2015-11-12 12.36.022015-11-12 07.22.43To counteract the gremlins that have plagued me all week, I decided to work on the next two blocks in the Tula Pinks 100 block City Sampler today. I pieced these before work and during lunch. I like them and I keep digging through my fabric stash and I am finding lots of goodies and they actually go together.

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I started this quilt called “giggles” for a coworker who commissioned it for a new baby in her family. It uses the Sidekick ruler and I have to say it is going together nicely. It has video tutorials online by the quilter who invented it Jaybird Quilts. I am hoping to build on this skill and teach a class for this and Night Sky, by Jaybird Quilts also , at the Local quilt shop after the Holiday season.

So what were the gremlins that kept showing up? Well……

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Every piece of technology outside of my smartphone would not work. The computers at work were slowed to dial up speeds. My laptop kept auto updating a driver that make my screen dim, and Geek Squad helped several times but didn’t solve it. I did after searching the internet for two days. TGFG—-thank God for Google,lol.

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And sadly enough, I ran out of red thread for the queen sized log cabin quilt on my quilt frame. Only longarmers would understand, it Christmas quilt season and customers are impatient and last minute. And I only have 3 rows left, so production ground to a halt. Did I say this was the week that I had lots of extra time to finish it due to Veterans Day being off.

Well it wasn’t really, evidently I was placed on call for the holiday after the first of the month when I checked the schedule. I worked a few hours yesterday and the leaves didn’t get raked on the last nice day of the fall.

But, the first quilt blocks and baby quilt was what I did instead. That’s a nice tradeoff.


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