Today was a yoga class over Zoom, the best way to have class yet stay home. This was with my usual instructor so no big surprises about what we would do or how it would proceed. And it felt great to have class and stretch out. As some regular reader know, I am challenged by… Continue reading Distractions!
Next week I go on a quilting retreat! So I have been getting things planned, cut, and organized in the hopes of maximizing my work time there. And, two days after I get home, I will go back to the same retreat center with a different group for a few more days. Wow! There are… Continue reading Getting Ready
Time to make plans for my first quarter of quilt projects. Some of the projects are going to look very familiar, and there are some new ones just for fun. First up, Curved Flying Geese. I started it in a workshop with Sue Rasmussen (maybe in the Fall of 2018?). Last quarter the background became… Continue reading 2020 Vision 1st Quarter
Hooray! This was a swap inspired by one of Bonnie Hunter’s quilts, started several years ago, and finished today. My most recent commitment to finish this quilt can be found here: https://ponderingitall.blog/2019/10/17/2019-4th-quarter/ Some random things I learned with this project are (1) think about preferred finished size before assembling the top, I had to add… Continue reading Ohio Stars
Part way through my most recent project, my pin holder was FULL! So I found another container and dropped the first pin in. It landed with a dull thud. Then I kept working on my project (and finished it today!), adding each pin every time I quilted in the area where it was holding things… Continue reading Pin Storage
For a sound track to this post, I recommend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUPGxVCIvrI After so many years of working on this and setting it aside and working on it again, I am so pleased to show you a completed quilt! The blocks were designed by Carol Doak 2012-13 for her yahoo group, which recently migrated to a new… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
October was a busy month for me, it included two different quilt retreats. Each of them saw me making great progress on my to do list. Several long term projects are coming to an end, so exciting! The other day I saw a great quilt block, it looks like a snowflake and is designed for… Continue reading Clarity
After many finishes of projects for others over the past quarter or so (yay!), I am ready to focus on some quilts for my home. First up is this Christmas quilt using paper pieced blocks designed by Carol Doak utilizing only two colors. Another member of her Yahoo Group developed this design. It has taken… Continue reading 2019-4th Quarter
The wedding quilt was finished on time! This is a Jaybird pattern, Sweet Tooth. Each block is named after a kind of candy, the border segments are named for ingredients for baked goods. The couple likes aqua so the quilt started with those fabrics. Then some other colors snuck in, just for fun and contrast.… Continue reading Wedding Quilt Bliss
Here it is, the finished yellow and blue quilt to honor the high school graduation of a niece. I really like this pattern by Christa Watson, you can see another version here: https://ponderingitall.blog/2018/12/31/big-boy-quilt/ The commitment for this quilt was most recently made here : https://ponderingitall.blog/2019/07/15/2019-3rd-quarter/ It is great to have this quilt done and gifted… Continue reading Class of 2019 Second Quilt