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.
Sep 22, 2019: What a Day!!! For 2 months now, I've know that Evie loves purple and unicorns. I learned today that is not all. She also likes Narwhals (had to look that up) and dolphins. I showed her all the purples and pinks I had. One she definitely DID NOT like. One fabric, when she saw it, lit her up like a Christmas tree--the purple dogwood batik I bought for the coverlet quilts. Sumira will help her select exactly what she wants. She said, with no prompting at all ... put a unicorn in the middle with this around it (border). Doubt that will work but perhaps as the backing for when/if she outgrows unicorns. She also told me she wants all of her favorites in the quilt (panels in memory quilt type layout). Hmmm. WIll be fun to see what this narrows down to...what she chooses. I'll be making renditions of all of these to show her & see what shakes out. Sep 25: Received her selection. Sep 26: Ordered the kit. Backing is my selection. Oct 02: The fabrics are all here. Dec 03: I have decided to try to make this & Blakley's quilts by Christmas. Dec 05: Pre-washed fabrics along with Blakley's. Dec 15: Ready to start. Got familiar with the instructions & fabrics...what goes where. Separated the panels. Dec 16: Decided to Best Press the panel fabrics before cutting (9.5"x11"). Helped a lot. 16 panels are ready to sew. Dec 17: The backing is ready. I fused the Pellon SF101 100% cotton interfacing to the rayon. It did nicely. No longer too slinky to quilt. Dec 18: Adding frames to panels. Dec 19: All panels are framed. Cut the rest of the fabric into squares, triangles & rectangles that will compose the sashing. Dec 25: Still working with 68 sets of small triangles working them into squares. Dec 31: No more triangles. Now squares. Jan 02-03: Piecing the rows. Jan 04: Combined the rows & sashing. Center is done. Made the complex borders. Will attach tomorrow. Jan 05: Borders are on. Quilt top is finished.
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.
Jul 11: Greg has been working on my driveway lately. Today I met his granddaughter,Talin, who loves all things owls. I ordered this & one other owls panels for her back on June 12 to round out an order of white stars on navy for 15 Stars. Jul 13: Created the EQ7 rendition. Jul 14: Ordered the fabric. Jul 17: Fabrics are here. Jul 18: Backing is pre-washed. Jul 19: Everything is pre-washed. Jul 20: Pieced. Decided not to use the 2nd panel on the back. Jul 26: Gave Talin the panel I didn't use in her quilt. Dec 30: I did some overlays from which Talin selected Kindling for her longarm pattern.
Jul 11: Greg has been working on my driveway lately. Today I met his granddaughter, Alana, who loves all things monkeys. When she saw the bananas fabric, she was hooked. I decided to go with a twister quilt using all the coordinating fabrics. Pre-ordered the layer cake expected in late September. Created the EQ7 Rendition. Ordered the fabric for the outer border & backing. Sure hope it coordinates nicely. Jul 16: Teal backing/border is here. Jul 18: Pre-washed teal backing/border. Nov 23: Alana came over to plan her quilt layout. Jan 06-07, 2020: Step 1. Jan 08-13: Working on Step 2 - cutting pinwheels. Step 2 is done. Just need to add a border and prep the backing. Jan 16: Border is on. Quilt top is finished.