Sunday, November 8, 2020

Week 45 of 2020


When I let Zeus out yesterday afternoon, I noticed a bird beautifully silhouetted in front of my neighbor's tree with the orange leaves. We have had fabulous colors this year, and this tree has never stood out to me. I ran inside to get the camera and when I came back, it was still there.When I zoomed in, I could see the bird clearly.  In fact, the bird stayed there and posed for me until I had more pictures than I could ever need. Most of them came out sharp and clear.

Work on the quote quilt continues. I decided that I do want to add another layer of fusible behind the quilt to hide the stitches, but before I did that, I wanted to make sure I was done adding as much of the big things as I could. I decided to add a blue moon. Before I had decided on the quote, I was going to add another moon to show that this is a moon and not just a blue circle, but then realized there was already another moon nearby.

The quote helps too. I am glad I found this quote to add for my moon. It is actually one I have been thinking about a great deal, as it reflects my thoughts on the coronavirus situation from the very beginning. Aim to eradicate it. I am thinking of adding a small Halloween motif since it happened on Halloween.

The fact that it is a circle makes me think of the Circle 365 quilt I have been making during the time period of the quilt, and  the fabric is from the Story Maze quilt so this block represents my former quilts too.  There are plenty of other references of that throughout the quilt too.


I added the virtual cemetery booklet to the quilt. I used the elastic from a disposable mask. The button on the left just hides the strings. The string loops around the button the right to keep the booklet closed. I added the yellow ribbon to hold down the pages. It isn't necessary but hopefully it helps to avoid stress of the weight of the booklet on the quilt. Underneath the booklet is a pretty ruffle from a bed sheet. I haven't sealed the outside so right now, it forms a pocket. I don't think anything should be added inside it though, since it would add more weight to this block.

When I saw this quote from Maya Angelou, I knew that it just had to be on the quilt.  I typed it and tried to see it in different fonts, and one of the font uses all capital letters. I think this quote is worthy of being in all caps.  The fabric was my first attempt at water-coloring the virtual cemetery booklet. I decided to use the watercolor underneath the block and let the colors shadow through. I put a light yellow fabric in the middle to hide the original [duplicate] quote. 

I had pictured other floral designs around the quote, but just let myself do whatever I felt like doing, and this is what happened.

2020:  Weeks 45 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

This week, we voted in person at the polls. Everyone was very friendly, and there was a festive atmosphere there.
I worked with my mother on a project. One of my distant cousins was buried this week and we were able to attend the memorial virtually.  I hadn't met him, but maybe I will add something to put in the pocket behind the booklet.
I tried to get my space ready for working from home again. I added more motifs to the quote quilt as I showed in this post.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 259 out of 313 days
Success rate  = 83%

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Joyful Quilter said...

Great picture of the bird, the red behind him is striking.

Two wonderful quotes added to your quilt.

Libby in TN said...

Beautiful foliage! I love the sentiments in your journal quilt.

Kim said...

Maya Angelou said so many 'pearl of wisdom'. Fabulous photo of the bird with that magical tree in the background.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I love your quotes quilt - what a great idea! xx

Kate said...

Love your bird in the tree, that's a really nicely framed shot. Lot's of inspiring quotes on this quilt. Congrats on all the stitching time. Hope this week is going as well as last week.

Rose said...

I love the quotes you showed...a very interesting quilt. I think the bird should find a way into a quilt.

Tanya said...

The bird and the orange/red tree photo is just beautiful!

You've added a couple of great quotes this week. I may copy them for my Bullet Journal!

dq said...

Your success rate is great and we are almost through the year. I love 15 Min to Stitch.

The photo with those amazing colors and textures behind the bird is so beautiful, and the quote quilt is very inspirational. I think I would sit and read and re-read it while snuggling under it for years.

Quilting Stories said...

Lovely quotes for a beautiful quilt!