Life is all about change and being able to work change into your life. I admit that I like a routine and large sections of time to work on my quilting and business but I have learned that nothing ever stays the same and it is important to go with the flow.
We are settling into a new routine now that Bob's mom has moved in with us. Mr. Mickey is very happy to have a new person that wants to spoil him. He even went to bed with her last night. He didn't stay long but it made Bob's mom very happy.
Clarice turned 100 last October and it amazes me watch her slowly get around. If you think your bones are stiff and sore.....image being her age! I hope I live as long as her.
Right now I am writing this post early in the morning before she wakes. So far there has been a window of time in the afternoon where she sleeps for a couple of hours and I slip down to my quilt studio. We have a monitor so I can listen for her. She always tries to be very quiet and not bother us so I really have to listen or run upstairs and check on her periodically. Okay, I don't run up the stairs. LOL
Quilty Box Bargello Quilt
Did you buy the March 2021 Quilty Box Classic by Karen Gibbs? I love the batiks that were included and there are 2 different quilt patterns you can choose to use them for.
I decided to go with the bargello design. You will have to buy additional fabric for the background and border but I'll worry about that when I get that far.
I really enjoy bargello designs. So far I have made 2 of the strip sets. Hopefully today I'll get a couple more of them done.
Rail Fence Charm Pack
Another quilt project I am working on is a table runner made with charm packs. I actually had 3 charm packs of the same fabrics that I think I bought maybe 6 years ago. I guess they are finally ages enough and ready to be made into something.
I mentioned in my newsletter that I made the table runner with the dark pink setting triangles and then decided I didn't care for the color so I made it again and added a batik fabric for the setting triangles.
I really wish I hadn't added the light strips to the blocks but I don't feel like tearing them all out. I am also using more of the blocks to make placemats to fit on our round glass table in the four season room.
I have several tutorials on the Rail Fence block including my Dark Blue Rail Fence Runner. You can always do a search on my site and see what comes up. I love the search option that I have.
I mentioned that I am using charm squares which are 5 inches square. Here is how I am cutting the strips.
Cut 2 - 2-inch x 5-inch strips from each charm square.
Don't throw away that narrow scrap! I am sewing them all together with a very narrow ⅛th seam allowance.
One idea would be to use the "new" fabric for applique like this little Patchwork Rabbit.
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Life is always changing for all of us but you can still work a little bit of quilting time into it. Take care.
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