7/2/15

Sparky and the Fire Truck

Well, I'm having so much fun stitching this "To the Rescue" quilt. Today I top-stitched the pieces I fused yesterday. I started with the fire hydrant and stitched a buttonhole stitch around the outside edge. I used a triple stitch to fill in the details.


Then I stitched Sparky riding on his truck:


There are two of these trucks and dogs on the quilt. I gave Sparky two French knots for his eye and his nose.


Then I pieced Section A together.


Section A is in the upper left corner of the quilt. Next, I'll start on Section B right beside it. Section D just below Section B is finished.


It's moving right along. I'm hoping to have it all finished before the weekend is out, but the 4th of July weekend always ends up busy. Tomorrow I'll spend a good part of the day making two salads for our celebration on the east bank of the Willamette River in downtown Portland. Also, I'll be making some coleslaw and some sandwich spread for dinner tomorrow. And all of that to say that I don't know if I'll have time to do any more sewing before Sunday. Finishing before the weekend is out might be overly optimistic.

I'm hoping I'll get a little more time to sew today. We've been running our A/C and my basement sewing room starts feeling like a meat locker since it's the coolest part of the house. I had to take a break and come upstairs to warm up with a little housework.

If I don't get another chance to post before the 4th, I hope my American friends have a safe and celebratory holiday. For you folks from other parts of the world, excuse us while we go a little crazy on our Independence Day. 

10 comments from clever and witty friends:

gayle said...

Doesn't everyone go a little crazy on their birthday? 8)
Happy Fourth to you, too.

Celtic Thistle said...

Sparky is so cute, this will be another great quilt Barbara. Happy 4th of July when it comes too.

Quilting Babcia said...

Happy 4th to you and yours! We're (almost) all set for the 3 youngest grands to invade for the weekend. Lots of outdoor games, and 2 sewing machines prepped and fabric squares cut in case the 6-year old still wants to make his own quilt !

Dana Gaffney said...

Too cold? wrap a quilt around you and keep sewing, never choose housework LOL. Have a happy 4th.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is just such a cute quilt - I could see myself working it right from first cut to binding - and that's rare. Have a lovely 4th.

Dar said...

Cute, cute quilt. Happy 4th to you and yours too.

Junebug613 said...

Very cute!

quiltzyx said...

Cute Sparky! Great job on the hydrant too.
Hope you had a great 4th today! I spent the afternoon - night with my friends Mary Ann & Bill. Great food & lots of laughs.

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - you did such a great job on the fabrics and applique for Sparky! He's adorable. And this is going to be one seriously CUTE quilt :*)

Brown Family said...

Too cute!