Since my sewing machine was out, I thought I’d take my quilt out of time out and start to machine quilt the top.  I am just doing the stitch in the ditch quilting on this to go around the squares. I was able to do all the rows longways, then started the across rows.

With the first row, the mistakes began. The seam ripper came back out. And then I realized…I was hot. And the heat and wrestling with a quilt top were not a good combination. We have been having a heat wave here for the past couple of days. I looked at our indoor thermometer and it was 81 degrees (27 degrees celsius) inside the house. And there I was sitting with a quilt over my lap while I ripped out stitches.

I clearly had made a silly choice for what project to pick up. Thursday the temperature is supposed to drop again, so the quilt is going into a shorter time out, but I can see I need to get this done before summer weather sets in for good.