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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Again very productive week! (and a link party)

Today it is a long one! So much fun this week!

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. Play with Me QAL - everyone is having fun with PP (see below)
  2. WGACA projects
    1. Jane T - 2 blocks done (see below)
    2. The SK project - 1 block done (see below)
    3. Mirror Mirror Afghan - 2 blocks done (see below)
  3. Block Swap Adventure -  paused until March
  4. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - no progress
  5. American Quilt (previous known as Americana QAL) - no progress
  6. Project Quilting (#4) - done (see below)
  7. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL (Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles Mystery 2016) - paused, not liking where this is going :(
  8. Splendid Sampler - first block(s) done (see below)
The EverythingElse List:
  1. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
  2. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
  3. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
  4. As You Wish -  no progress
  5. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
  6. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
Pat and Jane announced the Splendid Sampler and can I not join such a fun project? Of course not!! :)
But I had to find my twists to make my journey different than anyone else's.

Block 1
Fabric block pattern available at

I will make my blocks using selvages (on black background, idea from Riel Nason quilt) and I will use the same designs for crochet blocks for my "Mirror Mirror Afghan".
I will share all my blocks in the dedicated page "My Sampler Journey" so that I can post picture even in the middle of the week and I won't forget what I do :)

The crochet afghan is one of my three WGACA projects (to read more about this concept, read this previous post).

For the second project I designed and stitched a Stephen King's book cover
No pattern for my version of 11/22/63 book cover, 
because I just found some cool fabric and sliced it as needed :)

And the third project in the WGACA is my own Jane T: I completed two more blocks!

And this is the progress on the final layout
21 blocks done!!
Speaking of the WGACA project, I want to report the great success of the idea (to read more about this concept, read this previous post).

This is how the first page looked after was completely filled:

The fact that I had this piece of paper hanging next to my mirror and that I saw it every day multiple times a day it is the reason why I had the brilliant idea of using the Splendid Sampler designs in my Crochet Afghan project! If I didn't have that project on my wall (physically) for so long, I wouldn't have had that idea. So even some progress steps seem minor (like only making 10 crochet rows), it is still progress and it keeps the project running.

Since I completed that page, I decided to reassess the list of project and replace the Mirror Mirror Afghan (that now doesn't need push motivation, since it's up and running) with another project that needs a push (Quilts 4 Francel, the charity donation quilts). By the end of this page I will for sure have made great progress there and I will be so happy about it.

If you struggle with some UFO, give the WGACA approach and ideas a try... you may surprise yourself about how good it works :)

One "spur of the moment" project was my new ID holder. I had a plastic thing that holds my work id but the badge doesn't slide in smoothly and corners started peeling off. The solution? Make myself a nice, colorful and practical ID holder with some Tula Pink Fabric!!

I was inspired by this tutorial by Brooke at Killer B, but I didn't really follow it, as I had solid fabric on the back and I had velcro and a ribbon. So basically it is completely different, but still I was inspired by the tutorial and it is so easy that is good to link to it ;)

For the Block Swap Adventure I receive my January block from Michell and I made some extra postage stamp blocks for our block lotto

Early this month I shared the second block for my Play with Me QAL

Look at all the different color combinations that people will use in their game boards!

If you didn't join, it's not too late!

The forth challenge of Project Quilting (season 7) was launched last week and I jumped right in.
As mentioned before, I have a double challenge for myself: follow the theme of the PQ challenge ("Need a Vacation") and have a piece inspired by a "conventional" art piece (painting, sculpture, architecture, ...).

Let me introduce you...

Size: 21'' x 21''
"Vacation from reality".

If you want to vote for me (number 21 ;)) after Sunday 2 CST or any of the others follow THIS LINK.

I really like the weird shapes and general compositions of Salvador Dali and Vacation to me means a nice sunset. I think I combined the two in an effective way with some applique, quilting and thread sketching.

Speaking of art and quilts... do you want to join a blog hop?

And last, but not least, I want to remind you that I am working on charity quilts,
and I would love your help!! 
Quilts are for a quilt drive to help the kids in the DC General Homeless Shelter. 
And you can help me by donating orphan blocks, partial blocks, or fabric (scraps, strips, leftover, uglies, whatever). 
If you are willing to mail them to me, I could use them to make more quilts for these kids!!! 
If you are up for a loving donation, please send me an email at tweloq[_at_]gmail[dot_com] or leave a comment here with your email address so I could give you my mailing address. I promise that your donation will be used to make some kids happy and feel more loved!! 

Still no progress here... so sad... but as mentioned above, now this is in my WGACA list so I will for sure make progress in the next month on this!!! :)

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


  1. How do you get all that sewing into a single week? What an inspiration! Thank you for the linkup.

  2. Your vacation quilt is beautiful. I just voted for you.

  3. Oh my gosh.......I really do feel like I've been twiddling my fingers all week......amazing body of work you've achieved!!!

  4. So many projects! Great work this week. Kudos. Love the Dali piece!

  5. Congratulations on a wonderful finish! I also love Dali :) Congratulations on a beautiful finish ! Love the purple/pink with the teal. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.


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