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?
13 thoughts on “A little of this and that…”
Two hours each way? You are a hardened traveller! I dread to think what it would have been like if you had been stuck in that peak-hour traffic.
The fireflies are so cute!
I am working on the Tula Pink 100 block sampler and am on block 70. I am making it in shades of yellows, greens, blues, purples, and grays. Each block will have at least one Tula Pink fabric in it and complimentary solids. Whew….I am on block 70!
That is so awesome that your QuiltCon class is full! All the classes filled up super fast. I’m excited to see you and many others I’ve met on line…finally! Sleeping in! What a concept! I can’t remember the last time that happened to me. Traveling can take a toll on us and a rest day afterwards is a great way to recharge!
I would really love to see you at my local guild and I’ve already mentioned you to my programs chair! (Our guild is pretty traditional though so I’m crossing my fingers …) I’ve already started on my Tula Pink Sampler, I’m actually doing 2 quilts!
Congratulations on your QuiltCon workshop. I’d really love to see how you quilt this wayward transparency.
I get it when you say you need to settle down before going to bed – after a long evening and all that driving your mind is wound up. Very wise to build in some slow time around events like that. I am so happy you are teaching more now – that is really cool. Looking forward to hearing how your 2019 QuiltCon experience is. How many people do they put in a class?
Hello Yvonne; I am always thrilled for you when you talk about one of your new teaching events. Your marvelous talents continue to spread and more and more quilters want to know more! I used to love to travel, just not in large cities, but on the open roads where it took you two hours from one town to even see anything but nature and a few semi-trucks before you came upon the next town 2 hours later. LOL. That was when I lived and grew up driving in Wyoming. I just thought you would enjoy that and get a little giggle. Have a blast with the new 100 Block quilt along. It sounds like it will be a fun quilt to make. I also want to say that I really like the fabrics that your friend chose for the Wayward Transparancy quilt. I hope you share pictures of it after you have quilted it. Thank you for sharing and have a fabulous day!
I’m glad your lecture went so well 🙂 2 hour drives are pretty normal for us…Newfoundland is so spread out that visiting family means 2-3 hours each way and any shopping other than the local grocery store is the same. We never have to deal with traffic jams though! As for what I’m working on, I’m trying to survive the last week of school before summer break, which means loads of extra stuff going on in the evenings, plus I’ve been sick (though I’m finally recovering) and trying to squeeze in sewing and quilt photography in any spare moments I can find.
That’s a handy saying – I like it a lot. I’m glad your talk went well and your class is full, keep up the good work! Also, thanks for the reminder on the previous post: I am just about to back everything up.
I really enjoyed seeing your quilting work on that Wayward Transparency quilt! So yum! (Also, who knew I could like a brown quilt?) 🙂
Hope the teaching went well! And congrats on having a sold out class.
How exciting that your class sold out so quickly. I also have trouble sleeping even if I just go to a meeting at night, and I can’t sleep in either. I can nap though. It looks like things are moving along nicely quilting wise for you Yvonne, which is wonderful.
I am so thankful to live in a part of the country with minimal traffic. Congrats on your Quilt Con class doing so well. Sounds like you are continuing to have a very busy year.