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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Temple Flowers Quilt Started

I have started the Temple Flowers quilt with my rose fabric scraps and I think it will make a cute crib size quilt. It should be about 52x52 when finished. I have to say I'm not crazy about cutting so many strips over and over again, that's why I don't make log cabins. Although, after seeing Jeanne's, I am very tempted. I suppose I could make them with wider strips so I won't get bored while cutting. It sure has been so hot here in Texas my two Chi's have decided to sleep in the living room instead of the kitchen. This is the first time ever in the six years since we've had them that they have done that. My 18 year old wondered, out loud, if it could be that they are having hot flashes like me. Maybe. I can really feel miserable with the heat, even with central air it's not cool enough for me. When I was a kid and living in South Texas we had no air conditioning and remember my poor mom sweating buckets every summer.

8 comments:

Norma said...

It has cooled down here quite a bit. We still have no rain, but we have some cloud cover that is bringing relief. What is a Chi?

Esteemarlu said...

Norma,a Chi is just short for Chihuahua. I just hope the tropical depression out at sea right now does not turn into a hurricane because if it does it may come our way.Keeping my fingers crossed.

Laurie Ann said...

That's looking really great! Funny how we all like different parts of the process. Cutting is my favorite part!

quiltpixie said...

wow, a 52" square quilt from the scraps!!

bluerain said...

I love the pattern of temple flowers...
Maybe I will try this AFTER the hexagons (:

ForestJane said...

I love the cooler colors in a quilt - like your blues and purples! I also looked at one of those 'benches' at hancock's too - but decided I didn't have the room!

cher said...

good start on your temple flowers- heat really makes me miserable-so I can understand how you feel!

Susan said...

If you like scrappy ones, just save the leftovers from other projects - cut them into the width strips you like and toss in a box until you have enough to get going on a quilt. I agree that standing (or sitting) and cutting all those strips gets tiresome.

Great colors!