Let's have a look at some show and tell today. This is from the Urbanologie class. We're almost at the end of this project, and I confess that I still have a few blocks to make. In some months, we had to make five or six of the same block, and I got one made to do the homework, but not the others. The pieces are cut out, but I need to get them sewn together. I haven't had a chance to put the blocks on the design wall, so I have no idea what the quilt looks like.
I'm using a limited and, for me - totally off-the-wall style of fabric. I wonder what the final quilt will look like?
It's going to be slow and steady to get all the sewing done that needs to be done. Thankfully, I have some time today. There's only one presentation tonight, and the rest of the day is mine. More or less -- a few quilts are begging to be quilted!
Here are the homework pictures from this month. We made two butterflies. The first picture is Cathy's.
And this one is Lorraine's.
Some people missed the class or didn't get their pictures to me.
Interesting that they both did positive/negative with the blocks. I suppose that's how the pattern was, but I never noticed that. I must have a look at it and see.
|My butterfly blocks|
This quilt is made using the Mini Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. EVERY block has curved seams. The class is getting real good at curved seams! Wow -- check out their website, they sure have some interesting patterns, and I wonder how they come up with the blocks as some of them are very creative with the cutting!
Here's the cover of the booking case you haven't seen it. OH -- I can't find the cover real quick, but here's one version of the quilt from the book. I must make this a priority this coming week.
|One version of Urbanologie|
I received a box of fabric yesterday for a new magazine quilt. And it took forever to figure out how to cut the tape to get inside! I swear they vacuum sealed the yardages and the pre-cuts as it all fit into this small box.
|Fabric for the next magazine quilt|
And here are my scouts! Do you think they could look at the camera? No -- they looked left, they looked right, but they wouldn't look at me!
|Hey Bear - you look right, and I'll look left!|
Little Bear walked the entire route of Murphy's walk, which is at least 2 KM. We were a bit slow for Murphy, but it wasn't the pace that was slow because those little legs can go fast. He has to sniff and pee on every tree! Murphy was not impressed.
There's more of QUILTsocial to enjoy today.
Today it's all about working with an Endless Embroidery design. This is so much fun, and the top of the tote bag was a great example to complete the stitching. Check it out -- it's pretty cool.
And don't forget the Facebook Live on Friday.
It's a great way to check out the stuff I did live, and we're going to chat about tote bags and embroidery. If you read Post One, you would have noted the link to make the tote bag. I wrote a pattern, and the link gives you the instructions and a step-by-step account of how the bag is made. It's a culmination of all the best tips I found for making a tote bag. It's fast to make and simple. Best of all -- the pattern is FREE. I know it's quite lengthy because it's a tutorial. I should find a place to put the actual pattern, which is only two pages. Then you can refer to the tutorial for the pictures. OK -- let's add that to the list of things to do. I MUST review my website and get it ready to publish!
And in case you are wondering, the next Virtual Sewing Retreat is on October 23 and 24. Just so you can have it on your calendars!
Well, I'm off to spin class this morning. I sure wish the cafe was open at the gym. Then I could get a protein shake once the class is over. I really need to get more protein in my body! I could make the shake when I get home, but it's complicated with the dogs, and I can't get to it until they are walked. Yes -- I could make them wait. Well, I'll get it figured out. I'll take some almonds to help this morning.
I was exhausted yesterday and required TWO naps during the day. That is so not like me. But this week was a tad stressful, and my body just said, "we need a nap, and we need it now!". Thankfully, I had the flexibility to do that. The stress levels are way down this morning, so that will help!
On that note, I'm out of here!
Have a super day!!!