The 100 Day Project 2019

The 100 Day Project 2019 begins Tuesday, April 2. It’s an online art challenge, mostly on Instagram. My Instagram account name is WandasLifeSamper.

Last year I did 100 Days of Quilt Photography. I’ve been mulling over a theme for this year’s challenge. I first thought I would make blocks for my Living Appalachia project which I said I was going to do last year after attending QuiltCon. But, that project isn’t right for The 100 Day Project.

Next, I thought I would work on blocks for the Central Virginia MQG’s Triangle Challenge. But, I didn’t want to do the same thing every day.

Finally, I settled on making improv blocks and finish a quilt I started recently using red and white fabric. I plan to explore other colors and see where a limited color palette can take me. I may switch to doing something else if I get bored. Here’s the 42” block I made recently:

You can follow along on Instagram. I’m using #100DaysofStitchingTogether and #CVAMQG100Days and #Wandas100Days


Class Project: Denyse Schmidt

I finished a class project from last summer. I took this class with Denyse Schmidt while at the Slow Stitching Retreat in Washington, Maine.

It is hand applique and is an original design called Laid-back Hawaiian Style Applique by Denyse for the Slow Stitching Retreat. It is now available on her website.

I hung it on the wall in my office beside my Carolyn Friedlander Collections quilt. The fabric is from Stitch in Dye in Austin, Texas. It finished at 22″ by 22″ and it is hand quilted.

Class projects

When I take a class, I feel compelled to make a project I started in that class. Because of that compulsion I am feeling stressed to finish those unfinished class projects.

I finished one of those class projects today! Last year I took a needle-turn applique class, using the Hesperides pattern, with Carolyn Friedlander.

I turned the piece into a pillow cover. The fabric I used for appliqué is from stitch in dye in Austin, Texas. I bought it at their booth at QuiltCon 2018.

I’m happy with the result although I’m a little annoyed with the polyester pillow form because I can’t get the corners to fill. If you have recommendations for dealing with this or a pillow maker, please let me know.

Wanda