weekly update

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

It’s Turkey Day week!  I can’t believe the holidays are among us! I figured I should probably do some Christmas quilting in addition to the Cozy Christmas quilt.  I’ve wanted to make a Cathedral Window Christmas Stocking for months now so that is my Thanksgiving holiday.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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Anyway the Blog Hop last week was super fun! If you didn’t get a chance to check out the other awesome designers you can check out the list here.   I did forget to update my completed quilts page with the Spinning Vectors quilts, but it’s up there now!  Check it out here.  I finished binding my Moroccan Getaway quilt last night too, but there wasn’t enough light out to take a good photo.  That makes the total number of quilts finished this year (minis included) to 12 so far!

As promised I wanted to give a recap on Sewing Expo in Minneapolis that I attended a week and half ago.  It’s a 3 day show with hands on classes and lectures, a vendor show, and quilt displays.  I was able to take 2 classes prior to leaving to China.  One of the classes I took was “Garden Pond” by Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies Quilting.  It was a technique called Piec-lique!  It’s a great technique for sewing curves and they come out perfect!  You use freezer paper as a template to make the curved part and glue baste the pieces together before sewing.  The curves come out nearly perfect every time and makes it look so easy.

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The second class I took was “North to Alaska” by Kathy Lincoln.  It was a pattern that she designed for a sewing cruise to Alaska (hence the name).  It was a great class to learn about quick techniques about sewing quarter triangles and partial seams.  I used fabric that was left over from my sister’s Spinning Vectors quilt.  The partial seams technique can also be used on Spinning Vectors as well.  So I will be working on the tutorial for Y-seams and partial seams to help other quilters out.

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One of the best things about the quilt show was the MQG quilts that traveled to the show.  They were so amazing and helped give me inspiration.  I can’t wait to make something so wonderful that I could submit to a show.  Goal in my quilting life:  submit a quilt into a show and win! (or just be good enough to be accepted into the show)

My schedule for the next pattern will be the following:

  • Samples created by the end of December.
  • Pattern out to proofreaders right after the first of the year.
  • Pattern out to testers in mid-January.
  • Pattern out by beginning of February.

I realized that if I didn’t get myself a timeline, I wouldn’t get the motivation to keep moving forward.

I also finished my Month 4 Blocks of the Modern Heritage BOM.  They were nice and easy 4 patch blocks.  I realized that sometimes it’s just wonderful to work on some easy blocks.  They are so cute!

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That’s all I got this week!  Have a happy Thanksgiving!

11/22-11/29 Weekly Goal:
Available time for quilting:
Friday, Sunday, and Monday Night

Projects I want to work on:
Powered by Quilting Patterns
Christmas Stocking

Goals for the Projects:
Powered by Quilting Patterns:  Complete math and fabric layout for Pattern #102
Christmas Stocking: Finish Cathedral Window Stocking

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