Quilt Canada was Cancelled
My sister (from Alberta), 2 cousins (from different areas of Ontario) and myself (from British Columbia) had planned to go together. We were going to stay at my sister’s home in Edmonton. Two days were planned for the show and classes (and shopping). On the 3rd day, we planned to make the Retreat Bag from Emmeline bags as a project to work on together. Of course, with Covid – our plans changed.
About 1½ weeks ago, my sister set up an all day Zoom meeting for us all as we made the bag. We had all gathered the supplies prior to the day. It was a TON of fun!!! It was great to visit with each other … sharing our love for fabric and the creations we were making!
Here’s Connie’s … made for when she goes on a real quilting retreat!
And Terry … The speed demon, made 2, yes TWO bags during our Zoom time … she made both the small and the large bag!
My sister, Lynn, made one bag during our time and the other right afterwards … both were kits from Emmeline bags …
My bag was made from Shweshwe fabric that I bought last September when in Africa.
Obviously, we’re all quite different in our fabric choices, but we all agreed that it was fun to do and plan to have another Zoom quilting day in the future.
Cleaning and Tidying
My daughter came in the sewing room (studio) the other day and said, “Mom, have you cleaned up or something? It looks so much better!” That made me smile and determined to keep this up! Plus, it is actually easier to work when I don’t have to move something!
Summer Solstice: These pieces are now sewn together … ready for the set-in seams … do you think that might be why I’m procrastinating??? Oh, yes, I KNOW that’s why …
Nothing being quilted right now!
No shopping. The zipper pouches that I made (you can see them HERE) were all made with Island Batik fabric, which I don’t count. However, I did use about ½ yard of Shweshwe for the Retreat Bag, and ½ yard for the lining.
- Fabric Used this week 1 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
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 – May: 151 / 152
- 30 min days/ June: 28 / 28
- Total days in 2020: 179/ 180
- 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:
- Work on UFO, Summer Solstice √ done
- Finish watching a video on how to digitize an In the Hoop Zipper Pouch. √ done
- Make a Zipper pouch from my own digitized design. √ done
- Spend at least 30 minutes this week CLEANING/ TIDYING my sewing room. √ done
This week’s list:
- Work on Summer Solstice: get the top DONE
- Quilt a baby quilt to practice some free motion feathers that I want to do when I’m ready to quilt Summer Solstice.
- Spend at least 30 minutes this week CLEANING/ TIDYING my sewing room.
I did start # 27 in Starts in 2020 and I finished it. I will show you in a future post!
No UFOs are finished …
A great Laugh!
Tish, from “Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland” featured this quilt (see it HERE) … then she went to say that she enjoys visiting my blog because, and I quote: “I love visiting Gail’s blog because she really is one of the most organized quilters in knowing what status her projects are in. Seeing her lists always reminds me to check mine. ” OH Tish!!! The only reason I have lists is that I NEED to decrease my UFO list and NOT make any more!!! As for organization … well that is totally not very true! But, thank you for the high compliment!
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!