It’s been kind of a crazy roller coaster the last few days, including having to order an unplanned new fridge Sunday morning. We weren’t expecting them to be able to deliver it so quickly (TODAY) so sunday was spent in a frantic bit of moving the old fridge and furniture to make it easier to get it out and the new one in, and also clean in the corner the fridge calls home. So and right now the Project Room (and my back and my brain!) are in utter chaos, and I probably won’t record a video this week. However, I can update you on the Memorial Quilt for my friend DeAnn. I finished piecing the top, but the 12″ solid pink squares just really bug me, being so big and empty, so I decided to do some hand embroidery in them. Nothing super fancy, just some lyrics from a song by her all time favorite artist that also seems appropriate for what this quilt represents.
That’s what’s up here in Burque*
*Burque: Slang/abbreviation for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Thought to have originated from the original spelling of the city “Alburquerque”, which was named for the city in Spain. Pronounced Boor-keh
I originally planned to insert this into a video I would record today, but have decided in the interest of time (mostly MY time, lol) I would just use this footage from Friday, in which you’ll see the finished Red work/Bluework quilt for Project Linus, washed and ready to turn in, which I did this past Saturday. I’m right on track for my annual Project Linus goal of 12 for the year… 7th month – 7th quilt.
Thanks for watching and see you next week!
In which you see the beginnings of a special memorial quilt I’m working on while I blather on about basting with pool noodles and my dedication to imperfection. Cheers!
In which I talk about what’s currently in progress. Mostly prepwork for the memorial quilt. Sadly, after filming, I went on to screw up the cutting of the scarf fabric so that now I’m going to have to piece my borders or use a different border fabric. This is why I mostly work on projects in the morning! My brain…. it not work so goodly at the end of the day.
In this video I show my 3rd, count ’em, THIRD Project Linus quilt top I have completed since the June meeting. Go me! Made from 2 panels, one donated space book panel called “wonders of the night sky” and one Stonehenge solar system panel I purchased. See you in July!
I’ve been piecing piecing piecing! And Cutting Cutting Cutting! And now that I have a new-to-me extension table for my grandquilter I hope soon to be quilting quilting quilting. Camera cut off while I was filming and it took me a while to notice, and I decided to just edit what I had rather than film again tomorrow.
Well I’m late, but I did manage to record a video this morning and am just now getting around to uploading it. And I’ll apologize in advance… it’s a long one! I am currently in a timeout because of bringing home too many donations from my Project Linus meeting this weekend. So pour yourself a glass of wine or whatever potion you prefer… put your feet up and listen to the rambles of Jewells.