November 21, 2020

Another Day in the Quilt Mines!

Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
Lola spent yesterday supervising.
It’s extremely hard work keeping track of two quilters with so much busy-ness going on.
She was a very good sport about it, though –  She didn’t butt in and tell us that this didn’t match, or that didn’t go, and why didn’t I try this instead, or don’t I know that quilters should never do that….
She just kept her mouth shut and….
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
Kept her eyes shut as well!
Smart move, Lola!
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
The string blocks she was sleeping on –
Belong to these trees!
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
Aren’t they cute!?
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
And I got this far.
There will be more string piecing today as I work on getting the final borders on this Blue Spruce variation of my new Pine Tree Point runner pattern.  I’m loving this in blue!
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
And heaven knows there is no shortage of blue strings around here!
You’ll find the PDF pattern for Pine Tree Point, including both the lap size and the runner in the Digital Patterns section of the Quiltville Store. The pattern is priced at 25% off through TODAY ONLY! Tomorrow morning it goes from $9.00 to $12.00 so hurry!
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!


This was Mona’s job yesterday!
We got a backing pieced for her Frolic mystery from last year – didn’t she do a wonderful job?
I have to laugh – she has been quilting with me now for roughly 6 years.  She has kept track of her quilts – and is up to 40!!  I think that qualifies her as NOT A BEGINNER any more, don’t you?
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
We are already at the QPO while I write this post, and she is finishing up the last couple of rows of quilting, will get it trimmed, and binding made and ready to go.

Then we just have to finish her Appalachian Autumn quilt and she will be going home with 4 quilts in hand ready to bind over the next few weeks.


Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
Yesterday’s walk along the New River!


Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
We hit the mid 60s yesterday afternoon!


Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
And we decided to break away from the machines –
And get a couple of miles under our feet.


Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
Mona had only heard me talk about walking Round House Road, and as it is so close to the QPO and Quiltville Inn, we headed out to clear the batting fuzz and fabric lint out of our brains.
THE BEST.  I know that our nice days are leaving us for the cold of winter – and yesterday afternoon was just so perfect for a good long walk.
We were back to the machines in about an hour’s time – and quilted and quilted all the way until it was time to head back to the cabin for dinner.


Another Day in the Quilt Mines!


This morning’s sunrise – 
Beautiful day ahead!


Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
Coffee on the deck – fire pit warming us!


Another Day in the Quilt Mines!
Zoey loves the sunrise too!
There are also just a couple days left to enter our November Quilty Box  Gift-Away!  Our drawing happens Monday Morning.  Be sure you get your entry in ON THAT POST.
I am looking forward to another #mediafreesunday tomorrow.  That Sugar Loaf quilt top is still on the design floor in the basement sewing studio at the cabin – it needs to be set together, and borders decided upon.  That’s my plan for tomorrow.
I’ll share it with you in Monday’s post.
Have you thought of  implementing your own version of media free Sunday?  What kind of things could you accomplish if you were to stay off of the computer, the phone, the tablet, the social channels?  
I can’t tell you how good this has been for my own mental health.
Another Day in the Quilt Mines!


Quiltville Quote of the Day –
As we close in on Thanksgiving and the crazy pace of the holidays ahead, one thought keeps coming back to me. ⁣
I am so grateful for the kindnesses of others over the past year. (And beyond, really!)⁣
It has been a year of seemingly insurmountable challenges, but also abundant and innumerable blessings.
Have a wonderful weekend, and we’ll catch you back here on Monday!


Another Day in the Quilt Mines!