To-Do Tuesday #46 Weekly Progress Update

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June 2020 OMG Finish

My June 2020 One Monthly Goal was to finish the Month 2 units as well to make the units for Months 3 and 4 of my Solstice quilt. I am doing the Monochromatic version of the Solstice Block of the Month program. People who know me well are shocked that I chose to use different colors of blue (with some silver for a Christmasy touch) rather than the turquoise colors featured in Rebecca Bryan’s mock-up. It was hard not to use turquoise, but the quilt will be displayed in a section of the house that has more blue Christmas decor, plus I had to venture at least slightly out of my comfort zone! I did get Months 2, 3, and 4 completed along with Month 5. Below is a pic of one each of all the units so far:

I am in the process of working on Month 6 of this BOM which I hope to finish up next week, and then I will be caught up, at least until July 17th when we get the instructions for Month 7!

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To-Do Tuesday #45 Weekly Progress Update

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To-Do Tuesday #43 Weekly Progress Update

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To-Do Tuesday #42 Weekly Progress Update

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June 2020 OMG

My June 2020 One Monthly Goal is to get Months 2, 3, and 4 completed for the 2020 Solstice Block of the Month project through Bryan House Quilts. I took a break from this project when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and all I wanted to do quilting-wise was easy piecing. But I’m starting to feel more like myself and decided I was ready to take on making some angled strip sets. Right now I’m in the middle of Month 2 of this BOM. Below is the pic that I took of my Month 1 units back in January that will be dispersed throughout the quilt.

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To-Do Tuesday #41 Weekly Progress Update

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May 2020 OMG Finish

My May 2020 One Monthly Goal was to finish my Blithe quilt top. Please see my May 2020 OMG post for details and the original inspiration for this quilt. There are two definitions for the word, “blithe.” It can mean to show a casual and cheerful indifference considered to callous or improper or the second definition is to be happy or joyous. My Blithe quilt is definitely meant to be happy and joyous with its riot of bright colors. If you check out the Blithe Pattern, you will see that I altered the pattern. The original dimensions were 54.5” X 72.5”, and my modified Blithe quilt top is 72.5” X 84.5”. You can see in the photo below that it fits very nicely on my full-size bed, and I will be keeping this bright and happy quilt for myself. I’m sending it out for long-arm quilting tomorrow.

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50 Years of Friendship Quilt

I recently finished a quilt for my friend, Jeanne, whom I have known for 50 years. We met in 6th Grade at Pioneer Elementary School in Sacramento, California. I was the maid of honor in her wedding when we were both 18, and since shortly after she got married, we’ve  lived in different states but have kept our friendship going despite the geographical distance.

 

I’ve been wanting to make the simple yet striking Diamonds in the Rough quilt for awhile (dimensions 52.5” x 64.5”). Also for the past two or three years, I’ve been thinking about making a quilt for my friend, Jeanne, who is a neonatal nurse practitioner who now trains other neonatal nurses. During this recent COVID-19 pandemic, she has been a “one woman sweat shop” making fabric masks for friends and colleagues. Jeanne gives so much to others, and she deserves something special for being the wonderful woman/mother/wife/friend that she is. So I decided to make a Diamonds in the Rough quilt for Jeanne using a favorite fabric collection, Alison Glass’ Handcrafted, that I’ve been saving for just the right project. The colors in this collection go with the harvest colors in Jeanne’s home. The name of this quilt is 50 Years of Friendship. Jeanne received this quilt last week and sent me this text along with a photo of it with her kitty, Cilla:

I received the most beautiful quilt from my dear friend Mary!💕 I love it!!! Celebrating 50 years of friendship … how thoughtful are you! Thank you, thank you!! I have it in my favorite comfy chair with my loyal study buddy of 15 years …

I’m submitting this quilt to the Hands2Help 2020 Caregivers Quilt Initiative. My friend, Jeanne, is a caregiver in every aspect of her life, and I am so happy to give back just a smidgeon of what she gives to others. Here’s a photo of Jeanne holding her grandson taken back in October that gives a wonderful visual depiction of how much she cares for others.

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