I'm not sure how I managed to get through yesterday, but I did. While I wish I had an extra day to get 100% prepped for today, I'm as prepared as I'll ever be, and it's going to be OK!
We had our FINAL class last night for the 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink.
I was determined to get my quilt top finished. Everything on the cutting table got put on the floor (in an orderly fashion), so I had space. It's great to have some SPACE to work in, and I must get that cutting table back in order. However, there is ZERO time this coming week. It's the final brutal work week of the year. I won't even tell you how many hours I'm scheduled to be on Zoom. And don't forget that next weekend is the Virtual Retreat, so the week will end well.
|Adding the final border to my Tula Pink quilt|
I'm going to share the finished (or almost finished) quilts or quilt tops with you. A few people are still working on their tops, and hopefully, one day, we'll get to see them.
Barb made the Gridlock version, and that gradation of color is pretty spectacular! She used white for the sashing and border. I know that she struggled a lot at the beginning, and then all of a sudden, she was on a roll! I'm so glad she persevered.
|The polka dot setting|
|The sashing for Maryke's blocks|
|Backing and binding for Monica's quilt|
|Pillowcase for Monica's quilt|
|Morgan's backing and binding|
|Sharon's quilt hot off the long arm|
It's almost like an optical illusion. The transition is so smooth that you don't see the change at all. That took some serious planning, and I know Wendy had trouble searching for fabric during the lockdown.
Wow -- isn't that super impressive?? I'm so thrilled with the results. It's incredible that everyone used the same blocks but came up with totally different quilts. This is one of the most compelling reasons to participate in one of these sew-along classes.
OH wait -- I forgot to show my quilt. I also used the gridlock setting, and those colors are vibrant! The binding will be black.
|My backing fabric|
I still have to make the backing and the binding, but I should quickly get that done during Monday sewing.
Well, those are super spectacular quilts, and I thank everyone who came to the class and worked through all 100 blocks. Hopefully, the handful of other quilts still in progress will get finished one day.
I know - I've been saying this for weeks, but it has to happen NOW, or it'll be too late! I hope to put the new quilt-a-longs for 2022 and the instructions for the signup on the blog on Monday morning.
I'm on Zoom for most of today, and then I have one more writing assignment to work on tomorrow, along with a couple more Zoom sessions.
Then the crazy week begins all over again! I can hardly wait!
We didn't get to see one of the quilts last night because the person doesn't have room on their phone for more pictures. AHA -- I know how to fix that. If anyone needs a tutorial for transferring photos off their phone - I know how to do that. Perhaps we need a Zoom class on that!!
On that note, it's time to get the day started.
Have a super day!!!