In which I show some things I’ve been working on and also talk about the new animal in my life. The blue and orange quilt is the Cy Star quilt from CornerCurveQuilts.com. The Summer Sampler is the 2020 pattern from SwimBikeQuilt.com or LeeHeinrichShop.com or FreshLemonsQuilts.com. The Grassy Creek Mystery Quilt is from QuiltvilleBlogspot.com. The quilting idea is called “Road Maps” from Helen Godden and can be found on YouTube.
In which I show two finished mini quilts – the reworked orchid mini from 2014 and a new Thanksgiving one – and the bits and pieces of three other projects – including the Grassy Creek mystery quilt, the Cy Star mystery quilt, and a leader/ender nine patch in green. Also, a lot of bitching and moaning about the weather and my job.
I feel like I sped talked through that video.
The pattern is Knitted Star from Lo and Behold Stitchery.
After I recorded this, I went upstairs to get ready to leave and promptly smashed a wine glass in the kitchen. And then I went to the spice store (for gochu garu) and then to a Chinese market (for sichuan peppers) and then to a hardware store (for a humidifer) and then to a grocery store (for milk and vinegar) and then to a drug store (that sells the laundry detergent I use) and then home. I don’t think I’ve been to so many stores in one day since I was a teenager hitting the mall circuit. My hands are sanitized to death.
I am very sorry for the lack of editing. I’ve been using Movie Maker for years, even though it’s no longer a supported program and I just had an update on my computer and when I tried to use MM it wouldn’t do ANYTHING. You could load the raw file in but as soon as you tried to edit it would give an error and if you tried to track down solutions it just sent you to a page saying that the program is no longer available for download and to use Windows Photos instead. Which program barely lets you edit… you can trim off from the beginning or end, but I can’t figure out anyway to take out useless chunks from the middle. I don’t want to have to learn “real” video editing software. I just want to cut out the ums and the shakey bits and I hope this short video doesn’t make you seasick.
Ugh. Anyway. Take care everyone! We’ve just gone back into deeper lockdown (various things are open, but many things are not. I’m not able to work from home, but if staff are able they’re required to do so and you’re not allowed to meet with anyone at all, unless you are a person who lives alone), which is a good thing as the old corona virus is running rampant through our province. (I mean… in the entire country, I think we have the third largest population, but our actual numbers per day are the highest. We’ve got the same/slightly higher numbers as Ontario and they’ve got triple our population. So. Our jackass premier has literally passed laws making it illegal to protest for virtually anything, including by taking strike action, without getting permission from the government, but he’s still letting other no-mask jackasses protest without ticketing or jailing them, so you can take a good guess what kind of fool is in charge right now. ANYWAY.)
(Ugh. Drunk recording? Meant to say I’m using my phone because my camera battery is dead…)
I did not plan to make a video today, so please excuse the general look of couldn’t-be-bothered vagrant. The pumpkin quilt is called Pick of the Patch and is designed by Chelsi Stratton. I found the pattern in Issue 166 of the American Patchwork & Quilting The Maker Issue magazine.
I made the still a (not great) Instagram shot of the quilt top I show in the video. So in short: