven't had a manicure since March 2020 before the pandemic. I haven't had a pedicure since April 2021! It was heaven. 

She received a manicure and pedicure too. Miss A went along with us to the West Lane Salon. One of us started with the pedicure while the other of us started with the manicure. With that arrangement, one of us would always be available to jiggle and hold Miss A. Miss A, now eight weeks old slept most of the time we were there. Honestly, holding a sleeping baby is wonderful!

Three generations on Mother's Day
The business owner, Melissa, brews a wonderful cup of Vietnamese coffee and she is a baby whisperer. Miss A was asleep after about five minutes in Melissa's arms. Melissa smiled proudly then exclaimed. . ."it's really the white noise from the hair dryers that does it." White noise or not, Melissa knows exactly what her customers' needs are---no matter their ages !


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

How wonderful to celebrate two Mother's Days with your daughter and granddaughter, Terry! Love the picture of the three of you. Your temperature quilt is looking so interesting!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your temperature quilt is going to be so much fun. The design is so unique! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Nina said...

This looks so great. Can’t wait to see the finished product!