It was another month with less than stellar production. In June I didn’t finish a single quilt so July was marginally better with ONE finish. For some reason I’m just not finding time to get in the sewing room. I was all set with a new audiobook from the library (Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller) but that book turned out to be a big bust. It has hundreds of good reviews on Amazon and the story about a World War II war criminal sounded interesting but I found the story line way too contrived and formulaic. Maybe something was lost in the translation from printed page to audio but I couldn’t get past the characters in the book: Adam and Eva, Josef and Maria, and Sage, Pepper and Saffron. I burst out laughing just typing that!! Anyway, it was too much like a Lifetime movie. This morning I downloaded The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer onto my ipod from Overdrive. It sounds like a more realistic historical fiction novel so we’ll see how it goes. I’m hoping it is so engaging I don’t want to stop quilting!
The one and only July finish was the Half and Half Quilt made from “A Day in the Country” fat quarters.
I quilted this with the Jilly pantograph that was still on the frame from the last QBB quilt I did. The soft curves look nice with the geometric design of the quilt.
This quilt was just about 9 yards so that put me over 200 yards used—206 to be exact wit 1,554 to go! For sure it’s taking longer than I thought!!