It is hot...really hot. Too hot to work on the pile of quilts that need binding. Too hot to stand near the ironing board (not that Brownie would give up her place that since it gets her closer to the AC vent in the ceiling.)
So instead of sewing I am sorting some antique and vintage blocks that I haven't unpacked since my move to England (which means I haven't seen them in about 3 years!) Sad to think they have crosses the Atlantic twice without so much as a "look-see."I have been asked what do I do with these blocks. Well since they have never been washed or used they are great examples of what the fabrics really looked like. Just check out how bright that pink flower is!I also use them as inspiration for quilt design and fabric choice. It was my vintage blocks that addicted me to stripes!As I put the blocks away into new boxes, layered with muslin or acid free tissue I am trying to keep better records of what is where so I don't have to go through all of them just to find the one I am looking for (this indigo Martha Washington was on my mind.)
Though playing in blocks is no the worst way to spend a day where the thermometer goes into triple digits!