Déjà Vu All Over Again

Today I started on the repeat of the Aboriginal quilt I made a few months ago. I got the sashing and cornerstones put on all the blocks and got them all up on the design wall. I was able to get the bottom two rows sewn this evening.

I got a message from a friend today who used to run a long arm business that she wanted to buy my Ruffled Feathers quilt top. So we made a deal on a price, and it’s a done deal. She bought the backing along with it and will quilt it and keep it for herself.

I didn’t set out with the intention of selling it, but I’m happy that it worked out because I didn’t have any plans for this quilt.

Plus, quilts are starting to stack up in my sewing room!!!

We’ve had some severe wind warnings for today and Tuesday and they’re worried about forest fires. There’s an area around Mt. Hood where PGE was cutting off power so that any lines downed by the wind wouldn’t start a fire.

Most of the day here was pretty nice and then the wind picked up around 4:00 and the air got really smokey really fast. I can even smell it in the house tonight.

I flipped all of my big agility equipment over so it wouldn’t get caught by the winds. They were predicting gusts up to about 60 mph earlier today, but on the news tonight they said the biggest gusts would be around 39 mph.

We did get a few big gusts earlier today. It was enough to bring some small branches down in my back yard and enough to flip a heavy metal patio chair.

It seems pretty quiet outside now that it’s dark. I occasionally hear a pine cone hit the roof, but that’s about it. I’m guessing there will be quite a few boughs down around the neighborhood in the morning.

It was nice to have an extra day off today. Back to work tomorrow with a really busy day.

7 Replies to “Déjà Vu All Over Again”

  1. That Aboriginal quilt is gorgeous! How is your design wall set up, if you don’t mind my asking? I’m moving back into my house soon and need to figure out how to arrange a sewing room (I started quilting after I was evacuated!).

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    1. A friend of mine purchased this design wall on my behalf at a quilt show in Utah and had the maker ship it to me. It has a wooden box at the top that houses two rollers, like old fashioned window blinds, that you roll up with a chain. Te fabric is heavy duty plastic backed flannel. YOu can have two projects going at one time. You just roll one up out of the way. Here’s a link to a video on my Youtube channel that shows how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5h5S52oOts

      The only bad ting is that it’s only big enough for a throw or twin size quilt. So I’m going to cover a sheet of stryofoam insulation with flannel to extend it out to design a larger quilt. I can’t find the guy who made this with an internet search any more. I wonder if he’s not making them any more. Can’t remember his name. If you’re handy, or know someone who is, you could make something like this pretty easily. It’s great for me because I have just a small bedroom for my sewing room. This hands over the closet doors so I can just roll it out of the way when I need to access the closet.

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