Zoom Quilting with Family

Well, my sister, 2 of my cousins and myself Zoomed together today to quilt.  We all worked on different projects. And chatted and talked and chatted and talked and sewed!

Terry was quilting a pretty quilt, made some blocks for another quilt and did a short show & tell of what she’s calling her “Covid” quilts … all made from scraps and what she had lying around.

Connie was attempting to make a tic-tac toe game for her granddaughter, but her embroidery machine is ill and needs to go to the doctor.  She then made part of a cute dress for her granddaughter, sewed up a quick mask and showed us the quilt she’s going to longarm in a couple of weeks (she rents time on one).

Lynn was cleaning all the wax off her iron (from when she made the bags at our last Zoom sewing) and then she was adding borders to a quilt that has been languishing around for awhile.

Of course, I meant to take pictures of what everyone was working on, but I didn’t.

I was piecing together 3″ tumbler blocks that were cut out ages ago.  I was really trying to be careful with the order of the blocks up on my design wall, but for some reason, one row was 15 blocks long and another was 19 … and they were both suppose to be 17!  And, I don’t know how often my stitch ripper was used to take out the blocks that were put in wrong.  I’m sure if I’d been sewing on my own, this quilt would have gone back into the container and would not have progressed as far as it has!

Here is part of the quilt I was working on, sewn together. There are 4 more rows to go on.


Design Wall


Tumbler Quilt … needs to be finished piecing and a border added.  I’m trying to use up my bin of floral fabric and will attempt to make a pieced back for this quilt.


Summer Solstice is being quilted.


Stash Report

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No shopping.  No finishes …

  • Fabric Used this week      0 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:        191.5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      20
  • Net Fabric used                    171.5  yards

Stitchin’ Time

I only sewed 6 out of 7 days this past week.

I am aiming for 30 minutes/day – at least!  I switched from 15 minutes / day to 30 minutes/day in April!

  • 15 minute days:  January – June:  181 / 182
  • 30 min days/  July:   3/ 4
  • Total days in 2020: 184/ 186
  • Percentage = 99% 

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces


I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

Last week’s list:

  1. Work on  Summer Solstice:  get the top DONE  √   done – and sandwiched and started quilting!
  2.  Quilt a baby quilt to practice some free motion feathers that I want to do when I’m ready to quilt Summer Solstice.  Didn’t bother to do
  3. Spend at least 30 minutes this week CLEANING/ TIDYING my sewing room.  √   done 

This week’s list:

  1. Finish quilting  Summer Solstice
  2. Bind Summer Solstice
  3.  Finish piecing Tumbler quilt and add borders
  4. Spend at least 30 minutes this week CLEANING/ TIDYING my sewing room.
  5. Work through another Artistic Digitizer lesson.

What’s in the plans for the rest of July?

  • July’s Island Batik challenge
  • Working on project for Christmas in July (Then and Now) Blog Hop
  • Island Batik boxes should arrive soon!
  • Another Mystery Quilt!!!   Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a mystery quilt.  I haven’t had a peek – but if you hate not know where the quilt is going, she will give you a peek.  The fabric requirements are up … With this mystery, she will be releasing a clue once a month, so it should be a nice leisurely mystery.

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Nothing finished … Tumbler quilt started.



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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!   


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13 thoughts on “Zoom Quilting with Family

  1. Glad you had the support and distraction to not put your tumbler blocks back in the tub, even if they gave you a few eyerolls at times. Your zoom sewing is a fantastic way of getting together. Thanks for sharing at the Chameleon’s Colour & Inspiration Party!

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  2. Sorry the tumbler quilt gave you such fits. Hopefully it’s properly tamed and will give you no further problems. Your PHD report is looking pretty fabulous! With all that you’ve gotten done this year missing one or two days of stitching time definitely isn’t doing any harm.

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    • Hi Kathy,
      Yes, the tumbler quilt is tamed and behaving itself now!
      I don’t feel too bad about missing a day … it was important to me to take the time off.
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  3. Hi Gail! That tumbler quilt is pretty darn spiffy. I had to giggle about one row being 15 and another 19 when they’re supposed to be 17. That sounds like something I would do! I have a template for a tumbler that I’ve wanted to use sometime . . . just haven’t found that time yet. I love seeing Summer Solstice being quilting – can’t wait to see it finished. Thanks in advance for linking up on Tuesday, my friend. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      I forgot to mention that my tumblers were all cut with the 3 1/2″ tumbler Accuquilt die. It made the cutting easy and quick!
      I’m having to think and plan as I quilt Summer Solstice, so it’s taking it’s time getting done! Soon, I hope!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Terry,
      Yes, next time, Connie’s machine will have been repaired and Lynn’s iron will be cleaned. And she should have her new ironing board cover!
      It was a fun time!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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  5. Summer Solstice is a beautiful quilt! Probably if you had been working on your own, you would have counted the tumble blocks correctly. It’s too easy to miscount when working with a group. Happy stitching!

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    • Hi Gretchen,
      I doubt that I would have made less mistakes sewing on my own! But at least this way, I was able to push through my mistakes and keep sewing on! 🙂


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