Monday, January 7, 2019

Make-A-List Monday - Back to the Real World....

Hi, all!

Wow - it's tougher coming back to the real world than I thought it would be!  We spent a wonderful ten days in Hawaii celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary - the weather was fabulous just for us!  There is nothing better in mid-winter than a long stretch of sun-filled, beautifully warm days.  I do feel rejuvenated - but the jet lag is still wreaking havoc with my sleep schedule.  Let's hope I can stay awake long enough to get this posted!!


OK, so I didn't have a list last week, so nothing to recap there.  But before I set out my plans for this week, I have a favor to ask.  


See this quilt?  I found a picture of it on Pinterest, and I'm thinking about making a variation for this year's pre-H2H quilt-along series. BUT I don't know if it's someone else's pattern or not!  I can back-engineer it easily, but don't want to step on anyone's toes.  So if you recognize it as someone's pattern, or can point me in a likely direction, can you please give me some info?  Just leave it in the comments.

Ok, now let's see what is on tap for this week...

1.  Deep cleaning in the studio.

2.  Bind a ministry quilt.

3.  Quilt at least one ministry quilt.

4.  Work on designs for the Rockin' Rectangles quilt-along (coming soon!)

5.  Work on prototypes for the quilt-along.

6.  Choose new goals for Scrap Attack 2019.

7.  Write a special blog post for a friend.

8.  Put away Christmas!

9.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.

I'm sure there are other things that will come up, and the good Lord knows I could deep clean my studio for a month and still have more to do... but at least I'm making a start!  


For instance, I took the old plastic shelving unit out of this closet and replaced it with a wire shelving unit that I had stashed in the attic.  Being able to see everything in the closet without the solid shelves blocking the view makes it all look so much nicer!


And this abomination is my strings hamper.  I've started pulling the strings out, pressing them and folding them into a storage tub.  Hopefully I'll be able to use them more easily after that!  I've been working on it off and on for a couple of days now (ok, more off than on, but still!) and haven't made much of a dent in the hamper.  They are really packed in there!

And of course, it's time to start looking forward to QuiltCon 2019, which is going to be in Nashville, TN, my "backyard", so to speak! I've been trying to come up with a pin to swap with the other quilters - that was a fun part of QuiltCon 2017, and I want to be able to participate this time around!  Here's what I'm looking at right now...

What do you think? And will you be at QuiltCon too?  If so, I'd love to meet up with you!  Let me know in the comments (leave your email address if I don't already communicate with you that way!) and I'll get in touch to see what we can work out!

And now, my question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?

Hugs!

Sarah

24 comments:

  1. Welcome back!! Re-entry is VERY difficult. You'll deal with it just fine, I'm sure. LOVE that pre-H2H contender! Can't help with a pattern source. I'm working on my RED scraps for the RSC this week.

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  2. I think this is the quilt pattern. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/link-to-the-30s-kay-connors/1115466394/2660796865863?st=PLA&sid=BNB_New+Marketplace+Shopping+Books&sourceId=PLAGoNA&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Google_c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI79iatKjd3wIVUbbACh01Dw26EAkYASABEgKdQfD_BwE

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  3. I think the pattern is this quilt by Maywood Studio for Coastal Chic Batiks https://d1nvdmt0osh3cv.cloudfront.net/media/stash-item/image/c/o/coastal_chic_batik_quilt_free_pattern.jpg

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  4. I will be at QuiltCon again this year. Missed last year in Pasadena, so I’m looking forward to being back. I’m going to stay with a friend. She’s a member of the local modern quilt guild which is co-sponsoring the event. I understand if you’ll be too busy to meet me, since we met up in Savannah, but if it works out, it’d be fun to see you again.

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  5. Welcome back! Good luck with tackling your string hamper. That's been my first sewing challenge for the year. (My other is to get 67 quilt top UFOs quilted - hahaha, as if). I've made 40 string blocks so far and once I hit 48 I will be putting that aside for a while. I love the mindlessness of them but they do get monotonous. And the strings never go away!

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  6. The pattern is a variation of the Chain Link block - not sure if there is a copyright, but you can find it here https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/chain-link-quilt-block.html

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    1. You are spot on! From what I read on the site it is for personal use with some limitations for guilds and teachers. MUCH more info on the website.

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    2. Hello from Perth Western Australia !
      Thank you for helping me decide what quilt to make next !
      A chain link quilt.
      Happy sewing ��

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  7. Welcome home! You were missed. That's a lovely quilt, look forward to seeing what you come up with. Have a great stitching week!

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  8. It's always harder to adjust after jet lag on the way home!
    I'm glad it was a wonderful trip!

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  9. It looks similar to Simplify by Cluck Cluck Sew. http://cluckclucksew.com/2018/06/simplify.html

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  10. I'm jet lagged, too and I wish it was from Hawaii! Your pin looks great, very bright and fun. This week I'm concentrating hard on making a new lap quilt for my Dad who is in nursing care. He's been using and loving a Christmas quilt, but needs something less seasonal now. It's good to have a goal and to be able to help in this concrete way!

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  11. 1. Train panel quilt for the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum's gift shop, 2. Blouses for my sister, and 3. Colostomy covers for my niece's participation in a Crohn's & Colitis Foundation fundraising race. Her name is Jeanette Vogt and she's part of the Crohn's & Colitis Team Challenge San Diego.

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  12. The pattern is a Chinese Puzzle, I think. I drooled over it for years, from Beth Gutcheon's book (showing lots of old patterns). The haphazard color way of you one you showed is great. Better than the way I would make it - monochromatic blocks in Rainbow Scrap Challenge style. Good luck with it. Looks difficult with all those different shapes and sizes.
    Hugs

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  13. Sorry, it's not Chinese Puzzle. I went to Quilter's Cache to confirm - and it isn't.
    Wish I could help.
    Hugs

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  14. The mystery sol ed I think the pattern is called simply woven and you will find it on Moda bake shop

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  15. Hawaii is so beautiful and lovely to visit - Happy 40th! What a milestone. Enjoy Quilt-Con!

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  16. I started a job, so I'm just trying to find some time to stitch. As you can tell, I'm behind on blog reading, too.

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  17. Thanks for the inspiration! I just love.Love.LOVE that pinned quilt! Thanks to Vroomans' Quilts for finding the source. I have already started cutting. LOL

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  18. I believe the pattern is from the book Links to the '30s by Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine. It's from That Patchwork Place. Check out this post:

    https://patchworknplay.blogspot.com/2014/06/shelburne-tartan.html

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  19. Simply Woven on Moda's Bake Shop!

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  20. I wish I could go to Quiltcon this year. Maybe some day.

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  21. Per Pinterest, it is Shelburne Tartan. Might be a pattern.

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  22. It is in the Link to the 30's book.
    Another quilt is here - https://patchworknplay.blogspot.com/2014/06/shelburne-tartan.html

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