Sunday, June 14, 2020

Works In Progress and Yoga Poses for Quilters

This is one of those posts that's been mostly written but has just sat unfinished for a few days. I haven't felt like finishing it for whatever reason, can't exactly say why. I've spent a fair amount of this past week on the computer, (hmm, so maybe subconsciously I'm sick of being on it!) figuring (good brainpower work) for a couple of upcoming quilts that I can't talk about right now, 😉, and I did write another post since my last one. It is a post on yoga poses to help loosen tired and cramped muscles after long hours sewing. You can read it on my friend Leanne's blog, Devoted Quilter. She asked me a few weeks ago if I would do a guest post on her blog with some yoga poses to help quilters. I used to do a series on Sundays, called Sunday Stretch for Quilters, which you can find under the tab, Yoga Posts and Recipe Links. I hope you'll head over there after reading this, or go now, and come back! There are wrist, arm, shoulder and low back poses accessible for most, if not all, of us. Thus, I didn't get one of my weekly goals completed, but as of Friday it was. Here is my Grace pattern done in Island Batik's Faded Blue Jeans line, which I just love.

The June challenge for Island Batik is a free one, make whatever you like. I had planned to use this line for a quilt, but wasn't sure exactly what to make. Then when such a senseless, evil tragedy occurred in Nova Scotia in April, I knew I'd make a quilt for the #QuiltsforNS drive hosted by the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.

I just love how it has turned out. I had planned to remake my pattern some time with a complete half heart instead of a broken one, but sadly, it's another broken hearted one. I've pieced the backing using leftovers from other Island Batik projects. A comment Kathleen (Kathleen McMusings) left on Instagram gave me the idea to make one extra 6" heart and use it for the label, working it into the piecing of the back. After doing house chores, I spent a good chunk of today quilting it. It's now squared up and just needs binding.

I did complete my goal of finishing my pink RSC blocks for Project #2.

I am loving working with pink!

I finished up my Project #1 9-patch blocks in between making the backing and making myself a new mask, since I've somehow have lost my original one.

Remember to go over to Devoted Quilter, and check out my post on yoga poses.

Tomorrow is an auspicious day here on the blog: it's a famous Canadian's birthday (wink), which means it is the opening of the linky party to show off your finishes of my Centred QAL! I will leave the link open for one week, so if you haven't got your flimsy quilted yet, this buys you a little time. See you tomorrow morning!

Linking up with Angela at soscrappy


  1. Grace looks good in blue jeans! What a worthy cause to donate her to.

  2. SEW many pretty PINK scraps in your blocks for the RSC, Sandra! Best of luck on finishing up your Grace quilt. Hoping you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!

  3. Your dad sounds like he was a lot of fun. I had a dad like that, and he is still making me smile after all these years--sometimes in the most unexpected moments. That is not his only legacy but I know it is one that would make him happy.

  4. The quilt is lovely and the pattern is perfect for donating to Nova Scotia. I'm sure the love you put into it will bring comfort who the recipient.

  5. Grace is beautiful in blue and I'm not really a blue person :-)

  6. Another great quilt. I can't wait to see it. I saw your post over at Leanne's. Must remember to do these stretches. LOL

  7. the blue is beautiful in your quilt too. It is such a shame there is yet another need for a quilt, but the recipient will be delighted.

  8. I blog, and comment, all the time in my head. And I must take another look at your yoga posts. I seem to have stiffened up rather during the lockdown