#1 - Laina's First Quilt!My granddaughter is making a quilt for the CQA Youth Challenge. The theme of the challenge is "My favourite game or sport".
The challenge allows any kind of quilt, as long as the theme and challenge fabric are represented. Laina decided on an art quilt. (An ART quilt! Atta girl!!!)
After tossing around a number of ideas, she came up with a concept she likes. I am her teacher as she learns the tools, but she is definitely in charge of her project!
|Working with the challenge fabric.|
She was quick to reject fabric she didn't like, and absolutely certain about the ones she chose. Was I that self assured at her age? Maybe.
|Making choices was easy for Laina. The dotty bit is the challenge fabric.|
She's very focused, and her top went together quickly. In fact, next week it goes under the needle.
Laina is going to learn how to longarm!
My grandson also wants to make a quilt for the challenge. Once Laina is done, he will have his turn. He wasn't as quick to come up with a plan, but by the time she's done, he should be ready.
#2 - Cushion covers and pot holders - with no particular deadline, BUT with a (patiently) waiting client.
These have been nagging at my brain since early summer, and have been pieced for at least a month. Why, oh, why did the thought of quilting these seem like such a chore??? Oh, brain, you are a mysterious creature.
|Doing the job took far less energy than thinking about it!|
#3 - Brynne's Scrappy Quilt!
My part is done and I'm ready for Brynne's next visit!
She is working on ears. I got the butts. Yup, it's a glamorous life for me!
|(Click here to meet Brynne and learn more about this project)|
#4 - Paper-piecing class samples.
This has been on my radar for months. It's exhausting to think about something for so long without taking action! Happily, I've now made samples that illustrate various stages of the process, and it's finally time to check this puppy off the list!
#5 - A particular custom quilt that needed a plan...
Ideas have been rolling around in my brain since a special wedding quilt arrived about a month ago, but nothing seemed quite right. Today, as I was doodling for something completely different, a solution popped into my head! Needless to say, I dropped everything and loaded the quilt! (Picture not shown - later, I promise!)
|When work doesn't look like work!|
#6 - Samples for upcoming Professional Development workshops.
Nothing exciting to show yet, but the doodling is part of it! Even baby steps toward completion are better than standing still.
Linking up with:
Monday Making, at Love, Laugh, Quilt
Linky Tuesday, at Freemotion by the River (Where I just discovered I'm featured! Thanks, Connie!)
Fabric Tuesday, at Quilt Story
Try, Learn, & Grow!
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