Monday, June 28, 2010

What's Going on During the Heat Wave

It was so hot at the pool last night, the water was like stepping into a bath tub. I loved it - could have just floated on my back and stared at the clouds all night. Getting out was a little cool, but it didn't last long. It is still hot and humid - maybe a 'slight' break tomorrow (don't count on it).

Here is my finished landscape mini-quilt (9" by 12"). I am fairly satisfied with it - at least enough to show it to friends. I used multiple machine decorative stitches for the machine quilting and also did some hand quilting with it. The tree, of course, was done on my embroidery machine. I love combining the multiple arts.

This is my second attempt. Still a mini-quilt (15" by 20") but a little larger. As you can tell, this one is not finished yet. Still have the couching to complete and the quilting and binding. This is my interpretation of the devestation caused by Mt. Saint Helens in 1980. We moved to the state of Washinton just three months after the volcano erupted and saw the devestation caused by the volcanic ash firsthand even 250 miles away in Spokane.
I wonder if the heat wave is the direct cause for my creating a quilt containing a volcano? Interesting.
I also took a two hour class in 'hexies' this past Saturday. So my hand stitching time is now working on some initial hexies. Who knows if I get bored, they might become colorful potholders or trivets for the table.
Hugs - Marie


  1. Originally from WA ST, MArie, we flew in the week after Mt. St. Helens blew. Mother lived 40 miles by a crow from it all. As we flew over it was the most devastating sad sight to behold. We could only drive 5 miles an hour, the ash mixed with the constant drizzle was like running cement ... everywhere. Sitting on a couch or chair the ash would rise, the blast was that powerful to go thru the walls of homes, etc. Sad!

    I love this interpretation quilt.

    Have a safe & lovely 4th!
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. The landscape quilt is beautiful! I would have never known it was your first one! I can't wait to see the second one finished. I know it will be beautiful too! :)

  3. Oh, I will be so glad when get back into the 80's this week. Great landscape quilt.

  4. That quilt is amazing!! We have a wonderful quilters guild in town, if only I had time to join :)

  5. Seriously, I LOVE seeing your creative work grow by leaps and bounds! I mean, it seems like overnight you've gone from good to seriously awesome. I mean that. The tree is so amazing and I can't wait to see the volcano quilt all done. I think you should start submitting pics of your works to Art Quilt magazine. Yes...yes I do!!! GO MARIE...GO MARIE...GO MARIE

  6. I love your little minis! I want to do some too! now to just find the time.........time time time....where did I put it all??

    Seriously, I do love your minis!



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