Sunday, November 22, 2020

Week 47


Since I've added historical events in the quote quilt, I have been trying to think of significant things that happened during the 2002 and 2020 time frame. Please let me know what big things happened in this time frame.
One of the things I remembered was the mini tornado that happened in the neighborhood. You can still see some effects of that tornado today. Then I listened to the news about the record breaking hurricane year.  I decided to add something to the quilt to represent all these weather related issues, and global warming in general.

I looked for the symbol for hurricane, and this one isn't the standard symbol, but I like it because it can also represent tornadoes and typhoons and monsoons. It also looks like a good symbol to show that one thing effects another. How we are all interconnected.
Since I didn't do anything else noteworthy on the quilt, I want to show you the button I added to this collage. I found it in the basement and added it a couple of weeks ago. 

This one too is from a couple of weeks ago. I found a purse my daughter had when she was young. The strap was broken and I decided to save the bow for the quilt.

2020:  Weeks 47 of 15 Minutes to Stitch


I added the hurricane symbol to the quote quilt this week.
I also made a quilt sample of a double layer of the fusible interfacing I am using and a double layer of the sheet I am planning on using as a backing to make sure that it won't be difficult to quilt through. It worked out perfectly. I am not planning on doing a lot of quilting on the quilt - just enough to tack the three layers together, but since I had heard that sheets are hard to quilt through and I will be tacking by hand, I wanted to be sure.

I had an unexpected day off work this week, so I took an online art class. There are a lot of art classes showing up on my Facebook and this one let you choose a donation amount instead of specifying a certain amount. I was late in signing up so I saw the recording instead of the live version but I didn't miss anything. Instead of just watching, I participated by cutting out shapes like Matisse. I used envelopes and quilt catalogs instead of plain paper.  It was fun and interesting.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 273 out of 327 days
Success rate  = 83%

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Kyle said...

You make such good use of your time. Each addition makes your story more unique and powerful.

cspoonquilt said...

I always love to see what you've added to your special quilt!

Joanne said...

Love the added bow - I never would have thought of that, but it adds something special.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

That's great that you took an online art class. Any art form enhances our skills and insights as quilters and shows up somehow in our work, I think.

Kate said...

You made good use of your unexpected time off. The bow is a great addition and so is the hurricane references. Happy stitching this week.

Tanya said...

Your tornado symbol has great meaning. Online classes? I think I'd like to give it a try! I tend to just glean things from YouTube.