plans. And sticking to them!
March, my family needed my attention and I shifted things so I could be
present. One of the reasons why I love what I do is that I can make the call to
stop if I need to. And if not for family, then when, right? So, my progress was
a little spotty in the month of March, but I was on quilty fire at the
beginning of the year!
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This quarter reminded me that I quilt for a number of
reasons: to challenge myself, to express myself, to support myself, but one
that I’m beyond thankful for is the ability to comfort myself through quilting.
When life throws me curve balls, there’s something very soothing to me about
slowing down and creating just for creating. Not because I have a deadline to
hit. Or a pattern to release. Or a new commission to finish up. Just for the
pure joy of the actual act of creating.
projects at different stages of progress. It enabled me to pick-up wherever I left
off based solely on my mood, my time and what I needed in that moment. And it
reconfirmed that having WIP isn’t a bad thing, in fact, it can be a very good
THE FINISHES | Q1 2019
out on my Q1 FAL list.
Just like the Modern Aztec quilt pattern, the table runner offers lots of opportunity to play with prints and colour. There are two different sizes to choose from and, depending on your mood, go detailed with the 10-colour version or keep it streamlined with just 5-colours. Buy it as a standalone or with the quilt pattern too.
FALL IRISH VORTEX
This one is technically done, but I still need to photograph her and share her with you on the blog. I’m just waiting for the weather to be a little more cooperative so I can give her a proper close-up 😉
I love the versatility of the Irish Vortex quilt pattern. See my original version and my holiday version for more ideas!
SECRET SEWING #2 & #3 2019
QUILTS STILL IN PROGRESS
progress list – at some point, if you keep at it, you see progress! Some
projects that have been on here for a very long time actually moved forward,
which is very encouraging!
AGF GEOMETRICAL FLIGHT PLAN QUILT
in the works and I’ve already started cutting up my next version featuring this
fun AGF Geometrical Bundle Up half yard bundle. I’ve even received my matching Kona solids in Citrus, Emerald, Tangerine, Carnation, and this stripe for the binding. Now I
just need some solid uninterrupted sewing and testing time to bring her
NEUFCHATEL MODERN AZTEC CRIB QUILT
make a Modern Aztec crib quilt. I’ve got some of the cutting done and hoping to
sneak in the rest soon.
bring about baby showers! The Modern Aztec quilt pattern makes a great
gender-neutral baby quilt!
for WAY too long. She’s even been basted for an eternity. So long, in fact, I
went out and purchased more curved safety pins so I could keep moving forward with other projects. That’s just craziness!
weekend, I just said, “enough is enough” and finally pulled her off the couch
and laid her on the floor so I could contemplate my quilting options. I’m
thrilled to say she’s almost fully quilted!! I still have the label and binding
to go, but it feels really good to see her getting closer to the finish line!
wasn’t much movement on this project. Get the Mischief quilt pattern by Karen The DIY Addict
IMPROV DRUNKARD’S PATH
basket she sits in. I wanted the basket to be a little more streamlined. That’s
it. I didn’t even open the Ziplock bag. I just moved her to an upright
position! So, really no progress on this one. I know this is going to be a fun
one…once I finally get back to her 😉 Until then, at least I know she’s nicely
SEW MOJO MINI QUILTS
visit, so I’ve been kinda avoiding it. But I went and picked up some frames. They are not exactly what I need, so I’m back on the hunt.
MEDALLION SQUARED QUILT
know it will be fab! This one’s a free pattern for newsletter subscribers 😊
SEWCIAL BEE SAMPLER
many other priorities at the moment, but I’m looking forward to seeing her come
together. Row 1,
Row 2, Row 3 and Row 4 are all done, I
just need to tackle Row 5.
pillow, I was sure I would be back in the pillow making saddle, but that hasn’t
happened. I’m sure I’ll get back to them at some point!
180-DEGREE QUILT | MOLINARI CHALLENGE
WIP, but not THE longest. I’m super close to finishing this one up. I just need
to attach the hanging sleeve and label. I keep seeing the sleeve hanging over
the back of my sofa and thinking to myself “just sit for an hour and get that
thing attached”. But finishing up the big stich hand quilted binding on my Fall
Irish Vortex quilt and hand quilting my Rollakan Flight Plan quilt have been
using up all my hand sewing sessions 😉
finish her off and then it will be full steam ahead.
appliqué flowers and leaves that Suzy designed. It’s really such a fab design.
I just need to get past the needle turn appliqué and I’ll be able to label and
I could have focused more of my time on these fun minis. I still have quite a
few to stitch up, so expect to see more popping up in the #100daysofsfDminis.
MODERN SEWCIALITES SAL
out, I just need to find some time one weekend to stitch them up! This was such
a fun sew-along hosted by my friend Stephanie from the Modern Sewciety Podcast.
to my long list, but when an idea strikes you just have to see where it leads,
ROLLAKAN FLIGHT PLAN QUILT
and I just couldn’t resist dipping back into them – they’re that good! This is the baby version
of the Flight Plan quilt pattern that I’m testing out. So, really I NEEDED to
make this one! I’ve scaled everything down so the design is the same as the
larger version. Since I was spending a lot of time on the road, I opted to hand
quilt this baby quilt. Still a ways to go, but I’m loving the look and texture
the quilting is adding.
BASKET OF QUILTY PLAY
but since my 2018 project isn’t quite complete and with the kick off happening
while I was spending a lot of time at the hospital, it didn’t seem very
realistic to participate. But I have this big stack of little fabric scraps
that I recently transferred from a big plastic bag to this cute basket. I figure it
will be around for awhile so I might as well make it
pretty! I’m looking at this as my “basket of quilty play”. When ever I need to
let loose and just have fun, I’m going to dip my hand into these pretties and
see what I can create. Stay tuned!
feel so much better for knowing where I stand with everything. No judgement,
just the facts.
progress on this quarter and can’t wait to share them with you! I’ll be linking up over on my sweet friend Izzy’s website
and hope to see your projects there too!
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