First off, we discussed My block, Lots of Love, for the Splendid Sampler. My post about my block can be found here and it shares with you all of the design inspiration behind the block. And the pattern for my block can be found right here ;)
I wrote up a post back here on my little "schedule" and how I can squeeze the most out of my day to try and be as productive as I can with the hours I have. While some of the little ones in this post are now in school, the schedule is pretty much the same. I still have one little one home with me in the day, and luckily she still takes a nap so I can still have my 1 - 3 or 4 Afternoon sew time where I chain stitch as much as I can on 3 to 4 quilts. And then yes, every evening the kids still go to bed and I have Press and Pin time while my sweethearts has Check ESPN time with some movie playing in the background ;) So basically, I make quilts in assembly line fashion 3-4 at a time which allows me to be super efficient.
But I will say, I do try to have one or two quilts that I am working on in the midst of all of the "assembly line" quilts (normally sampler quilts) that I can work on 1 block at a time so that I can still have that enjoyment of working on individual blocks, enjoying the success of completing each block, and seeing the quilt come together over a lengthy period of time.
We also chatted a bit about what you can find at my blog ;) I thought this was the perfect time to highlight a few of the "tabs" on my blog, just in case you haven't taken the chance to surf around yet. The "tabs" circled in yellow are the ones that we specifically talked about on the podcast. They are all pretty self-explanatory of what you will find when you click on them and I hope you will go up to the top of my block and check them out ;) There really is quite a lot of free tutorials stored up in those little tabs. And before I move on, I just wanted to highlight my Quilt Archive tab. We talked in some detail about my Quilt Archive, and I highly encourage any makers to have some sort of "Archive" or Journal of what you make. It is just a wonderful resource to look back and see all that you have made and to keep a record of your creative journey.
Next up was a bit about my love of Applique!!! I referenced my Complex Layered Applique tutorial and have had a few emails asking where to find it. It can be found right here and if you are brand new to Applique, you can check out my Applique Basics Video tutorials here ;) just scroll down bast the finishing your quilts videos.
And finally, we finished off where we started with the Splendid Sampler. We discussed my plan for my own personal Splendid Sampler. And for those that have asked, here is my "layout" for my Splendid Sampler quilt. I am so excited. I post each Saturday my Monochromatic blocks for the week, so be sure and follow along to see this come together ;)
And I think that just about covers all of the questions that I have gotten since the radio show. If you have a question that I missed following up on, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I just love hearing from you all.
Thanks again for Tuning In and have a Happy Quilting Day!!