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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Little to share but a lot going on behind the scenes (and a link party)

Secret projects piling up...

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. SYS2015 future projects - October project done and Nov one started (see below)
  2. Block Swap Adventure - October block done and Sept one received (see below)
  3. Charity quilts - no progress
  4. Happy Halloween wall hanging - no progress
    This is my project for "A Lovely Year of Finishes" (Oct)
  5. Zipper pouches - paused for a while
  6. Americana QAL - have the pattern, need to stitch it up!
  7. Applique pictures - no progress
  8. Adam's wall hanging - new secret project, designed :)
  9. 2016 QAL - secret project :) 3 "blocks" done, 3 more designed
The EverythingElse List:
  1. the SK project - no progress
  2. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
  3. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
  4. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
  5. the Ender project - no progress
  6. Embroidery calendar - no progress
  7. Project of Doom 2015 @ Fandom in Stitches - paused for a while
  8. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
  9. As You Wish -  no progress
  10. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
  11. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
  12. B quilt - no progress
Blocks for my Block Swap Adventure keep coming and going!

The ones I made for Cathy (Cathy's Campfire)

And this is the one I received from Jen

I may lay mine out all together to see how many I have because I could have enough to make myself a throw quilt for our living room. We'll see! For sure I enjoy the challenge of making blocks I never tried before!
Do you remember "Vincent" the mini quilt that was accepted in the Road to California quilt?

Well, the wonderful artist that I took inspiration from (Adam Lister) told me that he likes my work so much that he wants a mini quilt for himself! :) and he offered me to trade one mini-quilt with one of his paintings! Isn't that amazing? I love when different kind of artists interact and inspire each other like that!
So he sent me a piece to use for inspiration... and I think I found the perfect way to merge his style with mine in this piece. More on this in the future!!

This past week I completed my project for the Stretch Your Skills series.

For pattern and info, check this previous post.

Despite the fact that I did embroidery before, I found ways to learn something new and to test something new (using a black fabric as background and variegated thread for the butterfly). These little projects are just perfect for testing out things that you are not too sure about, as they don't require much commitment.

This is why I really don't understand why people don't participate much (or at all) in this SYS series :( :( :(
Well, we have one last tutorial next month (English Paper Piecing) and I started putting together the project (it's hexagons, so nothing secret there ;) ).

Despite being disappointed and sad for the lack of participation in my series for this year, I decided to design and organize a new "QAL" for next year too! Because I am not giving up on trying to involve people of the community to make things along with me!

The format will be different... it's going to be a quilt, but also not a quilt... sewing but not just sewing... we will be still include many techniques and try to build skills, but in a different kind of way... well... I cannot tell you more, stay tuned for sneak peeks and teasers :) and I will announce that in late November or December.
I hope more people will join me there!

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!! 

I have to say that sadly I didn't work on this project much in the last couple of weeks as I was trying to get ahead in the QAL idea. But I think that by the end of the month I may complete another quilt and finish another top!

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

1 comment:

  1. Wow, how exciting to be doing a swap with a talented artist Id be doing hand stands :) I have not touched the sewing machine for over a week but there is a good reason for that :)


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