Sep 22, 2019: What a Day!!! I asked Blakley to think about something that made her feel peaceful, happy, safe...something along that line. She came back after thinking about and asked for beach fabrics because of the way the beach makes her feel. At once, I thought of the Sea Cottage fabrics I had left from Dad's Gift to Caroline. She loved them. I showed all sorts of ways we could use the fabric. After looking at all them, she had me go back to Easy Peasy Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt. I can do a rendition in no time when I get a moment after my deadlines this month. Sep 24: I found some fabric and posted it on the dot screen. Sep 25: Blakley emailed me complete with pictures. "Hi, this is Blakley. I have picked out a couple quilt squares that I like on e-quilter. Can you incorporate these in to the quilt with the color square we talked about when you were here(the first picture in the email). Also can you make the backing the first the beach is my happy place for my backing (second picture in the email) please? Thank you so much! Blakley Mathieson Yes, I can...almost. The peebles fabric is sold out. It didn't look so good anyway. I am showing several options here that I think look awesome. Sep 26: Fabric is ordered. At Samira's insistence that it is what Blakley wants, the backing will be 6 panels. I ordered some of the seashore mix. The peebles sold out from under us. If Blakley really wants them, I can get a yard on eBay with an inflated shipping cost. Oct 02: All the fabrics are here. Well, almost. The vendor sent me the wrong fabric--no footprints. I have re-ordered. Oct 03: The panel came in. In fact 6 panels came in because Samira knew Blakley wanted only panels on the back. Turns out she did not want that at all. Panels, anyone? This quilt is going to be so gorgeous, so special, if I do say so myself. I love it. In fact, I have some fabric I am going to use to make the same Easy Peasy quilt. Oct 12: Replacement Footprints in the Sand fabric finally got here. Dec 03: I have decided to try to make this & Evie's quilt by Christmas. Dec 05: Pre-washing new fabrics. Sea Cottage fabrics are already pre-washed. Dec 06: Made the backing - a quilt in itself. Dec 08: Sea Cottage blocks are ready to sew. Planning the layout. Had to size down to 8" blocks from 9" blocks so more blocks needed. Dec 09: Planning the layout. Dec 10: Layout is planned. Made the 1st nine patch. Dec 11: Will cut & resew 1st nine-patch before making other nine patches then proceed from there. Aligning seams for chain piecing. Dec 12: Chain piecing remaining 9-patches. Dec 13: Longarming another quilt. Intelliquilter longarm computer is down. Dec 14: Drive wheels worn out beyond repair. Ordered & waiting for new ones. Rows are together. Just need to join them to each other to finish the quilt top. Dec 15: Joining the rows. Quilt top is finished. Top & back are ready to longarm. Will do a few overlays of patterns. Turned out that the top is as soft & quiet as the back is bold & colorful. Really is 2 quilts with 2 different moods in one. Apr 28: Prepped & loaded. Quilting. May 10: Quilted. May 19: Bound.
May 08: Joe works at the neighborhood Dollar General. During this Covid-19 crisis, that often means double shifts and time only to sleep. This quilt is his thank you for a job well done. The retro backing is not available but hopefully will be come football season. Everything else is ordered. May 19: After waiting 10 days, Fabric.com sent an email that the black flannel was not available. A first. May 20: Ordered some Kaufman Yellow flannel hoping it might be a better match than the Citrus. Still looking for some retro fabric & notice there are shysters trying to sell small pieces for a huge price. Also ordered some black on Etsy. Jun 01-02: Pre-washed flannels. Jun 05: Cutting. Jun 07: Finished Redskins blocks. Jun 08: Working on 9-patch blocks. Jun 10: All blocks are done. Jun 11: Rows are done. Center is done. Next 3", 2" & 4" borders. Jun 12: Quilt top is done. Need backing fabric and binding. Aug 24: Ordered the backing. Not what we wanted but only option available. Sep 05: Backing is here. Sep 07: Pre-washed ready to piece. Oct 19: Make the backing. Oct 21-22: Loading. Oct 22: Programmed.
Jul 28, 2019: Picked up the jelly rolls Saturday at Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop. Googled for a 2-color strip quilt project and found Cozy Quilt "Glory." It makes a rather large on-point quilt but I prefer the horizontal layout. It is a bit of piecing but the kind that goes fast (not). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjNmZkIN4nY May 07, 2020: Eddie Gomez is here very much wanting a quilt. The one he seems most interested in is a RWB so I am doing a modification of Glory. I will know soon enough how tedious this really is. Lots of 9-patches & sashing with cornerstones shouldn't be too bad. May 08: Fabric ordered. May 16: Started piecing the 6"x6" 9-patches. May 22: 8"x8" blocks are together. Planning the layout. May 23: Rows are together. May 27: Center is together. Borders next. Waiting on striped border fabric. July 07: Vendor refunded the border fabric cost--couldn't fill the order. July 08: Decided to leave off the border & bind with the white--i.e. Shimmer Radiance. Quilt will still be large enough. Ordered the bit of needed fabric. Sep 23: Working on the backing. Oct 18: Backing is done. Loaded. Oct 19: Quilted. Oct 20: Binding attached. OIct 21: Clipping the binding.,