TTMT Video

TTMT #561 – That was fun!

In which I talk a little bit about Quiltcon and a whole lot about what I worked on over the last week.

We walked around and around and around Quiltcon and enjoyed all the fabulous quilts, the vendors, and each other’s company. The charity quilts were by far my favorites. I might be a bit biased because: A) charity quilts! and B) I saw quite a few of my text fonts floating around out there.

I neglected to say that Jennifer R brought TWO BAGS of Linus quilts she’d quilted, one bag from tops I’d given her to quilt from Linus and the other bag full of her quilts to donate as well as one from Laura from Fandom in Stitches. I’ll absolutely do a show and tell of those quilts soon! If you need a long arm quilter, she is AMAZING.

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10 thoughts on “TTMT #561 – That was fun!

  1. Oh my I’m feeling all the feels with your Andy story. How completely wonderful! He turned out so ridiculously cute! You will think of Grandma every time you see him. ❤️

    QuiltCon was lovely! Lots of circular walking 🤣

    I always remember her birthday because it’s my husband’s birthday as well. He is turning the big 50 this year 👀

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    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who was having Andy feels! I had that pattern for so long I had completely forgotten about it.

      We have to figure out a way to see each other more than once a quarter. Quiltcon was so fun just to hang out and chat. A mall for quilters. 😛

      Ah, happy birthday to Bob, too!

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  2. Oh my goodness, what a sweet story about the Raggedy Andy doll and pattern! I nearly cried. Your Grandma was most certainly there. 🙂

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  3. What a sweet story about the Andy doll! What a lucky find.. must feel a little like fate that you rescued that doll way back when.

    The quilt top is really great… it was neat watching your progression on Instagram as you were putting the blocks together.

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    1. It really was a very kizmet sort of moment when I remembered having the pattern and realizing it was exactly what I needed.

      I’ve had several people ask me to share how I put together orphan block quilts, so I’ve been trying to be better about documenting the process. What is hard to show is how I actually sort them, which really jump starts the whole process. I might have to do a video to explain…

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  4. Your Andy story is just so special in many ways. Not only did Andy reunite you with your grandmother, he also reminded you of the importance of doing something “just for me” occasionally. I think that most of us (crafters, mothers, women) get so caught up in doing for others, we often forget to do for ourselves. Those “just for me” times are rejuvenating.

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  5. OMG lady way to make me cry. What an amazing story, and how wonderful that all came together. Just… *sniffs* Seriously I cannot stop tearing up. Andy is so sweet. And maybe he does need a sister. And didn’t he have a dog? A scotty dog or something? I’m just sayin’ lol. I still have my mom’s and some of her mom’s patterns that my mom kept. I can’t bring myself to part with them, and they don’t take up much room. I keep all those older patterns in my mom’s ugly blue plastic portable pattern carrying case, lol.

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    1. Aw, I didn’t mean to make you cry! I kept my Andy project a bit quiet because I really wanted to explain and wasn’t sure how to do it. You should have heard the noise I made when I was searching online and had the lightbulb “omg, I HAVE THAT PATTERN” moment! And yeah, he did have a dog! I showed a certain someone one of the picture books at the library because she was unfamiliar. This is the only pattern I have that was my grandmother’s and only one of a few things I have from her, one if which is a quilt.

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