Have you ever had one of those weeks when your quilt routine changes a bit and you loose your quilting energy? I am definitely a creature of habit and when my routine changes.....oh boy!
I don't know how many people noticed but two days ago I messed with some code in my functions.php file on my website and.....I accidentally deleted the whole thing. I broke the theme for my site and all of the side widgets moved all over the place. (I have since learned this isn't a file to mess with unless you "know" what you're doing).
I know my host provides backups of the last 7 days but I had no idea how to access them or.....what to fix. I really didn't want to pay to fix this, instead I wanted to learn how to fix it because.....I'm sure I will break something again. It took several hours searching on Google but I finally found out which file I needed to replace. I am adding this information to my OneNote files as the piece of coding I wanted to delete is still there....waiting to be deleted once more. I'll wait a week or two.
I am also having trouble scheduling a post and have no idea why or what caused this to happen. When I finish this post I'll schedule it and see if it works. See what is keeping me away from my quilting?
The grandchildren were on Spring break this week so I picked them up Monday and took them home yesterday afternoon. There was a little quilting going on as my granddaughter made a little QAYG pillow from some of my batik scraps but I forgot to take pictures.
Today I am planning on working on 2 quilt projects. I just finished a little baby quilt for my AccuQuilt post next month using the new AccuQuilt GO! Qube 12" Companion Set Corners. The AccuQuilt GO! Corners Companion sets are brand new and comes in all 4 sizes to go with the AccuQuilt GO! Qubes.
This set is actually replacing the Classic Companion Set and had 2 of the same dies so if you have already bought the Classic Companion set you'll want to just buy the AccuQuilt GO! 6" Bowtie set.
I also added a little applique to the quilt with the AccuQuilt GO! Flower Bunch die. I did the applique with the open toe applique presser foot that I talked about in the Ultimate Presser Foot post. My applique isn't perfect but I'll keep working on it.
There are several flowers included on the Flower Bunch die, I just used one of them.
So my first priority today is to get the blog post written.
Second priority - I had someone email me about a quilt I made some time ago. I had mentioned in the post that I was going to write a pattern for it....and it never happened. My "todo" list is really long! I promised I would work on it, pulled out the quilt, looked at the blog posts and then....forgot about it.
The other day I got another email asking if I had made the pattern.....oh boy! This was my Amber Geese quilt that I made using the very first bundle of batiks I received as an Island Batik ambassador. I also think this is when I first started designing quilt patterns for Island Batik which is probably why I never wrote this pattern. Does that sound like a good excuse?
Yesterday I dug through some of my "future quilt pattern" files and found my notes from 2014! Time to work on the pattern!
I looked at my scribbled notes and then decided as long as I was going to write up a pattern I might as well make it a little bigger. Time to pull out my batiks and my AccuQuilt GO! Flying Geese die. I'm in the mood to do some piecing and there are a lot of flying geese blocks in this quilt.
Would it have been easier to just write the pattern? Probably but it has been a while since I wrote my notes and creating a new quilt is always fun!
Poor Sadie's routine has been changed today also! Builder Bob is gone and Sadie is stuck with me.....who wants photos of her on quilts. I had to laugh at this picture, doesn't it look like she is mad? Enjoy your day, I'm going to quilt!
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Looking for a free quilt pattern? This Twirling Petals pattern would be fun to make.....I'll be adding it to my "todo" list.