Friday, June 24, 2022

More Churn Dashes and Oh, That Hot Weather

Another blogger (I'm sorry I can't remember who) commented that she works on one thing at a time until it's finished.  That's mostly true for me this month because I've focused on these churn dash blocks.  Below are the second and third groups of eight for a total of 24 blocks.

This is group two.
churn dash quilt blocks
Some salmon-y peaches, two pinkish ones, and there's the almost-purpleish one on the right.  It might be removed.

And this is group three. 
churn dash quilt blocks
Several light salmon, a cantaloupe, a deeper coral, a print, and several pinks.

So far, each block is a different fabric.  I can't help but wonder whether or not they'll be friendly and play well together.  Maybe some of them will have to form a group of their own?  Or maybe placement will be the key.  (As always, the color isn't accurate.)

Here are all the blocks together.
churn dash quilt blocks
I'll begin repeating fabrics soon, carefully choosing which to use more than once.   Definitely not the pink-that-looks-lavender in the center section!

I still don't have a plan for the layout.  After I finish the next eight I'll lay them out together and play.  Always a fun time!

And the weather!
Here we are into the fourth day of summer.  Last week, a full week before the first day of Spring, Summer decided to push its way past Spring and brought +100-degree temperatures that felt like 112.  The heat plus humidity plus high dew point combine to make it feel like a sauna.  One of those evenings we had thunderstorms which knocked out the electricity in some areas around us, but not ours.  The next evening, our electricity went out (in such heat!) for 12 or so hours.  Hurray that Spring decided to retake the end of her season and we had comfortable temperatures again for three or four days.  Summer has definitely claimed its time now!  It is a sad thing how much the weather affects me--energetic on sunny days, sleepy on rainy days, and just miserable on the hot, humid days (unless I'm in air conditioning).

My daughter, who was and still is an ICU nurse with Covid patients, went through the worst of the pandemic without catching it.  Last week she tested positive!  As Covid goes, it's a fairly mild case, for which we're very thankful.

Whatever you're doing, I hope you're healthy, happy, and enjoying life.

I'm participating in Chookyblue's Churn Dash Sew-along.  On the right sidebar of her blog there is a list of  the 40 participants.  I hope you'll visit at least a few of them! 

I'm linking this post to
> Finished (or not) Friday at Alycia Quilts
> Peacock Party at Wendy's Quilts and More
> Off the Wall Friday at Creations... Quilts, Art.... Whatever
> Beauties Pageant at from bolt to beauty
Thanks for hosting, ladies.

--Nancy.

16 comments:

  1. Your churn dash blocks are just lovely, i adore the soft colours. I’ve been working on mine today and they could not be more different!
    Hugs, Tazzie xox

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    1. Thank you, Tazzie. I don't have specific plans for this quilt and have no idea where I will use such a light-colored quilt. But I love the colors and blocks.

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  2. I like the variety of hues in those churn dashes...to me they play well together...
    You've really had heat there--our dewpoint today is 72 and tht feels bad enough--can't imagine how your heat feels!! Hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you, Julierose.  I'll probably lay out the 24 blocks I should have finished by the end of the week and see what I think with all of them together, and maybe with a possible sashing fabric.
      We've had 100% humidity in the past and can't figure out how it's not raining.  One of our recent weather men said that we usually think the problem is the humidity, but the dew point (the higher the worse in the summer) increases how the humidity feels.  Ohio summers are usually like this.  I hope you're staying cool.

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  3. I love your Churn Dash blocks, including the one you think looks lavender. I hope your daughter is okay and recovers quickly. I am hearing so many people are ill w Covid, second and third bouts. My fourth booster got postponed til mid July, I am very stressed by such reports. Stay home, stay well, avoid that awful heat.

    love

    lizzy

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    1. Thank you, Lizzy. I have one more set to finish sewing and then will lay them out together.
      My daughter still has a cough and is tired but she's had more than 10 days off and has to go to work tonight and the three nights after that. I can't decide whether Covid (and whatever strain is more prevalent right now) is more contagious or whether people are being less careful. I hope it stays far from you, Lizzy!

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  4. Pretty pretty blocks. I love the shades pink all together. Sorry summer is getting to you already but it doesn't take long for me to be over it and ready for autumn.

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    1. Thank you, Robin.  I hope the fabrics continue to play well together.
      Oh, summer.  I'm with you about the season.  I would be happy with a summer that stays in about the 70s and low 80s, then cools at night to the 60s, and last about two or three weeks, a month max.  I suppose somewhere like Alaska would be the place except for the short days in the winter.  I hope your summer is not hot and miserable.  I don't think you have high humidity there, do you?

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  5. Love these churn dash blocks with all the soft shades of pink and peach, etc. I hope your daughter recovers quickly. This latest variant isn't very pleasant, at least it hasn't been for us. Heat wave here this weekend, hopefully the T-storms predicted for this evening will bring some relief.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. My daughter still has a cough and is tired, She has to go back to work tonight and for the next three nights. I hope she doesn't relapse. Whatever variant she has seems similar to what I had in December and January, though I was more ill than she has been. Covid is such a strange infection because symptoms seem to vary so much from person to person. I'm sorry your experience with it was so unpleasant.
      Did you get thunderstorms? I hope so! They do usually lower the temperature, at least for a while. Have you had really hot weather, too?

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  6. I love all these blocks together, even the one with the lavender hue. Enhances the vintage look, IMHO. But you have to love it, so my opinion doesn't matter.
    The power should not be allowed to go out on such hot days. Miserable!!
    Oh, sorry COVID finally caught your daughter, but thank heaven it isn't a bad case. Hubby is on his second day of COVID right now. There seems to be no escaping it. Our oldest daughter's whole family are just getting over their second bout of it--thank goodness this round is milder.

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    1. Thank you, Janet.  I decided it was too soon to remove any of the blocks and will lay them out together when I finish the fourth group.
      The sad thing about the power going out (we learned later) is that the power company purposefully shut off power to different locations in order to prevent the whole system from being overloaded and shutting down.  I wouldn't have a problem with that IF they let us know in advance when and for how long we would be without power.  I was grateful I didn't have something in the oven.I hope your husband's Covid symptoms weren't too bad and that he's doing better now.  And really sorry about your daughter and her family.  Once is too much, twice is awful.  My daughter has said that she thinks probably everyone will eventually get it.  In general it seems like it's milder now than when we first learned of it.  I know there are fewer people in the ICU with it now than then.  But who know what might come....

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  7. Your churn dash blocks are looking great and all those peachy pinks look great all together. I might even be inclined to add a couple more of the purply one! I'm sorry your daughter got COVID but thank goodness it's a mild case. Twelve hours is about eight hours too long to lose power! I'm with you, on hot and humid days, air conditioning is vital.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia.  I think you're the second or third person who thought more purply ones might look good.  We'll see.Yes, we're really grateful it's been mild.  And I'm grateful for air conditioning even if I have to go without it for 12 hours.  We later learned that they shut off electricity to some areas on purpose to avoid the whole system being shut down due to the extra draw of electricity because of the heat.  It would have been nice to have some warning.
      I hope you're staying cool and comfortable.  It won't be long till you have two new babies!

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  8. Love your churn dashes. That is going to be a beautiful quilt. The pale lavender and pink one is fine. We are all unique.

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    1. Thank you, Grams Jean. I'll lay them all out in a few days and see what I think. Others have suggested the one with lavender is fine so maybe it will stay.

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