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TTMT #283 – jewells68 – October 9, 2018 – Dead and Gone

Well, finally, the Grateful Dead commission quilt is done and out of my hands. No more big quilts for a while. Small quilts for me for now. Meanwhile I’ll finish weave in the ends of my granny square blanket so I can turn it in this weekend at Project Linus. And work on my mystery quilt blocks!

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TTMT #282 – jewells68 – October 3, 2018 – The Body in the Library

In which I show very little crafts but an awesome souvenir. And, of course, (briefly) discuss the TTMT block swap.

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TTMT #280 – jewells68 – September 13, 2018 – Dead Again

I cut a ton out of this but it’s still got some ummmmmms. Sorry about that and any jumpy cuts. Commission quilt is about to get under way. I also talk about the TTMT Swap blocks and stuff I bought at Hip Stitch. And damn, you can really see how grey my hair is getting, what the heck is up with that???

Also I think I may have used this title before but oh well, I’m too tired to check, lol.


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Fleece Fail

Somehow Tuesday came and went and I never got around to making a video. But that’s ok as I don’t have anything to show anyway. You may remember my sister and b-i-l are in the area in their rv for the summer, and they have had to sign a longer lease than planned at the rv park because my b-i-l was just diagnosed with a form of oral cancer, and is about to start radiation and chemotherapy. They will likely be here til xmas, maybe the end of the year. This past week I was trying to make a self-binding fleece blanket for him to have on hand for his treatments, using this tutorial but it came out super wonky. So I ripped out all the seams and now have two pieces of fleece that I can’t really use for an adult man once I trim them back to a rectangle, so I’ve decided to trim them down and use them for linus blankets. I need to turn in 3 in August if I want to be caught up so I may try using them as backing for a couple quilts if I can piece something together fairly quickly. Depending on how big the largest piece of fleece is after I trim it down, maybe I can use it for a throw for him, I don’t know. So that’s the plan this weekend.

In other news, I’ve agreed to a quilt commission, which I have never done before, for a coworker, but he goes out of his way to do things for me, so I agreed to this for him as long as he promised not to tell everyone I agreed to do it, lol. I don’t want people asking me to make things for them. Also he didn’t blink an eye when I told him how much it would cost just for materials and I said add another $100 on there for labor. And I know he will pay me. That can’t be said for many people I work with, lol. It’s a simplified version of Jay’s quilt. Different panel, no border, and instead of the “rainbow herb” he wants this colorway on the back (the rest of the back and binding will likely be scrappy black or green fabrics from my stash). My LQS has it in stock so I used their price in the estimate I gave him. I’m going to order black batting if the LQS doesn’t carry it, since both front and back are black, so that will be my first time using that as well.

That’s what I’ve been up to. I haven’t watched any videos yet but I will soon. Take care and talk to you next Tuesday!