A blog follower contacted me and said she would be in the neighbourhood, “Would I like to meet up?” Well, YES, I would!!! We met at Essem Textiles. She had ordered some sweatshirt fleece from Essem and brought in her sweatshirt jackets … they were pretty cool! Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of them. However, when she told the owners who she was and they knew where she was from! They didn’t realize that she was a quilter as well as a garment sewer.
We met and talked about quilts and quilting. She is one talented quilter! Here’s a picture of us – but look at her quilt! Isn’t it absolutely fabulous? If I remember correctly, she said it’s 110″ x 110″. HUGE!It’s a mariner’s compass with lots of other blocks. She designed the quilt. I was in awe!
Here we are taking a closer look at the quilt:
Aurifil Color Builders
Aurifil has a great page out … showcasing the Italian Cities Color Builders and all of the challenges that the Island Batik Ambassadors made. It’s well worth going and taking a look at the fabulous talent that my fellow Ambassadors have! Click HERE.
Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop
This week is this Colourful Blog Hop! Come back on Wednesday and see what I made!
You can see the complete schedule HERE.
Overhauling the Craft Room
Last week, I showed you pictures of my room. There is one surface tidied up and cleared off (well, 2, if you count the little tv tray that I use as an extra space when I’m piecing!) All of the fabric was put into appropriate bins, not just moved to another spot!
Here’s a Before and After picture of the same space!
I have ALMOST finished going through every container … a few more to go!
This will get DONE!!!
Kate, from Life in Pieces, is hosting “Stitching Stuff” and the goal is to sew for at least 15 minutes a day. I use Kate’s guideline, but my personal goal is to sew for 30 minutes a day. On those “blah” days, it does motivate me to sit at my machine and 30 minutes often turns into several hours. Thank you Kate for the motivation!
- January – Mar: 90 / 90
- Apr 1 – 17: 17 / 17
- Total: 100 / 100
- Percentage =100%
Donna at Quilt Paint Create hosts a weekly linky party where you can display your stash numbers. This has really kept my stash from growing (somewhat!) Before I buy anything, I am always mindful of the fact that I need to report it on my blog … That sometimes stops me in my tracks!
The teddy bear quilt used 4.25 yards.
- Fabric Used this week 4.25 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 29.75 yards
- Fabric Bought this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Added this year: 4.25 yards
- Net Fabric used 25.5 yards
Linda from Texas Quilt Gal is hosting “To Do” every week.
I had month to work on my previous To Do list … let’s see how I did …
The To Do list 2 weeks ago:
- Quilt & Bind Teddy #3 √ DONE
- Quilt & Bind at least 2 Baby Quilt Panels √ DONE
- Work on Foodie Blog Hop project not done
- Go through the Fabric and Project containers. in progress
- Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! √ DONE
- Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes √ DONE
Here’s the 2 baby quilt panels that are quilted and bound. The one on the left was partially hand quilted and I machine quilted it to its finish!
This week’s list:
- Quilt & Bind at least 2 more Baby Quilt Panels
- Work on Foodie Blog Hop project
- Finish going through the Fabric and Project containers.
- Work on May Island Batik challenge.
- Clear at least one more surface in the sewing studio.
- Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder!
- Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes
Donna, at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, host a linky party for “What’s on your Design Wall” every week.
1. Foodie Blog Hop: These fabrics are from my stash. You’ll just have to wait until May 24th to see what is happening with this fabric!
The following baby panels still need to be completed.
I’m counting the 2 baby quilt panels as 1 UFO that is finished. That means that I only have 6 more UFOs to finish this year! Sigh … I thought I had found ALL of the UFOs before, but alas … there are likely more hidden away! I was secretly hoping that this would be the last year for me to host PHD in 202? But, if I keep discovering more – I’ll be hosting PHD for many years to come!