Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Migration Quilt [Planes, Trains, and Automobiles]

I decided to start tonight's blog post with a list.

Fun facts to catch you up with me:

1.) In the past three weeks I have been in eight states. I only slept in three of them.

2.) I am leaving again tomorrow.

3.) I have achieved diamond status with my hotel reward program. That means I have spent over 40 nights in Choice Hotels this year. This would be less sad if I only stayed in that brand of hotels, but that is not true. The actual number of nights in a hotel room is much higher.

4.) Some of my dearest sewing friends and I hung out this weekend. We drank milkshakes, ate pizza, and bought a lot of fabric.

5.) I learned about life mistakes and then I bought more Collage. This entire visit deserves its own blog post.

6.) Today I ate a chocolate croissant and took a pilates class. I think those two events neutralize each other.

There you go, caught up with me. Don't you just feel like we had a cup of coffee together? Except if we had coffee together, you could have added your things too. Then we could have talked about how good your hair looks and I could have asked you where you got those shoes.

I finished another quilt on the plane to in Denver. Then I gave it away the next day.

I improvised a photo shoot, 'cause I wanted to show this awesome finish with you.

I made this quilt for Derek's grandparents, we call them Gammie and Grandad. They are amazing people.

Gammie is a quilter and a former high school math teacher. Grandad is a retired engineer. So, I new this quilt had to have some math. I also knew it had to be good. So, I used some of my precious architextures and I worked super hard.

I think they really liked it. Little know fact, quilters are the best people to gift quilts. They appreciate them tons and they know how to use those quilts. They were both totally surprised and excited. This is technically a birthday present for them both. Gammie just turned 82 a few weeks ago and Grandad is turning 83 in January. I hope they don't mind me sharing this on the internet...

Gammie and Grandad assured me they would snuggle under this one all winter.

That sort of makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

Thanks for tolerating me friends. Love you bundles.


Quilt Stats:
Quilt Name: Migration
Quilt pattern: Mine, though, I know this block has a name. Shall we just call it *%&$%^ bias seams?
Fabric: Caroline Friedlander's Architextures, Simply Style by V and Co, and a great deal of Essex linen from Robert Kaufman.
Quilting: My lazy infinity quilting, quilted and pieced with Aurifil thread
Size: Ha! Like I remembered to measure before I gave this away.

PS - All photos on this page were taken with my iPhone. I apologize for this, I just did not have room to pack the dslr. We will be back to regularly scheduled photos next time I finish a quilt.


  1. WOW! That is a lot of travel this year - you are a very accomplished traveler! My hubby and I were just discussing all of the U.S. states/cities (we are Canadian) that we would like to/plan to see. There are soooo many interesting places to visit. Beautiful quilt - Gammie and Grandad are sure to enjoy snuggling under such handmade love this Winter.

  2. Oh, this is SUPER fun. I love this quilt! :)

  3. Do not make a life mistake, buy collage. Love you!!

  4. Your quilt is awesome, just like you! Wish we could have coffee ;) If you ever make up north my way - we will!

  5. Ok, so, I got a chai tea and a cookie and talked your ear off about butternut squash, ripped in 30 kicking my butt and my desire to eat more cookies. That quilt is the back.

  6. Wow you have been busy. I am amazed you git a quilt done !! Congrats.

  7. lol at curseword bias seams. Yep. I love everything about this quilt, including the fact that you hard-core finished it on a plane.

    (I'm trying to grow my hair out one last time before I am officially old, thanks, and they're Ecco. ;) Lovely post!)

  8. This is gorgeous, from the fabrics down to the backing!


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