Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/26

basting, basting, basting-- that's what I've been focused on this week.  Eventually I'll have bigger progress to show, but for now I'm finding peace in the routine of my EPP..

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/25

Such good intentions!   I brought around 100 hexies to baste and stitch while we were on vacation,  but I only got 5 done, and none stitched.   No regrets thought, it was a tough trip with Jack and I sick, so we made the best of what we had and enjoyed ourselves any way we could. 

In the end, I didn't sew this week, did you?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/24

Happy Summer!  I don't know if it's summer where you are, but I'm on vacation and totally feeling it~

We are in Paros at the Anezina Village Hotel (still scheming to pull together a quilt retreat here, how about June 2015,  anybody?) and the cicadas are chirping very loudly.  It's beautiful here, but I haven't found any time to sew.  Jack was sick last week and I caught whatever he had so as much as I'm enjoying being here, whenever we're not doing something as a family, all I want to do is sleep.  Hopefully it will run its course and I'll be back to myself soon.
Here are my updates from the last week..
I stitched part of one hex-diamond (worked on it while waiting at the salon), and cut a bunch of fabric for future hexies..
Have you guys been more productive?  Please link up below. 

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the US/Canada release of Quilting on the Go and I want to give a HUGE Thank you to everyone who has bought, read, posted about, or shared my book.  I love hearing from you guys and seeing pictures of what you've made.   Many people have sent me pictures and emails lately but I haven't had time at the computer to respond.  Please know that I do appreciate what you've sent and I'm sorry life doesn't let me spend more time online right now.  I thought we'd do a little experiment this week though.. if you have read Quilting on the Go, could you please just let me know in the comments below?  I don't have access to how well the book is doing outside of the US, so if you comment I can kind of see how far it has reached.. there are translations in German, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish and Estonian so far.. if you have one of those editions, let me know!

Ok, now let's see who else has been stitching this week...
(anyone is welcome to join the linky party at any time this week, don't be shy!  we want to see your EPP!)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/23

We had another great NYC Mod Guild meeting over the weekend. Here are some of the group's epp stars.
I worked a bit on this quilt this week but didn't do any of my own projects.   I found out the Thessaloniki quilt guild is also doing a group epp project,  see Zaferia's post below.  What have you been working on?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/22

I laid them all out and I've got 12 units done so far.  This is good.  I wanted 20 done before the summer, but I hadn't anticipated taking a break to finish the tiny  hexie stars, so... I'm calling this successful progress.  And technically summer doesn't start for another 3 weeks.  Maybe I'll actually make it to 20 by then?
 Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, emails and comments from my last post.  Acceptance is coming, slowly.  This week I took the backing fabric scraps and fussy cut some birds for my next diamond.  There will be a medium turquoise between the yellow and white fabrics.
I like this project because I can focus a lot on fabric choice.  I don't know if I could make a quilt with just 2 or 3 fabrics in it.. I have before (wait, no, that had 4 fabrics in the top), but that quilt had different layers of meaning, making it served a different purpose.  Multi-fabric stash quilts are so satisfying for me these days.. some might say they're scrap quilts, but I know I cut a lot of these hexies from yardage, so it isn't quite a scrap quilt for me.  Do you follow my distinction?  Does that make sense to anybody else?

Anyway.. it's your turn.  Let's see what you all have to say about your progress, what small goals can we set before the first day of summer?

Travel Quilt #6 and some public crafting

I have been working steadily on Travel Quilt #6 since last fall and it is growing.  I got a chance to piece a few units while I was in Manha...