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April is cancelled

It does seem like we'll be social distancing for a while!  It's somewhat nice to not have meetings to go to three and four days a week, but even someone as introverted as me does start to miss it a bit!  Technology to the rescue, though.  I video chatted with Aunt Bev last night, which isn't something I normally would have done (why not?? I ask myself!) and that was a lovely chat.  We're trying to video chat with my parents regularly, too.

I am making more progress, although I'm working a heck of a lot more than I would like!  I think it's going to slow down as we get into the new normal, but for the past two weeks I've spent hours, literally, each day in video conferences. 

And trying to keep up some sort of school with the kids is challenging.  Hubby is finally home some, although his company is being less than stellar about everything. 

I finished one customer quilt, a wall hanging.  Since I had the time I did a lot of detail work.  I hope she likes it, …

Social Distancing Plans

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As we look to make the transition to spending a lot of time at home - how to keep myself busy and calm.

Rainbow Rectangles is still on the longarm.  After two false starts, a change of thread color and a completely different quilting design, it's reached the point of mostly done.  I plan to have it off today at the latest, then Natalie gets her turn.  Next up I'll load one of the customer quilts and get it going.

Rhombus Dance is coming together, so I'm hoping to have it pieced this week as well.  I hope I have enough of the background fabric; we'll see and I guess I'll improvise if I don't.  Mango Parfait is in the works indoors, and I'll continue on that.  It should go relatively quickly as well, although I think I'm going to need more green fabric.  Maybe I'll stop by JoAnn's on the way home and pick up some fat quarters.

I will knock out those binding projects this week, too.  Dad asked me for quilt to donate to Grandma's church for thei…

The comfort of crafting

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At times like this I'm very glad I have things to keep my hands busy.


Diary of a Quilter posted this, and it is ever so true, especially now.  I'm just waiting for my kids' school to make the call to cancel school for the next four weeks.  Luckily I have a lot of flexibility in my own job, so between that and my kids being old enough to not burn down the house, we'll get by.  I know a lot of other people are not so lucky.


QuiltCon and beyond

Once again, QuiltCon was an amazing time and I came away inspired.  It was a busy week afterwards so I didn't get into the sewing room much, but the inspiration is still there, and I'm determined to submit an entry into QuiltCon for next year. 

I did well at not buying fabric while there, but I did break down and buy several patterns.  So I'll figure out where and if they fit into the overall plan!

I took Blossom off of the UFO list, pieced it together and quilted it up for the SNICU unit.  One of my guild mates volunteered to bind, thank goodness!  Four Square is also in progress and I'll do a quick and easy quilting plan on it as well. 

Need pictures:

Classic Meets Modern
Frond kit - Birds of Paradise
Angela Walters BOM
Beetle Adventures (mini)
Magic Spark sample x3

Recent Finishes:


Piecing:

Percolate
Moda Love quilt - center finished, need to add borders
Ombre tumblers (leader and ender)
Rhombus dance
Mango Parfait
Needs Binding

A New View
Rainbow rectangle mini
Nova Mini Quilt - bl…

Making Plans

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Making plans  - 2020 Version!

These are in no particular order:

Disco by Jaybird Quilts.  This is probably going to be a little more time consuming on the layout and planning front.  But it should be a fun one to do. 



Showering Stars: It should go together quickly and be a good charity quilt. 


Borealis by Frond - LOVE those fabrics, and I doubt I'll be able to give this one away!  Paper pieced, and it's going to take a while but I ADORE this quilt. 


Punked Posies, by Frond again.  This shouldn't take long to put together, it's the quilting that will take the time on this one.  I really need to sign up for one of their thread punk classes to get some more ideas before I tackle this one. 


Folding Screen, with more Frond (do you sense a theme??): This one is lower on the list than the others.  Maybe a good one for retreat?


Shade Garden by Frond: Another one that shouldn't be hard to put together, but I need to take the thread punk class for ideas on how to quilt it.


I…

February already!

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This week's goal is relatively simple; kit up everything I have planned and have the fabric for, and prioritize it.  I have a lot of vague idea's about what's planned, but I need to get realistic and USE the fabric I have, and get the quilting pile back under control.  I made a good dent in in over Christmas and I don't want it to get crazy again!  





Need pictures:

Classic Meets Modern
Frond kit - Birds of Paradise
Teal and Cat
Ombre tumblers (mini)
Angela Walters BOM
Beetle Adventures (mini)
Magic Spark sample x3

Recent Finishes:
Crystal Gems 
Rows of Bricks
Hexometry 

Piecing:

Percolate
Moda Love quilt - center finished, need to add borders
Ombre tumblers (leader and ender)
Rhombus dance
Mini Chic Country


Needs Binding


A New View
Rainbow rectangle mini
Nova Mini Quilt - black

On the Longarm

Mantle runner

Top Completed, Waiting for Quilting

Moda Building Blocks
Prism Star
Mantle runner 
Nova Mini Quilt - white
Patchwork Sky
Rainbow rectangles (need real name!)
Blossoms



Planning

Modern Owls
Aurora Boreal…

More changes to the WIP List

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This one jumped into my list, and was a quick finish! 


More progress elsewhere, too.  I really need some longer days and sunny weather, to get some pictures taken!  There was sun this weekend, but also 30 mile and hour winds, so no pictures there.  

Need pictures:

Classic Meets Modern
Frond kit - Birds of Paradise
Teal and Cat
Ombre tumblers (mini)
Angela Walters BOM
Beetle Adventures (mini)
Magic Spark sample x3

Recent Finishes:
Crystal Gems 
Rows of Bricks 
Hexometry 

Piecing:

Percolate
Moda Love quilt - center finished, need to add borders
Ombre tumblers (leader and ender)
Rhombus dance
Mini Chic Country


Needs Binding


On the Longarm

A New View
Mantle runner

Top Completed, Waiting for Quilting

Moda Building Blocks
Prism Star
Mantle runner 
Nova Mini Quilt - whiteNova Mini Quilt - black 

Patchwork Sky
Rainbow rectangles (need real name!)
Blossoms
Rainbow rectangle mini 
Planning

Modern Owls
Aurora Borealis
Weaving project 

UFO's

Fabulous Flowers
Farmer's Wife
Quilter's Patch
QAD Flight Effects (mini)
Four Square…