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Mid-Year Review

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Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl is a hosting a mid-year review of our goals for this year.  So its time to look at where I am with these.   Quilting  1.  Clean and organize quilt room Trying this one again         - Finish sorting the area and get rid of the things that need to be donated or thrown out.  Sorting works best when I work on just one small space at a time.  So I'll divide the area into a number of sections and plan times to sort each of those areas.  It easier than dealing with the whole room.   I was making very good progress until the end of March.  I set a schedule of at least 15 minutes a day three days a week and until the end of March achieved that.  Then stopped.  Not sure why but things are improving.  A bunch of boxes set aside for donation got delivered to either the Thrift Store or the Restore depending on the contents.  So I'm no longer tripping over them.  :)         - Decide on layout and do the rearranging. I still have the scale drawings of the room and

Catching Up

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 My sister says I'm falling down on the job.  I've had create blog post on my todo list for ages.  Not sure why it hasn't gotten written.   I was thrilled with the results of the Form, Faces and Spaces Show.  Both my pieces sold!  My first two sales.  I'm over the moon.  Elaine bought Growth and blogged about it here .  My description of the Growth  piece is here .  The other piece (Rooted) was sold the day of the opening.  As my sister and I were about to leave the show, the organizer said she was writing up the receipt and was about to put a sold sign on the piece so we stayed to see that. We stopped at Demetre's for a very decadent ice cream sunday on the way home.   Pointing at the sold dot!  Rooted Top picture is Growth.   This is my Cherrywood Challenge Piece complete with rulers to show that it is the correct size for the challenge. Detail 1 Detail 2 Unfortunately it was not selected as a finalist.  Looking now, there's a few small things I'd change b

Form, Faces and Spaces - Figuratively Speaking Show

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 In March I saw a call for entry to the Form, Faces and Spaces, Figuratively Speaking Show and decided to enter two of my digital pieces.  I was thrilled just before Easter to get an email saying that both pieces had been accepted to the show.  There are 120 pieces from 39 artists in the show.   Rooted is a 12 X 12 inch canvas piece. It is one of my Spring pieces and is a response to a statement that someone needed to be rooted and centered. Growth is a 20 X 16 inch canvas piece.  It is a response to a question about how I had grown as an artist over the last year.  I blogged about this piece here . The show is a Satellite Site for the Scotiabank Contact Festival.  On Saturday morning I dropped both canvases off at the Parish Hall in Norval and saw some amazing pieces being delivered.   There is a variety of events over the course of the month  (the image below is a snapshot of the linked PDF). I am looking forward to seeing show hanging based on what I saw this morning.  

April Quilting Goals Review

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 Well, I did get the Cherrywood Challenge quilt done and submitted yesterday so I am really pleased with what I accomplished in April.  I won't post the whole piece until after the challenge closes and probably not until after the judging. The Abstraction quilt didn't get any attention. Love Entwined did get some work.  I've started to stitch the stems down for vase 3.  I do have more bias prepared.  I need to pin the next level of stems in place.  There are also some of the other little pieces partially prepared. The little scrappy blocks also got finished today.  There are 10 pink blocks.   linking up with Patty's One Monthly Goal Windup  and the Soscrappy Rainbow Challenge

April Quilting Goals

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 The big goal this month is to make my Cherrywood Challenge quilt.  I have sketches of some of the components.  Need to start stitching and figure out how they go together.  The end result and the sketch rarely turn out the same.  No pictures of that one for a bit but hopefully it goes smoothly. For Love Entwined, I want to get the little pieces at the base of vase 3 stitched as well as the vines and possibly the vase.  If all of vase 3 is stitched, that would be perfect, but If I can get the foundation finished that would be good.  I don't think the challenge quilt will need hand applique so if I can prep the pieces for Love Entwined, it can continue to be my zoom meeting project.  I've marked some placement guides for vase 3 and made some more bias for the vines.  So I can start that stitching The Abstraction quilt needs have its threads tied in and the binding added.  That's good tv work.  I had an appointment to go quilt another top this month but its be cancelled as sh

March Quilting Goals Review

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 What a productive month quiltwise! My Winterlace quilt tops are done and the bindings are made!  The pattern is from Quiltmaker Nov/Dec 1995.  I received the magazine just before the Creative Sewing Festival that October and purchase the material then.  Its a two colour quilt and I planned two quilts in opposite colours.  For many reasons, but mainly that I forgot to resize the blocks to make the quilts more appropriate for twin beds, the quilts have languished in a box, partially cut out.  It took about 6 weeks to complete both of them.  I've left off a couple of borders to make them fit the twin beds a bit better but they will have very generous overhangs and a pillow tuck. So here they are.  I've prepared the blue print binding for the first one and white binding for the second to match the outer edge of the quilt.  Now to find backing and add them to the line of things to quilt! It turned out I had more yellow and gold scraps than I thought I did -- and once again when I w

March Quilting Goals

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 March Already?!?!  Going fast.   After sitting and languishing for more than 20 years in a box, my Winter Lace quilt leaped forward tremendously in February.  All the blocks and the components for the pieced border are made.  So my goal this month is to assemble both quilts and make their bindings.  Then I will be able to release all the fabric to the stash.  There is a lot of left over fabric I think 16 of 20 blocks for one quilt All the blocks for second quilt and the remaining ones for the first Border components I am really looking forward to seeing these two tops completed.   I have another appointment to quilt at the longarm studio so I'll finish the abstraction quilt then.  I don't think it will take my whole time, so I'll look to see what smaller project I might be able to do as well.   Love Entwined needs more applique pieces prepared.  I have two little circles to stitch then I need more prepped pieces.  So I've traced all the leaves and hearts and prepared t