Showing posts from March, 2020

Social Distancing Plans

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

The comfort of crafting

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 mi