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To-Do for the week of June 15th-21st:
- Make one Fancy Fox block. √Done
Take two workshops through the online Vermont Quilt Festival. They were Storm at Seas: No More Tears Paper Piecing with David Sirota and Vintage Quilt Revival with Giuseppe Ribaudo (AKA Giucy Giuce). √Done
- Make more Positivity blocks. √Done
On Friday I made my first Fancy Fox block for the Quilted Connections 1st Annual Spectacular Summer Sew-Along. This sew-along is to make Elizabeth Hartman quilts and other projects of our own choice and share at least one block per week. I made some Fancy Foxes five years ago that I eventually sewed into a modified Fancy Forest quilt for my sister-in-law Sharon (see second photo below). I’m making another version of this modified quilt, so get ready to see a lot of Elizabeth Hartman’s cute animals and a couple whimsical thistle flowers in the next couple months.
I really enjoyed the two workshops I took through the Vermont Quilt Festival. I’ve wanted to make a Storm at Seas quilt for several years, and it was fun to learn another paper piecing method that does not involve ripping papers from the finished blocks. Dave’s method is similar to freezer paper piecing, but templates are printed on vellum paper rather than freezer paper. It was also super cool to learn his tip for matching points that involves using dental floss. Check out his How to Match Perfect Points video. I’ve sewn some units together for a portion of 30″ square wall-hanging:
Vintage Quilt Revival was a process-oriented workshop that incorporated modern design features while maintaining and appreciating elements of traditional quilting. The quilt I plan to redesign is a quilt made for me by my mom in the 1980s. While it is not my current quilting ascetic, there are many aspects of this quilt that I think are striking. The number one feature I want to include in my rendition of my mom’s quilt is the repeating diagonal stripe.
I made more Positivity blocks this past week and will share a pic of them in my June 2021 OMG post later this week.
To-Do for the week of June 22nd-28th:
- Quilt minimally and bind rainbow Sashiko squares to make into mug rugs for my cousins.
- Make another Fancy Fox block.
- Work on Positivity quilt.
- Make more Storm at Sea units.
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