Highs and Lows of 2020 Quilt {Progress}



With summer here, I haven't been sewing very much. It's hot and humid and sitting under a quilt makes me sweaty just thinking about it. 

What I have been able to do is work on some of my peel blocks. They're so small and portable (and not particularly sweaty either).




My temperature quilt is progressing quite slowly and my hope is to have it finished by Easter. I've almost run out of two of the fabrics, but when I visited my local Spotlight store, they didn't have the colours in stock. I'm hoping to go back in a week or two and to find they've restocked their solids. Otherwise, I'll need to think about how I'll try finish the quilt.


I've also been working on a secret squirrel quilt which I need to send off to my publisher at the end of the month. It is going to appear in a magazine later in the year. I'll share more about that one when I can.

A friend of mine posted on Facebook that she'd aimed to read/listen to 104 books through 2020 but managed to finish 169 (and a half) books. Isn't that just an amazing achievement? 


I really like this idea - setting a goal for my book consumption. I decided to set a target of 26 books for 2021. One every two weeks which I think (for me) is achievable. And so far, so good. I've already finished two books to start the year right.

1/26 = The Darkest Evening by Anne Cleeves
2/26 = Blood River by Tony Cavanaugh

Do you even have any reading goals for 2021?

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  1. Your temperature quilt is gorgeous! I hope you can buy the colours you need to finish it.
    I am reading The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. I hope to read 52 books this year. So far, I have finished 4. Good luck with your reading goal!

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    1. Thank you! Yes I'm hoping to try my local fabric store next week and for all the fabrics I need to magically appear (and even to be on sale - wouldn't that be a bonus?!?) Thanks for your book suggestions. I'll keep an eye out next time I'm at the library :)

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  2. I love your design for your temperature quilt, and I sure hope you can find the fabrics when you go back to the shop again! I'm currently reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and thoroughly enjoying it. My first read of 2021.

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    1. Thanks Wendy. Fingers crossed I find some at Spotlight next week. Thanks for the book suggestion. I'll have a look at the library next time I visit. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  3. I never set a book goal but I read whenever I can. I also have a book on CD in the car and one on my iphone to listen to while sewing. I need to get off of social media and step up the reading. My blood pressure would probably go down!

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    1. I hear ya! If only I spent as much time reading as I do flicking through Facebook and Instagram, I'd probably be able to get through a couple of books each week.

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  4. Your temperature quilt is looking absolutely stunning...
    Hugz

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    1. Thanks Fiona. I spend so much time looking at the little individual blocks, so it's nice to see them all come together.

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  5. Your temperature quilt is lovely Anorina, I hooe you can get the fabrics you need. Good luck with your reading. I have set a challenge to read 100 books this year, two down lots to go!! Have just finished Obama, I can't remember the proper title, but it is about the 10 letters a day he read from people who had written to him. Was really interesting. Dymocks book shop recently put out a challenge sheet of books to read this year eg, book with a blue cover, Australian author, gives a different approach to reading.

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    1. Thanks for your Dymocks suggestion. I visited their website and took a screen shot of the challenge. What a fun idea! I might even try to inspire the kids to join in. Getting them to read when they were little was so much easier than it is with teens. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  6. This is beautiful, Anorina, and a great idea for a temperature quilt. One of these quilts has been on my list for a couple of years now. Yours is very inspiring ... <3 Pat

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    1. Thanks very much. I'm really pleased with how it's coming along. I'd wanted to make a temperature quilt and an orange peel quilt for a long time, so thought I'd make two in one.

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  7. How annoying that they have run out of the required fabric and so close to the finish line.

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    1. I'm going to check if my local spotlight has the fabrics in stock next week. Fingers and toes are crossed.

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  8. This quilt is amazing. Every yea rI think about doing something temperature related but being in lockdown it is impossible to get to the shops to look at fabric and buy what is needed. I could have just jotted down all the temperatures for a later start but know that my heart wouldn't be in it if I started later. Maybe next year.
    I always have a reading goal and record them all on Goodreads.com, this year I am aiming for 90 books.

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    1. It's never too late to start. I didn't start mine until March or April 2020. We're able to access historical temperature reports through the bureau of meteorology website (BOM) here in Australia. Maybe you can find something similar? Wow, 90 is an excellent challenge. Good luck!!

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