This is the time for everyone to report in for their actions of the third week of the March-A-Long.
For those new to the blog, this is a 15 minute per day challenge where YOU (and I) attempt to do some ‘quilty stuff’ each day.
You can chose to use my daily format for reporting in, or just give a general synopsis. Did you make your goals for the week?
Comment below or use the inlinkz tool below. I will leave links open until the end of March. If you have a March A Long blog post, link it below.
As you may have noticed there was no podcast the last two Sundays, unlike my original plan, we’re just going to have to have march a long at the end of the month. Or maybe tomorrow and the last week. SO busy this week! Slept in MANY hours today, and I still feel like I need to rest.
The past week things were much more social than I ever expected, but also much more fun than sitting at home by myself. Today has been a chill out day for me to recoup. Hopefully I won’t also need tomorrow to recoup too.
For each week that you participate in the March A Long, I will put your name in a drawing to receive at least Leah Day’s beginning Free Motion Quilt book patterns called from Daisy to Paisley. This drawing will be done at the end of the month and may include more things, such as charm packs or other quilty items yet to be determined.
I’m counting the week from Sunday through Saturday. How was your third quilty week? Here’s mine.
March-A-Long Week 3 – Scientific Quilter
Sunday, I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. At the end of the day I folded two different papers I made for paper piecing. I did make an effort, but only worked about 5 minutes towards anything quilty, except to put out the blog post at the end of the day surrendering any further progress.
Monday, being my birthday, was also a bust when it came to quilting. I DID however, go on a “birthday walk” and I did however, eat my very first Japanese dinner cooked in front of me. The chef was very animated and kept calling me “pretty lady”. Joking around with him was also a lot of fun. Maybe I need to make a Japanese inspired quilt, based on his performance.
Tuesday was the big day that my dad & brother came to town. As soon as I got home (had to really work to leave on time) we went to a downtown adventure of catching up with family even when there were big puffy flakes of snow coming down. Pizza, window shopping, and later in the day ice cream. So no quilting this day either. I think the AM I may have laid out some aqua and pink fabrics to use for one of my hexadaisy quilt patterns. Or maybe this was Monday afternoon??
Wednesday was my only day “at home” but I used that cooking. I also started collecting my quilting things to go on a “small trip” for the next two days, and I picked out the fabrics I wanted to use for my 2nd hexadaisy quilt.
Thursday, I visited my close by friend which we try to meet once a month. I love having a sewing day on a schedule, even on an otherwise busy week, and I am pretty sure she needed distraction from things going on, on her end. I started cutting down the fabrics for my multicolored hexadaisy quilt to manageable pieces (prior to paper piecing). I also determined on this day which seams were dark and light, drew out my color map for the hexadaisy project, and actually sewed a few seams down for some of the red blocks for the hexadaisy quilt.
Friday, Jackie & I were able to meet for the afternoon for a day of
sewing talking about sewing and trying to sew some things. Actually this was quite out of the ordinary, but also quite familiar at the same time. It was nice meeting a new / old friend who there is enough familiarity and also enough strangeness to ask each other about their lives still. We showed off our stuff, ate, discussed many things, and she showed me how to use an embellisher. So I made a needle book (picture below). Also very fun & new. Total quilting time was probably not as much as food time or chatting time, but if there’s a next time, which I hope there will be, there will probably be less setting up time involved. :) But also this was very fun time even when not sewing directly on projects!
Saturday, well before I posted I actually wanted to sew a few things, so I worked on the hexadaisy paper pieces, I have almost all of the red based blocks done, most of the orange blocks done, and am starting on the yellow blocks. This is going faster today as I have my groove or am better at finding it today.
Here are a few photos of this week’s progress and things I’ve been doing. The needle book is purple with red purple corners, but the color isn’t turning out very well in the photo below.
Now here’s a chance to inLinkz for the third week of March.