16 July, 2020

#2020PlanningParty: mid year check-in

2020 Mid Year Check In
Here we are, over halfway through 2020. Can you even believe it? This year has and still is one for the record. Albeit with slow progress, I am meeting some of my 2020 goals. Here they are:

1. Finish those WIPs and UFOs: so far, eight quilts completed. Stay tuned, as another is nearly completed and will be posted soon.

2. Due to COVID-19, 'have not ventured-out to meet more local quilters. I have read some about local quilting groups, though.

3. Sewing charity quilt blocks, none yet, but have sewn over twenty face masks for other people. Earlier this year, I did participate in the annual Hands 2 Help Comfort Quilt Challenge, and made one quilt for that event.

4. Meeting new blogging quilters, I have found some and follow their posts now. There are actually more out there than some people may think. Quilting is definitely not a dying art! As for visiting your blogs more often, I have been doing that as well. It really cheers me up.

5. Working on paper piecing skills, well, a little bit. My record LP pillow cover is paper pieced.

6. Learning new quilting designs: not yet. 'Still planning to, though.

*Visit the 2020 Mid Year Check-In Link Party- the post image above leads directly to it*

09 July, 2020

Celebrating Classic Blue!

This year, Pantone's® Color of the Year is Classic Blue. It's a dreamy color that's darker than royal blue, but not as dark as navy. Here is my quilt that features the closest color that I could find to Classic Blue. The pattern is designed by Christopher Thompson, and is titled Straight and Narrow. It's simplicity is so fresh and modern. The dark red and mustard yellow colors seem to be perfect low volume colors to complement the blue. I am also a huge fan of the pieced quilt backing. 'Kinda retro-looking, isn't it? Are you celebrating Classic Blue this year? Here are this little quilt's stats:

♦ dimensions: 36" square

♦ fabrics: various 100% cotton fabrics from my stash

♦ backing: pieced of all quilt top fabrics

♦ batting: Warm N' Natural©

♦ quilting: walking-foot diagonal lines, sewn in various directions, with matching thread colors

♦ binding: machine and hand-stitched, same blue as quilt

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2020: 8 ♥

01 July, 2020

H2H 2020 gift

I participated in the Hands 2 Help Comfort Quilt Challenge again this year, hosted by Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. The book pictured above is the sweet gift that was sent to me from Sue of: Sewing Magpie. Inside are so many pretty stitching projects! 'Already planning to make some of them for sure. The beige heart with the pearl trim is at the top of the to-do list. Thank you so much Sue. Sending thanks to Sarah for hosting the Challenge again this year.