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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fancy pot holders (and a linky party)

Not much to share but a couple of small finishes are better than nothing!! 

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. Play with Me QAL - August completed (cannot share)
  2. WGACA projects (abandoned the idea... the strategy didn't work, oh well, it was good to test it)
    1. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - no progress
    2. Minion QAL - quilted around all characters. 6 blocks quilted, 5 missing
    3. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
    4. Hello Block Swap - paused until next month 
    5. Splendid Sampler - two blocks done (see below)
    6. Road Home Row-A-Long - no progress on finishing my piece
    7. Folded star pot holder - two, done (see below)
    The EverythingElse List:
    1. 70273 Project - no progress
    2. Jane T - no progress
    3. The SK project - no progress
    4. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
    5. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
    6. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
    7. As You Wish -  no progress
    8. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
    9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
    10. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL - no progress
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    I also finished a couple of blocks for the Splendid Sampler project.

    Block 31

    Block 41

    Current total: 29... you can see them all on my Sampler page!
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    The only other thing I made are these two fancy pot holders

    10''x10''
    Tutorial available on the modabakeshop

    I used several pieces that I received in various Quilty Box. I tend to really like the fabric but I never used them with the project/pattern they come with :) I guess it's my rebel nature.

    Well, I hope to have a more productive week ahead!

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    How about you? What are YOU up to?
    Link it here and share it with me!!

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    The LIST (review)

    Back in December, Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl hosted the #2016Planning Party, and I linked up (she reminded me of this because I completely forgot of course ;) )

    2016 Mid Year Review

    She published a post to reflect on her the goals and she welcomed us to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on our year as well. She is offering a #2016MidYearReview link up, and there are great giveaways available to those who link up.

    This the previous list, with updated status on the different projects (these are my goals for the year... so if I am at least half done, I will say I am on a good track :) )
    1. Play with Me QAL - this is a QAL I am hosting, so I don't just plan to finish it, but I plan to cheer everybody along, offer giveaways, inspire and get inspired!
      STATUS: 6 blocks made, quilted and joined. 2 blocks completed. 1 board missing.
    2. "Jane Tiger, the Nearly Insane Wife of a Farmer" - I want to complete my version of the Dear Jane, Nearly Insane and Farmer's Wife quilt. I already started it and it looks fun!!
      STATUS: I lost momentum on this...  23 blocks done, many many more missing :)
    3. Block Swap Adventure quilt - I have been swapping blocks for about 2 years now, so I should have enough to put together a quilt!
      STATUS: I completed a quilt with last year Snail Trail blocks. Unfortunately the swap was closed because of lack of participants. But now I am running the Hello Block Swap so I am still collecting blocks and turning them into quilts!
    4. Charity quilts for Fran and the Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - I plan to have 12 quilts done for her... let's see if I can make (or pass) that goal!!
      STATUS: again, I lost momentum on this. I have 2 quilts completed + 3 matching pillow cases. I also have 4 quilt tops ready to be quilted... maybe this review will encourage me to get back on track with this
    5. Americana QAL - finish my version of this quilt and gift it to my dad probably for Xmas
      STATUS: completed! and I am using it because it's sad to leave a quilt waiting to be gifted. I will wash it and send it out later this year, but in the meantime I am enjoying it!!
    6. Play with Me 2016 QAL (secret) - all January posts are ready!!
      STATUS: this is a duplicate of 1. :) I was distracted when I wrote the original list
    7. Allietare QAL - I plan to complete this quilt, and probably donate it for charity
      STATUS: no change. This is one of the 4 quilt tops of point 4.
    8. Pantone Color of the Year 2016 - my traditional wall hanging has already been designed!
      STATUS: completed!
    9. The SK project - here I need real progress as I wanted to have it done by 2017... it's a big quilt done in very small blocks so I need to get this rolling!!
      STATUS: I lost momentum for several months. Last month I got the ball rolling again, and now I have a few "side" projects that are going to help me give this project a real push forward, stay tuned!!
    10. the 31000 Xs project - a cross stitch project that I started and I would love to get done... eventually :)
      STATUS: where did I put this project??? :) I moved things around my sewing corner and I have no idea where this ended up being stored. :) so the status is Missing In Action :)
    11. Spirit cross stitch project - this is supposed to be a Valentine present... well... not sure if I will be able to pull it off, but I will try!
      STATUS: ah ah ah, same as 10. where did I put this project??? :) well... Valentine comes every year, so eventually I will get this done
    12. Mirror Mirror Afghan - a tapestry crochet afghan, I was very passionate about... and then I was not :) crochet is like that for me, ups and downs! :)
      STATUS: I lost momentum on this... I made several more blocks at the beginning of the year but now I am stuck again
    13. Alice in Wonderland quilt - I have several blocks done, just need to find some motivation to finish up some more
    14. As You Wish -  same comment as 13.
    15. Crazy optical illusion - same comment as 13. :)
    16. Memory quilt 2 - same comment as 13. :)
      STATUS (13-16): completely lost interest in all those projects... eventually I may get back to them but for now I archived them all!

    Well...

    I guess that I had so many new projects this year, that several lost momentum. Some are still going, some are kind of dead for now.

    I can report that I am still sewing, I am still designing, I am still organinzing events, I am still having fun so I guess it's all good!!


    Sunday, July 17, 2016

    Back to crafting (and a linky party)

    I came back home from the work trip. 
    I don't have much to share but something is better than nothing!

    The Ongoing Project List:
    1. Play with Me QAL - August pattern ready to stitch
    2. WGACA projects (changed projects)
      1. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - no progress
      2. SECRET quilt for exhibit - (FDJ) - dropped. Too many other things to do this month
      3. Minion QAL - no progress
      4. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
      5. Hello Block Swap - two blocks done (see below)
      6. Splendid Sampler - one block done (see below)
      7. Road Home Row-A-Long - no progress on finishing my piece
      The EverythingElse List:
      1. 70273 Project - no progress
      2. Jane T - no progress
      3. The SK project - three blocks done (see below)
      4. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
      5. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
      6. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
      7. As You Wish -  no progress
      8. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
      9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
      10. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL - no progress
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      I made two blocks from my July's partner for the  Hello Block Swap.

      Blocks I made for Laura
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      I also finished block 36 of the Splendid Sampler project.
      While I like embroidery, I hate french knots and I don't like much the lazy daisy stitch.
      However I wanted to give this block a try as close to the original as possible. 
      In this block I also experimented with glow in the dark embroidery thread (works great) and with the soluble sulky embroidery stabilizer (it was ok... I was able to see the stitches traced on it and it washed away just fine. I didn't particularly enjoyed stitching on it, but probably just because I didn't stabilized properly)

      Block 35
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      The only other thing I made are three blocks for my Stephen King project.
      I prepared 5 blocks for my trip as I thought I would have time to make them.
      While I had time, I didn't seem to be in the mood. So I made half of one during the trip and completed the rest yesterday.
      The Long Walk, The Stand, Gerald's Game (7.5''x5'')

      Well, I hope to have a more productive week ahead!

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      Oh, I also added some side panels to this great t-shirt I got in the kids section of a shop :) I got the biggest size they had but it was still a little too tight on the belly :) I watched some youtube tutorials and then I gave it a try. Easier than I thought!! It is not perfect but I use it as a pijamas so who cares! Next time I will add less fabric (because now it's a little too big) and I will make it narrower at the top. But as a first experiment this went great!!



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      How about you? What are YOU up to?
      Link it here and share it with me!!

      Sunday, July 10, 2016

      Disney dreams come true (and a link party)

      I have been at a conference for work, so no project updates

      HOWEVER...
      The conference is at a Disney World Resort, so I took a day off and went to meet all my favorite characters!!
      Above, their autographs on small pieces of fabric that I quilted for the occasion (left over of a few projects I made a while ago): now I have the perfect coasters and mug rugs!!!

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      How about you? What are YOU up to?
      Link it here and share it with me!!

      Saturday, July 2, 2016

      A lot got done (and a link party)

      After a week of not sharing, I am back with several projects!


      The Ongoing Project List:
      1. Play with Me QAL - July block will be released on Monday!
      2. WGACA projects (changed projects)
        1. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - no progress
        2. SECRET quilt for exhibit - (FDJ) - kind of dropped, maybe, not sure :)
        3. Minion QAL - several blocks done, final layout pieced, started quilting! (see below)
        4. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
        5. Hello Block Swap - two blocks received (planning what to do for July's partner) (see below)
        6. American Quilt (previous known as Americana QAL) - finished, washed and in use! (see below)
        7. Splendid Sampler - one more block done (see below)
        8. Road Home Row-A-Long - no progress on finishing my piece
        9. Pumpkin's bed - done, interesting project (see below)
        The EverythingElse List:
        1. 70273 Project - no progress
        2. Jane T - no progress
        3. The SK project - no progress
        4. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
        5. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
        6. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
        7. As You Wish -  no progress
        8. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
        9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
        10. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL - no progress
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        --
        One more block for Selvage Splendid Sampler:

        Due to the tinytinytiny size of these hexies (about 3/8 of an inch) I couldn't really use selvages. So I used batiks, as they really pop against the black background!
        It was fun to learn a new technique to make hexies: Hexies from a circle!, no template and this is the only way to make it work with this so tiny size for me!

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        I received my blocks from my other June's partner for the  Hello Block Swap.
        Blocks that I received from Jane

        I love how wonky and scrappy the entire quilt will look!!! I cannot wait to have more block to arrange in a nice design!!

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        I got my American quilt (renamed "Tu vuo' fa' l'americano") from the Professional Long Arm Quilter (Marcia from Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting). She did an AMAZING JOB with the quilting. I asked her an all over meander with stars, but she added some custom quilting which makes it suuuper special!!
        Size: 55'' x 72''
        "Tu vuo' fa' l'americano"
        Center blocks from the Americana QAL, Snail trail border from the Block Swap Adventure!

        Amazing quilting, from the back!

        This was my first experience with a long armer... I won a coupon for a discount so I thought it was a great opportunity to try it, especially on this quilt that is a Xmas present for my dad. I am extremely happy with the experience and final result. Xmas is far away, so I started using the quilt (perfect for the 4th of July, right?) ;)

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        Two projects that are kind of the "spur of the moment"


        My cat name is Pumpkin... I thought that the fabric was just too perfect not to use it for her little cat bed. I used the wrong material for the "foam filling" so the structure doesn't hold up that well... so I tried to hang it and see if Pumpkin likes it... if not I can put it on the floor. It's summer here, so I am not sure if she wants to sneak in there any time soon... but in the meantime it's nice to look at it I guess :)

        A zipper pouch, GPS holder... because we got a new GPS and I wanted a cover that matches a previous credit card wallet I made for my boyfriend :)
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        And last, but not least... the Minion QAL is over!
        These are the last two blocks I made


        And then... I assembled all the blocks in the final layout!
        I am quilting the three sections separately and then joining them with a QAYG method. I will also add a special border... stay tuned to see that!
        I actually already quilted 5 of the blocks (backgrounds) so I may be able to finish the quilt in a month or so (I have a trip for work, so I won't be able to quilt much in the next weeks)! I am very excited!!!

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        How about you? What are YOU up to?
        Link it here and share it with me!!

        Saturday, June 25, 2016

        Crazy weeks, but you can share your projects!

        (Random picture from the past) :)

        In the past couple of weeks I have been crazy busy at work and I didn't have the energy to do much sewing.
        I did few things but I didn't even find the strength to take picture to document them :)

        Oh, well, I have been sewing a little so that's good!
        Let's hope to get back to making and sharing soon!

        In the meantime, you can share what you have been up to, I will love to see!!!




        Saturday, June 11, 2016

        A Splendid week (and a link party)

        This was one of my most productive week ever!!!

        The Ongoing Project List:
        1. Play with Me QAL - June released!
        2. WGACA projects (changed projects)
          1. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - no progress
          2. SECRET quilt for exhibit - (FDJ) - no progress
          3. Minion QAL - half block done (hope to have it done soon)
          4. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
          5. Hello Block Swap - one block received and one block done (see below)
          6. American Quilt (previous known as Americana QAL) - shipped to the quilter!
          7. Splendid Sampler - TEN blocks done (see below)
          8. Challenge quilt - idea abandoned
          9. Road Home Row-A-Long - sent out pattern, no progress on finishing my piece
          The EverythingElse List:
          1. 70273 Project - no progress
          2. Jane T - no progress
          3. The SK project - one block done and several more designed!
          4. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
          5. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
          6. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
          7. As You Wish -  no progress
          8. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
          9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
          10. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL - no progress
          --
          The new board block was released last Monday: Ludo (done with traditional piecing). So fun, fast and easy!

          Find all the details at alidatweloqdesigns.blogspot.com

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          This week has been a SPLENDID week: I made 10 blocks for my Selvage Splendid Sampler:




          Once I get my selvages out, these blocks are so easy and fast! I am still quite behind, but I prefer to make these blocks in big batches instead of one every three days!!

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          I completed the block for my second partner for June for the Hello Block Swap.
          A little house in a block, white and black fabric. Busy but cute I think!

          And this is the one that she made for me (she mailed it earlier, so nice of her!!)
          Block that I received from Cathryn

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          Finally I went back to my Stephen King project. I have been designing embroidery blocks to have them with me for a upcoming working related trip: being away from my sewing machine will be hard, but having hand sewing projects will be great!

          I also completed one of the book covers. I decided to use reverse applique, and on a such a small piece it didn't turn out so wonderful. The effect is fine, but I don't think I will ever use this approach on a tiny piece like this.
          7.5''x5''
          The Long Walk, book cover
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          How about you? What are YOU up to?
          Link it here and share it with me!!

          Saturday, June 4, 2016

          Minion invasion (and a link party)

          This was one of my most productive week ever!!!

          The Ongoing Project List:
          1. Play with Me QAL - June ready to be shared!
          2. WGACA projects (changed projects)
            1. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - no progress
            2. SECRET quilt for exhibit - (FDJ) - no progress
            3. Minion QAL - THREE Minions done (see below)
          3. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
          4. Hello Block Swap - two blocks for June done! (see below)
          5. American Quilt (previous known as Americana QAL) - shipped to the quilter!
          6. Splendid Sampler - no progress (but I did something with a pattern from there, see below)
          7. Challenge quilt - idea abandoned
          8. Road Home Row-A-Long - sent out pattern, no progress on finishing my piece
          The EverythingElse List:
          1. 70273 Project - two more blocks done (see below)
          2. Jane T - no progress
          3. The SK project - no progress
          4. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
          5. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
          6. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
          7. As You Wish -  no progress
          8. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
          9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
          10. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL - no progress
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          You may remember from last week... I have a new obsession: hot dog pillow cases! I made 3 more!

          3 new hot dog pillow cases: tutorial by Jennifer @ sewhooked

          The two on the left will be sent out as a gift with the pouch below.
          The one on the right is for my boyfriend because he said he loved that circuit/binary fabric... and of course I didn't have enough to complete the pillow case... and it's out of print, nowhere to be found :( :( :( oh, well... I think that the piecing worked.

          Now who is the only one without a nice pillow case? Me of course!!
          I need to measure my giant pillow and make one for myself!!
          --
          I made this scrappy zipper pouch for a friend.
          It is pretty big, I am not super pleased by the lining, but I think it will be loved and used! :)

          Heart block and zipper pouch pattern available at www.thesplendidsampler.com
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          Then I made this block from "My Favorite Things" (by Jennifer)
          Fast and easy pattern to get me back into paper piecing mode...
          And thanks to that I also made a couple of more XX blocks for the 70273 Project.
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          Then I saw the Minion Design Invitation... so here are my blocks!



          The Evil Minion was made of the wrong size... fixed in the pattern but for my block I just added a border... and some fuzzy yarn to make the hair, because it's fun!!
          The Royal Minion is just simple embroidery and it was super fast to make!!

          The patterns will be available at the end of June 2016 from Fandom In Stitches.

          And after completing my two blocks, I went back and complete this other Minion


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          And the last thing I made are two blocks for one of my June partners for the Hello Block Swap.
          I couldn't really decide on a color scheme and the block is so simple... so I made two :)



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          How about you? What are YOU up to?
          Link it here and share it with me!!

          Wednesday, June 1, 2016

          Opposites Attract: Sol Mates


          Sol Mates, by Alida
          Dimensions: 40'' x 14'' (each)
          Inspired by the work of Sol Lewitt

          Marian (seamstobesew) is hosting a fun blog hop and I decided to join with my recent piece "Sol Mates"!

          I made this piece for a recent blog hop I myself run on this blog (Art with Fabric) and it is a piece completely outside my comfort zone!

          Let me tell you more about Sol LeWitt.

          LeWitt is regarded as a founder of both Minimal and Conceptual art. His prolific two and three-dimensional work ranges from wall drawings (over 1200 of which have been executed) to hundreds of works on paper extending to structures in the form of towers, pyramids, geometric forms, and progressions. More on LeWitt, links at stories can be found on this Wiki page.

          You HAVE to watch the amazing timelapse video of the artists painting "Sol LeWitt at the Met - Wall Drawing #370, Installation: Days 15-17" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OJ36NbGU2c.

          If you want to hear more about his approach to art and how amazing artists put together his conceptual work (which is the text instructions on how the piece should look like) listen to the stories in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpi5OBv6ZMU.

          "The artist and the draftsman become collaborators in making the art" -Sol LeWitt.

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          Now about me :)

          If you ask me what kind of art/paitings I do NOT like I would say something modern, simple, minimalist... something with few colors...
          If you ask me what kind of fabric I absolutely do NOT like to work with I would say solids... and white in general...

          That's why I was super surprised when I first looked at one of LeWitt wall drawings (the X) and I instinctively thought "I NEED to make that into a quilt" :)
          That's what I LOVE about art... sometimes a piece moves you so strongly and so deeply that it goes against all the "rational" likes/dislikes that you have always had.

          So while I knew that I wanted to reproduce the X painting, I also knew that I had to put my spins to it.
          First of all I decided to make just half of it, and then I decided to add a pop of color (purple).
          I made that half and then I start starring at it and I kept thinking "I really like it, but something is missing".
          Of course the other half was missing :) and that's when I decided to make the other half and the name "Sol Mates" came in the picture. Because the first half represents me (my favorite color is purple) and the other half represent my significant other (his favorite color is blue).
          And if you look closely the finished piece you would notice that it is covered in cat hair :) so here you have it, the entire family in one quilted piece of art :)

          The two halves are complementary in the quilting (quilted in opposite sections) and the quilting is not perfect... because we are not perfect...

          Detail on the quilting.
          The two halves are quilted in complementary ways: straight quilting on the white sections of the X (and black sections on the background) for the blue half, quilting on the black sections X (and white sections on the background) for the purple half.


          Thanks for stopping by and feel free to help yourself in the following giveaway offered by Marian (seamstobesew)!!! :)
          Go and check out the other participants of the hop from Marian's blog!!!

          June 1 
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          Saturday, May 28, 2016

          A new obsession: pillow cases (and a link party)

          Back in productive mode, with a new obsession...

          The Ongoing Project List:
          1. Play with Me QAL - June block ready and QAYG assembly started!
          2. WGACA projects (changed projects)
            1. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - three pillow cases done (+ 4 labels) (see below)!!
            2. SECRET quilt for exhibit - (FDJ) 2 more blocks done (cannot share)
            3. Minion QAL - Girl Minion done (see below)
          3. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
          4. Hello Block Swap - received May blocks! (see below)
          5. American Quilt (previous known as Americana QAL) - shipped to the quilter!
          6. Splendid Sampler - no progress
          7. Challenge quilt - I change the challenge I will probably join... but still considering
          8. Road Home Row-A-Long - no progress
          The EverythingElse List:
          1. 70273 Project - heard back... will make few more blocks
          2. Jane T - no progress
          3. The SK project - no progress
          4. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
          5. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
          6. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
          7. As You Wish -  no progress
          8. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
          9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
          10. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL - no progress
          --
          I am working on charity quilts to help the kids in the DC General Homeless Shelter. 
          I decided to make a matching pillow case for each quilt.
          3 new hot dog pillow cases: tutorial by Jennifer @ sewhooked

          The tutorial is sooooooooo easy and fast... that I couldn't stop to one pillow case per quilt... I am making some extras because they are so fun!
          I have seen this tutorial and pillow cases a lot, but I've always thought: "well, it's just a pillow case, I have pillow cases so I don't need more"... well... I realized that store bought pillow cases are just boring and now I want to turn my entire stash into pillowcases for me!! :) :) I won't do it, but expect to see some fun Tula and other colorful pillow cases for me here in the next future! :) :)

          I also embroidered four labels so that they are ready to be added to the quilts after quilting!! :)

          --
          The other only thing I can share is another Minion

          I also designed my final quilt. I will have some alternative blocks and a different overall design... stay tuned for more.


          --
          And finally I received the two blocks from my Hello Block Swap partners (Amy and Audrey).
          Aren't they amazing?!?!?
          My dresden and log cabin patterns available on this page

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          How about you? What are YOU up to?
          Link it here and share it with me!!

          Saturday, May 21, 2016

          Uninspired but moving on (and a link party)

          I kind of lost my sewing mojo this week... but I try to keep going because it will come back eventually!

          The Ongoing Project List:
          1. Play with Me QAL - June block pattern almost ready!
          2. WGACA projects (changed projects)
            1. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - one quilt done (see below)!!
            2. SECRET quilt for exhibit - (FDJ) maybe will drop this
            3. Minion QAL - Vampire Minion (Minion block) one block done (see below)
          3. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
          4. Hello Block Swap - waiting for June
          5. American Quilt (previous known as Americana QAL) - shipped to the quilter!
          6. Splendid Sampler - no progress
          7. Challenge quilt - I change the challenge I will probably join... but still considering
          8. Road Home Row-A-Long - no progress
          The EverythingElse List:
          1. 70273 Project - waiting to hear about the blocks sent before making more
          2. Jane T - no progress
          3. The SK project - no progress
          4. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
          5. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
          6. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
          7. As You Wish -  no progress
          8. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
          9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
          10. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL - no progress
          --
          I am working on charity quilts to help the kids in the DC General Homeless Shelter. 
          I finally convinced myself to sit and do some FMQ on this quilt!

          Dimensions: 60'' x 40''

          I just decided to do some medium meander, some weird flowery things in the center and then I tried to do something different on the stars... that part is not great :) but I finally fully understand why I don't like quilting!
          1. I love working with busy fabric... and that means that the quilting is hardly visible so I struggle a lot understanding what I am doing and at the end the quilting is not much visible anyway so why bother to struggle? :)
          2. I don't like the continuos sound of the sewing machine! I love to piece, but I like the short burst of sewing followed by the silence of cutting that paper piecing requires. I don't even like chain piecing! My brain just goes into anxiety mode if I hear that sound for more than 15 seconds apparently :) 

          Well, I guess I will have to find ways to enjoy it anyway and I think that using the walking foot (and stopping a lot) or doing all over meander that are very unstructured could help me with these issues.

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          The other only thing I convinced myself to stitch is another Minion

          These blocks are sooooo fun to make!! The next one is half done so I should have it by next week.


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          Link it here and share it with me!!

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