My Self-Isolation Goal
My current world view hasn't changed much. I live in a house in the woods in southwestern New Hampshire. My husband and I can perfectly content to stay home and do what we do. For me that is quilting. We have restricted our outings to picking up mail at the post office and groceries at the market in town (about 1.5 miles) or the Super Walmart (about 5 miles). The next closest place is 10 miles away and is a small locally owned grocery store.
So what does that have to do with my goal? Well, I'm not going to friends' houses to sew once or twice a week and I'm not attending any retreats (4 have been cancelled). So I am stuck at home like everyone else. As I looked around my sewing space I decided I needed to get some quilts done. Not just the top finished which is my usual completion point but quilted and bound.
I have probably 30 tops that are waiting to be finished. That is probably a low estimate. I'll know more in a few days as I go through and find all the small ones I have to quilt. The natural result of this situation is to finish some of them. Since many of them are small I decided to try to finish 1 per day. A couple of them are patterns I am testing for The Quilt Pattern Magazine (www.quiltpatternmagazine.com). I won't be able to show pictures of those until they are published.
So here are my finishes so far.
If you hover your mouse over a picture a caption will come up to tell you the name of the pattern or source. The first 3 are from Moda Frivol boxes from 2015 or there abouts. These I have pieced and finished. There were already cut out. The bottom 3 were completed tops. The first 2 are from the book Fat Quarter Baby. The last is from the book Fat Quarter Style. I will update the captions after I look up the names for the tiara and the patriotic quilts.
Well, if I'm going to make my goal of a finish a day, I'd better go get busy. You might wonder how I am quilting all of these so quickly. That is for another post.
Stay safe and see you again soon.