All posts by Pam the Head Rhombus

About Pam the Head Rhombus

I like quilts, cats, math, and science fiction. Not always in that order.

HtbaS – Episode 300

It’s the 300th episode of this crazy quilting podcast. We have it all – sewing, cats, books, hotel bathroom art, and more! I’m in between trips so haven’t gotten a lot of stitching in, but am excited for what’s to come in the upcoming months.

Books reviewed:

Today’s podcat was Nina, who has gotten over her snit and is glad I’m home.

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The Stitch TV Show – Episode 214 Audio Only

In episode 214 of The Stitch TV Show, Pam and Lynn talk about prepping for QuiltCon, how personalize quilts, and transforming precuts.

Our next Virtual Stitch-In is March 17, 2017 at 7 pm US Eastern!

This is the audio-only version of the YouTube video. See show notes, links to the various things we talk about, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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WIP Whoopsday- Slacktacular

Guys, I’m sorry. I fell of the face of the earth. It’s prep time for my Vegas conference, and the following week is the big project launch for a work thing, and then the next week I’m vacation. I will try my darndest to keep things moving and posting over here, but if you need a quick fix of “What is Pam up to?” just watch Instagram for more upcoming bathroom art and who-knows-what-else from my travels.

Also, I got stuck in traffic for two hours trying to get home yesterday, and if that doesn’t crush your spirit, I don’t know what will. The good news is at the end of it, I did get to a sew-in and spent some time with Marcia, my Singer Featherweight.

HtbaS – Episode 299

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I talk about an update on my hair (scintillating!), getting a quilt into the Paducah spring show (thrilling!), and what quilt projects I’ve been sewing and finishing (even more thrilling!).

Books reviewed in this episode:

Behold, my tiny star:

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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WIP Wednesday – A Full Array

Conveniently the #IGQuiltfest prompt for yesterday was “what’s on your cutting table”, and for once I had something other than a pile of fabric or a cat! These little gems are being sewn into 3 rainbow star blocks to go into a raffle quilt for an upcoming blog hop!

Stay tuned for a link over to the blog hop the first week of April so you can enter to win the quilt yourself!

Sunday Stash – Monumental

It was quite a productive week in terms of number of projects finished. Granted, three of them are quite small, but a finish is a finish!

First up is a pair of composition book covers for a school fundraiser.

I’m really happy with some quilting on this poppy mini quilt; this “Poppy Power” mini ended up 12″ square.

I also finished my Star Wars mini for the swap, and my small quilt for the Riley Blake MQG challenge, and just before writing this a donation quilt for my guild. More pictures of those to come later! Next up is the second magazine pattern for The Stitch TV Show, and THEN I finally get to the chair cover and pillows for my mom. Only three months late. 🙁

  • Used this week: 8.75 yards
    • 1 yd for composition book covers
    • 0.25 for The May The 4th Be With You Star Wars Swap mini
    • 1 yd for Riley Blake MQG challenge
    • 0.5 yd for Poppy Power
    • 6 yd for Green/Pink Charity quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 44.25 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: -5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 11 yards (25% of total used)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

HtbaS – Episode 298

We are nearing 300 episodes of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast! That would not meaningful in another non-base 10 counting method, so come along for some fun recapping of a bit of QuiltCon, the pile-up of sewing projects in my sewing room, and a review of Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth.

Related links from today’s podcast:

  • A dorky story from QuiltCon and our encounter with some sewlebrities
  • A near-complete list of quilting podcasts for those looking for other audio goodness
  • Today’s podcat was Morelli

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WIP Whoopsday – Sigh

QuiltCon was wonderful and exhilarating and exhausting all in one, and I will try to write about it over on The Stitch TV Show site. I make no promises, however, because…

Unfortunately I came back to work to a super busy time and I’ve not had energy to do much of anything outside of work.  Time marches on, however, and I did pull it together long enough last night to make the top for my Star Wars mini for the May the Fourth Be With You Swap.  We had to show progress on Instagram as a check in.

My picture is less than impressive, frankly, BUT I am liking the direction it’s taking.  As I said in the caption on Instagram, it’s going to come alive with the quilting! Such are the hazards of in-progress pictures.

The Stitch TV Show – Episode 213 Audio Only

In episode 213 of The Stitch TV Show, Lynn and Pam talk about plastic color theory, meeting Mark Sherman, quilting apps, and how to buy fabric for your stash.

Don’t forget our next Virtual Stitch-In is March 17, 2017 at 7 pm US Eastern!

This is the audio-only version of the YouTube video. See show notes, links to the various things we talk about, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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WIP Wednesday – Messy

Of course right when it’s time to head out of town I decided to “just get that one thing done”, while also doing laundry and packing and everything else. So here’s a charity quilt I started.

The rows are almost put together; my goal is mostly to get the top finished before I head out tomorrow for QuiltCon.  That will bring me to a quilt pile-up of FOUR tops ready to be quilt. I will think about that when I get back, though!