Working towards my 100 day project

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I have been practicing different feathers to prepare for my 100 day project that will be a whole cloth long armed quilt. All free motion. This quilt top is one my mother made and she will be getting it back soon!



I am starting a Hobo quilt using the official Hobo signs for the inspiration for this quilt. The hobos riding the railroads during the depression used signs to communicate. I will explain each block once the wall hanging is done. These blocks are 6.5 inches paper pieced that I designed using EQ6. I love my program because I can design anything on it! I found some Moda homespun at a quilt shop today that will be a great addition to this quilt. I have a couple of customers who want one of these to I may be making a few of them!


I also do a photo a day on my Instagram feed, see side bar. I like using these prompts and they also help with creativity. It makes me look at things in a unique way to get a interesting picture.  It is a great way to start the day thinking about something creative. I have done this for a few years with only a couple of breaks. I have to say it is really addicting and fun!2016-03-03 09.17.24


I have been trying new Zentangle patterns. I have been watching YouTube Videos, reading and some of my books for inspiration in drawing new ideas. I was pretty sick when I drew the little 3 in tile called a Bijou. It was fun anyway. I have a middle ear condition that flares up occasionally with vertigo. I have been house bound and unable to go to work for the past few days. I am feeling better after seeing the doctor. But it has forced me to simplify things and only work on simple things. I get a little confused following patterns when flared up and make tons of mistakes so I stick with things I know and don’t have to over think on. So trying the new pattern on the little tile was probably not the best idea. I drew the bigger tile earlier in the week and shaded it yesterday.

Also just for you information, this ear problem is something I have had all my life … Meniere’s Disease. I have been to dozens of specialists and I have a program I follow. But it doesn’t hurt to keep trying to be healthy in eating, working out and taking my meds. I have been able to walk during this flare up but limit stairs, no long arming and not doing things I don’t feel comfortable doing. I am trying coconut water, only Bai is something I can stomach, to see if it helps with inflammation. I have tons of allergies and I may have had  a viral infection with migraines that started this whole mess off a week ago.2016-03-04 12.26.17


Here is the view from my porch. We are starting to warm up and lose snow already. It has been a shorter and lighter winter. I am so glad. Not bad for life on the 45th parallel! I drive two day’s a week to another office 40 miles away so I didn’t have too many stressful commutes.2016-03-05 20.08.34


Well, I have my modern spools made for quilt group. It is a free pattern I mentioned in a previous post. We were to make 2 blocks of our choice, the spool along patterns have 12 free blocks. These will go in a block lottery and the winner in our groups will take all of them. Should make a really cute quilt! I hope I win, I haven’t won ever so it’s gotta be my turn, right? It was my challenge to present to the groups so you know I really want them. And if I don’t win, I am making this quilt anyway!!!! I made the one in the middle and the right one tonight and I did pretty well so I know I am feeling better. I made a few cutting mistakes but overall it went ok.2016-03-09 07.34.31


So for the past few day’s I have been sewing my postage stamp quilt, I have a total of 11 of the 12 A blocks. I am using up my collection of Moda 2.5 inch charms. I bought these over the past couple of years without any plan and I have some 5 inch charms I am cutting into quarters. There is a block B. I subscribe to and saw this quilt again this week.

I saw this quilt first on the former blog of Katy Jones and she named this quilt Scrap Vomit. She is a British quilter and edits Quilt now. I love her stuff.  It can be done in strip sets too from a jelly roll but why do it that when I have all these charms. Besides I like to go slow especially when sick.

Here is Katy’s version of this Scrap Vomit quilt. I am going to try the block B tomorrow in dark brown, cream and Gold in the center.2016-03-06 02.01.282016-03-06 02.02.57



I like the version with solids in the plus block so that is what I am gonna to. Katy suggested that a solid with a bold color in the center  in her Qnn presentation.  I will make a test block tomorrow. I am gonna do it in laying out the little 2.5in squares in the slow sewing way.

Yep all this was done in a week. Before work, on lunch and bear in mind I was home half the week sick. I am not a sleep off the infection type of person especially when on Prednisone, lol!



  1. Hi Vicki…. so glad to hear that your gett better.
    I like your postage stamp top, it is going to look great.
    I also am looking forward to seeing more of your posts.
    Blessings for fast than fast healing and sewing.


  2. Considering that you haven’t been well, you have been quite productive. Good job and feel better soon! xo


    • I stick with things I have practiced at and I slow way down so things go together better , lol. But tomorrow I am going back to work and my long commutes are Tuesday and Friday ….driving is my biggest challenge. Otherwise I am 1 mile from my local office. I do feel thus is my sewing time of year!


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