Thursday, December 9, 2021

Sarah's Revival Update

It's been quite some time since I've updated this long term project.  Sarahs Revival by the late Sue Garmon.  Her patterns are all available at Come Quilt  and this pattern can be found HERE.  The good news is that I'm still working on this. It's slow going but I continue to move the blocks forward.  Here are two more and since this photo was taken, the bottom block has been completed.
Putting the finished blocks up on the design wall every so often is a good motivator.  When you can see how far into a project you are, it may keep your mojo going.  I know it works for me.  Also posting on IG has kept me engaged with this project, you can follow along at #grassrootsquilting   I've used this as a traveling project so it's been important to have blocks prepped in advance. 
My method of applique is back basting and the longer the block sits prepped, the easier it is to do the needle turn.  With some of the areas being less than a 1/4" in width, it really does make things a bit easier for me and helps with getting smooth edges on those outside curves.  26 blocks have now been completed.  They are all reproduction reds, but a nice variety.  My background choice was RJR Supreme French Vanilla.  The blocks will all get trimmed at the same time. 

 And in non quilting news, my dad turned 87 in mid November.  We got to celebrate with him in Casa Grande, AZ 

This year has been extremely busy with longarm quilting for customers as well as moving.  I've moved my studio, my condo, my guys condo, cleaned out my dad's house in AZ and moved him into a new space that also needed cleaned out and most of the contents moved.  Oh and we've also renovated this year.  We have done this as well as make 5 trips to AZ (that's how I've got so many blocks completed) to make sure my Dad had a place to be a snow bird for a few more years.  The upside of this was that we also bought a vacation place in AZ; too bad I'm not retired yet!

Keep stitching,



Marilyn M said...

Beautiful work on those blocks Sharon. You are definitely working overtime. Glad you are getting to a sunny, more normal place for enjoyment. Christmas joy to you & yours.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW I think I need you at my house--declared 2021 D year--downsize, donate, destash, declutter--with all you have done you are a pro

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

These blocks are so beautiful! How nice to have a project that gets better as it ages. Happy belated birthday to your father. You certainly have been busy with all the renovating and moving.

Karen said...

Love seeing these blocks coming together! This will be such a beautiful red and white quilt! You’ve had such a busy year even in the mist of the Covid Pandemic! Your dad looks wonderful…he’s a very good looking man! Take care and have fun in Arizona!

QuiltGranma said...

Yes, those are really beautiful quilt blocks! You are making great progress.