I don't have air conditioning so don't usually hand quilt much in the summer. But we have had a few "cooler" days lately. After work I've come home on those days and taken my quilt out to the deck with a tall glass of freshly brewed iced tea (thanks to a thoughtful hubby) and satisfied my craving for a little hand quilting. I'm hand quilting String Stars (a BIG quilt made mostly from leftover quilt backings and other long strings) with navy perle #8. Right now I'm quilting the Stars. I'm not sure what I'm going to do in those diamond shaped areas between the stars.
And as a bonus I get a fix of color and scents while out on the deck serenaded by birds.
Today it is raining but maybe later (after I make a couple of canners of pickled beets and make some wild black raspberry crumble for the grandkids for breakfast) I'll find some time to put in a few stitches.