Contrary To Popular Belief, I Am Alive.

Oh wow. I’m here. I’m alive.

Getting an email that someone commented on my last post (from JUNE!) reminded me that, oh yeah, I have a blog.

So, a bit of a quick update:

I did not, in fact, complete my quilt for the State Fair this year. Actually, I haven’t even finished all those blocks, much less a quilt top or an entire quilt! I set a lofty goal of 8 blocks a week over the summer, and after a few weeks of missing my target and struggling to balance quilting time with social time with friends and family, I made the decision to back off. Getting burnt out is a good way to never finish. And we definitely don’t want that.

So in the past few months I’ve been trucking away at my blocks. Each one is taking about an hour and a half to two hours to assemble. The streaming Doctor Who probably isn’t helping with productivity, but what crafter doesn’t like to multi-task? I will admit, catching up on podcasts is a little more conducive to productivity because I can keep my eyes on my work. I’ll keep reminding myself of that. But look! Progress!

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14 out of 42 blocks DONE!

 

But as of November, I’ve paused my Family Feedsack quilt for a couple of months to take on a couple of other projects, one being my very first T-shirt quilt. I’ve always planned to make one and was asked to do one for a Christmas gift. I’m in the early stages still, but will hopefully remember to take enough pictures to post a quick walkthrough of my process. I’m really excited about doing more commissioned work and trying different styles and techniques.

Anyway, I’m promising now to not let another 5 months go by without another update!

I hope everyone has a warm and loving Thanksgiving with family and friends!

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