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Saturday, May 14, 2016

What a week! (and a link party)

Crazy week at work, and I have been working on secret projects, but what a week with the hop!

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. Play with Me QAL - May block shared and blocks are shared in the group!
  2. WGACA projects (changed projects)
    1. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - basted the next quilt, ready for some FMQ!
    2. SECRET quilt for exhibit - (FDJ) 3 blocks done (cannot share)
    3. Minion QAL - Vampire Minion (Minion block) almost done
  3. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
  4. Hello Block Swap - both blocks done (see below)!
  5. American Quilt (previous known as Americana QAL) - ready to be 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 - finished my row (cannot share)
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. 
This weeks very little progress... because I have at least 3 tops ready to be quilted... and I don't like that step... oh, well, I just have to set my mind to it and it will get done! 
Have you heard about Ello? It is basically Instagram without ads, no weird algorithm to show you only what they want you to see, no selling data, and it is for creative artists! :)

I never joined IG because I felt the goal was more about "showing off" than focusing on creativity, so even if I know there is a good quilting community there (which is creative and inspiring) I never felt it was the right place for me. Ello sounds much more fun!

It is a relatively new platform, so it has some issues (not too fast because it is still in beta but it's getting better, the signup is easy but if you don't pay attention the default groups that you are "following" may not be the ones you want, etc). If you want to join, it is free and there is a fast-growing quilting community. For helpful tips and finding your quilting tribe, you can read what the coordinator of the account @elloquilt says!

My handle is @alida-tweloq and to bring the community together I decided to coordinate a Block Swap!

You don't need to have an Ello account to join! Just fill this form to leave me your contact if you are interested. I am still collecting general info to see who is interested in what. I highly recommend to have an account, as I plan to post reminders, pictures of blocks, etc over there!

For May I had two partners because the group had an odd number of participants... so these are the two block I made for them.

Quatrefoil (12''x12'')

And last, but not least... Have you seen the amazing art pieces shared this week on the Art with Fabric blog hop? If not you HAVE to click the links and check them out. Wonderful stories, great tips and tutorials that will inspire you to try these kind of project yourself, even if you are not an art quilter (as many of us in the hop were NOT art quilter).

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

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