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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
Hi. First, some info: As you may have heard Feedburner is going away, and if you follow my blog via email, that will stop in July. I do ask that you continue to follow me, and sign up under the Bloglovin tab, but I'll be finding a way to continue sharing by emails. I plan to do a newsletter type thing, and will ask you to sign up when I get that set up. Thanks! I appreciate that you follow and occasionally read my posts.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
I missed setting the goals in March, and I missed completing the goals I would have set. It was a challenging month in many ways, and I'm hoping that April brings better news, but so far, there's more challenges.
I need to focus on the happy challenges, though, the ones I set to finish a project and that make me happy. One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Hi. Thanks for stopping by. This is going to be a long, overdue post. Yes, the comma is in the right place, lol. I was an English professor, as a matter of fact, so I do know the comma's uses.
I missed getting my blog post done for the March One Monthly Goal start, so I can't enter, but I do plan to link up with Elm Street Quilts for this post. I need the accountability.
I do have finishes, and I'm still working on the Island Batik Ambassador Scrappy March challenge. I have almost half of the blocks done as of tonight, so I'm hoping to get them done Sunday, and have the top assembled by Tuesday.
So, now to the finishes.
First, I finished this quilt for my son. We went to Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks last March, just as the shut down started, on the Collette tour I won from the 2018 Secret Santa Wheel of Fortune prize. It was a great trip, and shortly after we came home, I discovered that Riley Blake Designs had panels for the National Parks, by Anderson Design Group. I purchased a bolt of Grand Canyon, and Bryce parks, plus the pillow panels (available in my Etsy shop) and designed this quilt top with EQ8, using fabrics from Island Batik as well as more from Riley Blake. I wanted the pieced border to resemble mountains, and I think it came out great. I quilted it with the Navajo panto from Urban Elementz on my Handi-quilter Amara with Pro-stitcher. I did design it to be long, since my son is tall, and I know he loves having quilts that cover his feet. It's a long overdue, since it was initially intended for Christmas. And it's long, get it?? lol I had to make a trip to Pennsylvania a few weeks ago, so I was able to give it to him. He promised to keep it away from his puppy (who actually chewed an older quilt that night). Aurifil 40-3 thread for quilting, Warm & Natural batting, and cotton sateen backing.