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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

PHD, 15 Min, and Journey to Arizona

Reminder:  It's Cool to be Square Blog Hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt started this week!  I hosted yesterday - yay, so please check out my previous post!  

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I did sew every day this past week except for Sunday.  Arizona is finally coming along.  It is pieced, sashing cut, and ready to sew together.

This quilt does have a fun story.  My husband had a desire to walk/bike/hike from our home to the Arizona border (257 miles).  This quilt tells our story. This link will take you to photos and stories of our journey.

  • Each log in the braid represents 1 mile.  
  • White sections are one day and black sections are another day.
  • I stitched the dates into the beginning log of each day section.
  • Yellow squares:  Hubby walked alone
  • Purple squares:  We walked together
  • Orange squares:  We biked together
  • Green squares:  He biked alone
  • The panel at the bottom is a filler piece, but it is a print that looks just like the beautiful country we journeyed in.
I have to say that we walked/biked through the prettiest country in our beautiful state!

Here is my PHD progress:

I did start my first quilt for 2020 but only because I am a designer for the Row-along.

Here is my 15 Min Report:

I got to see my daughter Sunday night.  They let her come outside the hospital to hug me and her kids.  It was such a happy happy evening!  The kids were so excited to see both of their parents.  We spent time in the parking terrace where the littles loved hearing their voices echo.  They ran and ran with delight enjoying all the space to run around in after a long car ride.  I am so anxious for Thursday when babies will be here but sad I won't be able to meet them in person.

It was also so so so nice to see a near empty, nonbusy, Covid19 hospital parking lot.

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  1. I grew up in Phoenix. This lovely quilt of yours shows the essence of Arizona...the mood and color...That is what art is all about...great job!!

  2. I love everything about this quilt - what is signifies and how truly beautiful it is.

    Nice to see the little ones back with their mommy for a visit. Hope all went well today.

  3. So glad you and the grands got to have some good family time. Your Arizona quilt is coming together beautifully! Happy stitching this weekend.

  4. Love the Arizona quilt, especially its story!


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