Teal Dragon Quilts

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Been busy!

on March 13, 2017

Humming along.  Lots of progress with my quilting.  I almost got stuck on the quilt for a cousin, but like magic, it got done.  No, really, like magic.  The quilt uses huge blocks that are made up of 16 smaller blocks.  I needed 6 of the big blocks to make the quilt.  I did a lot of sewing a to b and c to d, then b to c.  I then had rows for the blocks.  Next was 1 to 2 and 3 to 4, then 2 to 3.  I then had the big blocks.  I had 6 of everything, 6 a’s, 6 ‘bs, etc.  When I’m sewing it seems like a lot, so I count how many I have done and how many to go.  Something like this…One, six to go; two, four to go, three, three to go.  Then the magic happens!  four, TWO to go.  The small blocks are only 6 1/2″ so it’s not like there is a whole lot to stitch that will take hours.  But in my mind…

I have a book called “The Inner Game of Music”, it’s modeled after the one titled “The Inner Game of Golf”.  Maybe I should do one “The Inner Game of Quilting”?  The books are about ways to be better thru the use of the brain.  With music one of the ways was to THINK about practice.  In detail..Imagine holding the instrument, playing each note. Visualizing.

The “little voice” inside my head is a fear monger.  I shush mine with loud positive affirmations.  I’ve been successful this month!  Hope you are too!  Enjoy the pictures of what I have done since my last post!

A UFO for my Grandniece.

Top pieced at Boll Weevils with help of a friend!

Quilt for cousin. I have enough blocks to do another.

Comforter quilt I used to practice free motion roses.

Fabric Sculpture, really fun project, finished UFO

Mountain in den is going down.

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5 responses to “Been busy!

  1. I know about that little voice! I re-visited this post when I saw you pop up. Remember all those times I mentioned my mom’s quilting and how much I wanted to jump in? Well I started three other projects (not quiclting!) So it might not be this year.
    But I had to make a recent move and went through all the boxes of my mothers I packed away 20 years ago. I found her quilt tops, two of them, and a lot of random squares. The fabric is still good so I will be tapping on your expertise for advise soon, I expect. I’ll take a picture when I’m done unpacking–

    • Teal Dragon says:

      Don’t want to believe it’s been more than a year since I blogged. Been busy pretty much describes my life. I wear many hats and I enjoy most of them. Quilting is my favorite and I am happy to help in any way I can!

      • I can’t wait to see what new delights you are working on. I would have been quilting already but I discovered crochet. I know, I know. But you do inspire me. Now I have to just do it–

  2. Jane says:

    Way to go Mary……you are finishing up loads of projects…keep,up,the good work.🤗

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