When my oldest niece was about 3 years old, she and I were playing together and one of the phrases she used a lot at the time was, “This is this and that is that.” As I was trying to come up with a name for this post, that memory popped to mind and I thought that a little bit of this and that is really what I have to share today.
I was extremely honored to give a lecture for the Valley Modern Quilt Guild on Monday evening. Thankfully traffic was amazing and I was able to drive from my home to the meeting in 2 hours and it only took me 2 hours to drive home. I saw a snarl of rush hour LA traffic heading north on my drive south, so I was very grateful that traffic went so smoothly in the directions I was heading!
That being said, I still got home at basically 11pm on Monday night. By the time I unpacked and was able to relax enough to fall asleep, I definitely missed a few hours of sleep. I planned in a slow day for myself on Tuesday, and while I tried, sleeping in and taking a nap evaded me. So, note to my future self: remember to keep scheduling a down day after events for the future. And thank you, past self, for taking such good care of me. I appreciate it.
I am really looking forward to being back with the Valley MQG on Saturday for a Triangle Transparency workshop.
In other exciting workshop related news, QuiltCon registration for MQG members opened yesterday and my Sunday morning Transparency Quilt Design workshop is full. If you are on a waitlist for a workshop, definitely stay tuned. Things do change as the year progresses, and I really hope to get to see you in Nashville. If not, please have your program chair for your guild reach out and let’s see if we can arrange for me to teach in your local area!
Are you sewing along?
Angie from Gnome Angel is hosting another #100Days100Blocks challenge to piece all 100 blocks from Tula Pink’s City Sampler over 100 days this year. The event kicks off on July 7th (in your local time zone) and you can get all the details on Angie’s #100Days100Blocks2018 page.
Pattern Drop Firefly Quilt Along
Pattern Drop is about to start the Firefly Quilt Along (affiliate link). You don’t have to be a Pattern Drop Member to sew along; you can also purchase the pattern individually (affiliate link). Fireflies are such an iconic and memorable part of summer evenings from my childhood, and the pattern is really adorable.
Quilt Along Schedule
Week 1 – July 2-6: Cutting
Week 2 – July 9-13: Piecing the 1st 5 blocks
Week 3 – July 16-20: Piecing the 2nd 5 blocks
Week 4 – JulyÂ 23-27: Piecing the remaining 6 blocks
Week 5 – July 30-Aug 3: Piecing the quilt top
Week 6 – Aug 6-10: Catch up week
Week 7 – Aug 13-17: Quilting
Week 8 – Aug 20-24: Binding
Week 9 – Celebration and show and tell
Work in Progress
My goal for today will be to get this lovely version of Wayward Transparency loaded on my longarm and start quilting it. My friend dropped it off with me about a week and a half ago, and the color matched Aurifil order has arrived. Time to #QuiltTheLifeIntoIt!
What are you working on this week?