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Over the past week, another person tagged me on Facebook to let me know they’d picked up one of my Instaquilts from Free Art Friday–that makes two confirmed finds. I attended a guild meeting, inventoried frames for our upcoming quilt show, and hosted an art quilt club meeting. And I had some glorious sewing days, too!

Sunshine’s Cloudy Day

The art quilt group, Birds on a Thread, met on Saturday and shared our 12″ x 12″ challenge quilts with the theme of “Circles”. I struggled with this one. I finally set aside my (really terrible) mini on Thursday and started over. Here’s what I ended up with.

Sunshine's Cloudy Day

Upcycled Race Bib Quilt

My local guild, the Berry Basket Quilters, runs a challenge every year–the president chose a theme of “Upcycling” this year. The deadline is the September meeting, so of course I waited until August to decide to participate.

I’ve been a runner off and on for most of my life, but never participated in any races until 2003 when I ran in my first 5K. I ran a marathon for the first time in 2007, and have completed many races of all distances–finishing at times toward the back of the pack, other times solidly in the middle, and a couple of times (at small, local races) even winning my age group. I have a pretty good collection of bibs, so I pulled out my copy of Blair Stocker’s Wise Craft Quilts to check out her instructions for a quilt made from Tyvek race bibs.

I have most of it pieced already. It won’t take long to finish piecing. Since I’ll display it on the wall and not use the quilt, I may make it truly upcycled and back it with a flat sheet that’s floating around in the linen closet.

Race Bib Quilt in Progress

Sticky Candy Quilt

I finished piecing the top for my next quilt pattern yesterday. Sketching out quilting ideas now! I can show you a teeny-tiny nibble of the top….Nibble of Sticky Candy Quilt

This Quilt, Yet Again

I added some more quilting. And didn’t take a new picture. I’m taking my time.UFO

#100Days100Blocks2018

Participants in Gnome Angel’s #100Days100Blocks2018 challenge finished the rectangle blocks and moved on to triangles. Here are my first 36 blocks.#100days100blocks2018I’m using only fabrics that I dyed specifically for this challenge.

Plans for This Week

Quilting Sticky Candy and the race bib quilt, working ahead a bit on #100Days100Blocks2018 (for real this time), and finishing up the quilting on that UFO (again, for real this time).

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7 Replies to “What I Made Monday (13 August 2018)

  1. Are the bibs difficult to sew together? You’re giving my husband ideas (he’s a former runner and present xcountry skier). Great idea for those bibs though!

    1. The bibs aren’t difficult to sew together at all! The only problem I ran into was that some bibs have chips embedded on the back that are very difficult to remove. You can slowly sew through them (the needle gets a little gummy), but I wish I had planned better to keep them out of the seam allowances.

  2. You have been busy and it is hard to start all over on a challenge, but I love that circle that you did. I think the bib project is terrific and a great way to recall all that hard work and your accomplishments.

  3. You have been busy and it is hard to start all over on a challenge, but I love that circle that you did. I think the bib project is terrific and a great way to recall all that hard work and your accomplishments.

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