Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cool Thoughts

A Sunday finish: Ice Pops! The name alone inspires cool thoughts.

The pattern is from Denyse Schmidt's first book. The only real change I made was to forego the border so as to make it lap sized. I chose all solids except for one print, Timeless Treasures' Crosshatch Sketch in Latte, which I also used for the binding.

This quilt has been slow in the making. Believe it or not, it was meant to be a Christmas present for my husband John. I pieced the top during the holidays and presented it to him then, but I didn't have a chance to quilt it until recently. I suppose now it's a "Christmas in July" gift. Just what he needs in this sweltering heat, eh?

John has a rather unusual vocation - he restores old pianos. I stopped by his shop this afternoon and took a few photos of Ice Pops with the pianos. Here you can see some of the innards of a lovely grand.

Back at home, Elkie got comfortable.

Time to throw this quilt in the wash!

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Thanks for stopping by, and stay cool!