Thursday, July 16, 2015

Schedule, Schmedule

When I began working as a professional quilter, I set up this blog and actually SCHEDULED it on my calendar to be updated weekly. Ha! Well, as we all know, weekly might be ambitious, particularly since I haven't posted since MARCH.


First, I'd like to encourage you to follow my Facebook page, where I can post pictures quickly and efficiently as I'm working, so it's my first line of communication. You can find it at Island Time Quilting on Facebook. If you aren't a Facebook member (you know, because you are one of about six people on the planet who hasn't given in and been assimilated by the Borg), you can also follow my Instagram feed. It's my personal feed, so occasionally you are inundated with pictures of my beautiful granddaughters, so don't say I didn't warn you!

But, since you are here, I'll post a few pictures of what I've been up to since I finished my Cross & Crown quilt in February.

On my personal quilting side, I have finished several on my "To-Do" list. I've made a couple of gifts (not to be published yet), and I've gotten these two done for Grams's house.

The first one is called "Persimmon Tweet" and I pieced it from Persimmon by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics charm squares plus yardage using Swim Bike Quilt's Star Bright pattern which you can find here. It's fabulous for a quick gift or a fun project. It's a great twin-sized quilt for Grams's guest bedroom.

The second one I named "Scrumptious Slick Showers" and it's all 2" finished squares of Bonnie & Camille fabrics from the April Showers and Scrumptious lines for Moda Fabrics, plus a jelly roll of Kona cottons called "Sandcastle" in an assortment of beiges. My sweet customer Donna C. had done a beautiful checkerboard quilt last year using Sandcastle, and I envied it so much that I completely copied her. The Bonnie & Camille fabrics were leftovers from two previous projects for another customer Julie L., who always has the BEST taste in fabrics!

I also finished this long-time-UFQ (from 1994!) one day in April:

It was a fun and quick finish of an unfinished quilt top I'd carried as a burden for 20 years. I have a few more of those upstairs (sigh) and I'm determined to get those quilty-guilty projects DONE. This miniature quilt has 1/2" finished squares, and fussy-cut Dalmatians. It's a Christmas quilt, but I hung it in my studio and there it still hangs!

Now, as customer quilts go, I have finished a bunch in March, April, May and June! I cannot possibly post details about all of them (go look at my Facebook albums from CQ1525 through CQ1540!), but here are a few highlighted photos.

I'm looking forward to seeing what I complete in the next few weeks! I have a couple of doozies in the line up, and a stack of my own personal goals to accomplish. Stay tuned! (You know, check in every month or two to see if I've posted "weekly.")

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