Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Daisy Chain Mystery QAL Fabric Cutting


 
It is here!  Time to start cutting our fabrics for the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL.  The cutting directions can be found at Little Bunny Quilts.  Alison has done a fantastic job at laying out exactly what you need for each quilt size (in a wonderful table), and each cut type is labeled with a letter for organization.


Here are my fabrics cut.  I have these awesome little letters from Cora's Quilts, but you can also find them at Fat Quarter Shop or other places.  I use them to help me stay organized, so I do not have to keep remeasuring to figure out which size each one is.  I'm excited to see how our cut pieces come together.

It is never too late to join the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL, hop on over to Little Bunny Quilts, and under the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL tab Alison has everything laid out for any visitor.

Piecing of Unit Block A starts in two weeks.  Will you be ready?

-Christina

Monday, February 18, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Yes!  I made it on a Monday!  Small victories, even though I missed last week's.  What have I been working on these last two weeks?  Well there has been a decent chunk I believe.  I have used almost 5 yards of fabric in the last two weeks, which I think is amazing!  I have finished the border on this quilt.  Next step is quilting, but that won't be until April I believe.


I was able to complete the 6th and final panel on this quilt, but I do not have a picture of it yet.  Next is a black border and then the braided border.  I have to see if I have any black fabric starched.  I thought I did, but it is going to be a hunt.


I also finished my Breakfast Club homework!!!  Early too.  I worked on step 5, putting the 4 patches into more 4 patches.  They turned out well.  I am halfway done with my February OMG, which feels awesome!


My goals for this week are:
1. Continue working on my February OMG, which step 5 is completed, now to start step 6.  I want to get the sashing completed this week, and start laying out the blocks that will be put together.  I can not wait to see these come together!


2. Get 3/4's of the way done with knitting the baby blanket for a co-worker.  She is delivering tomorrow, so I missed giving it to her before baby came, but when she comes to visit in about a month, I hope I can have it done and ready for her by then.

3. Finish starching fabric for the Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt Along (it has not been drying very well as it is so cold here).  Finish cutting and be ready for the first clue.  I hope you are joining us.  I will be posting my cut fabric tomorrow, so come back to see it.


4.  Continue to unpack and prep my house.  We have our first official guests over, that are not family, but like family coming this weekend!  I would love to organize and put away some of my sewing area, but we will see what happens, as it is a busy week, and I just hurt myself today.  It is going to be an interesting week indeed.

I hope everyone has a productive and great week!
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-Christina

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 6 and 7 2019

Let us see how this week went on the stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 14 out of 14
Days spent stitching in February: 16 out of 17
Days spent stitching in 2019: 46 out of 48
Success Rate: 95.8%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

I ran out of time to post last weeks numbers, so I just rolled it into this week.  I have been finding time to stitch every day and it is showing.  I am trying to be more organized, and know what I plan to work on.  I normally work for about 30 minutes or more if I have the time.  I hope a few things get done this year, and I'm excited to see things progressing.

My fabric usage is going very well!  In the upcoming weeks, fabric usage will slow down as I will be putting together blocks, but that is okay.  Progress is being made on my projects and I could not be happier.

Fabric out this week: 4.17 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 9.40 yards
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 5 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: loss of 4.4 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February 2019 One Monthly Goal


For this month, my goal is to make progress on a wedding quilt.  I want to finish step 5, which is make a bigger 4 patch out of small four patches and squares, and start step 6, which is sewing sashing together, and start on block construction.


This might be too much for me to get done, but even if I start making 1 of the 12 blocks by the end of the month, I will feel accomplished!  Good luck to everyone on their goals, I hope February continues to be a productive month!

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-Christina

Design Wall Tuesday

This last week I was able to finish panel #5, and I did start panel #6, but that will be finished at a later date.


I am loving how this is coming together.

I was able to pick out my fabrics for the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL, and you can find the blog post about it here.  I can not wait to see how this comes together.

I picked out my February OMG, which I will be posting about later tonight.

I did pretty well with my goals considering how sick I was last week.  (Sinus infection after a cold)
My goals for this week are:
1. Start on my February OMG, which is to make progress on a wedding quilt.  I hope to get the four patches sewn to squares this week.  Maybe, even start sewing the four patches into bigger four patches after ironing.


2. Get 3/4's of the way done with knitting the baby blanket for a co-worker.  I made some progress last week by getting to the halfway mark.  Now it is just the downhill slope.

3. Starch fabric for the Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt Along.  Cutting will be here before I know it, and I want to be prepared.


4.  Organize my sewing area, I need to sanitize the drawers for the units I will be using, and start putting tools into them, plus using the storage ideas I have bought already.  I will also be able to set up the closet with my plastic tubs of fabric, so that will nice to start getting organized.  Maybe even move in a bookcase I plan to use.  We will see what I have time for!

I hope everyone is having a great week!
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-Christina

Monday, February 4, 2019

Daisy Chain Mystery QAL Fabric Choices


If you have not heard about the Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt Along, it is okay, you are hearing about it now!  It is a free mystery quilt along hosted by Honey, Bunny and Doll Quilts over at Little Bunny Quilts.  Every two weeks for the next few months we will get a clue on how a new pattern will go together.  Just hop on over, and you can pick your fabrics based on the four different sizes that will be presented!

I am sharing my fabric choices.  I am aiming to make the queen, but realistically I will be able to create the throw during the quilt along.


My fabric choices are above.  The red and yellow floral print is my focal fabric.  My accent are the blues on the right as they accent my focal fabric pretty well.  The backgrounds I'm using are the cream/white scrappy fabrics.  The assorted scraps I have chosen are the purple, grey and brown fabrics.  I'm excited to see how this turns out.  I hope you will join us and follow along.

-Christina

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 5 2019

Let us see how this week went on the stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 6 out of 7
Day spent stitching in January: 30 out of 31
Days spent stitching in February: 2 out of 3
Days spent stitching in 2019: 32 out of 34
Success Rate: 94.2%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

I found time to stitch as it was my get away this past week while being sick.  However being sick and loosing my mojo caught up to me on Saturday.  I have changed projects and have found my mojo a little, but my hope is to find more of my mojo this next weekend.  To do this I want to work on my sewing area (after more of the house comes together) to get a little organized and unpack some of my quilting boxes, so hopefully I will have a little more normalcy/what I want at my finger tips again.  I think not having this, this last week really brought me down.

My fabric usage is still consistent, which is nice.  In the next few weeks I want to start experimenting with the fabric I have bought so that will be used soon too!  (I'm just excited I have not bought any fabric just because or for a new project that was not on the docket this year!)

Fabric out this week:1.11 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 5.23 yards
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 5 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: loss of .23 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Thursday, January 31, 2019

January 2019 One Monthly Goal Finished


Well I finished my January One Monthly Goal in the knick of time tonight.  I was able to complete four panels during January, which makes a total of five.  I will be doing a sixth panel to make it just a little larger, but that can come later.


I am really excited I got this done!  Now to think of what my February OMG will be.  I hope everyone had a successful month!

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-Christina

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

This past week I was able to work towards my goals, which included making panel #4 for my Scrappy Bargello Quilt, pattern by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.  I started on panel #5, but it has not been finished yet.  Can I get this quilt top done before the end of the month?  It is quickly approaching, and I think I will get at least 5 of my 6 panels done.


Over the weekend I also made progress on the baby blanket, I'm almost halfway done with it.  The baby shower was today (opps, they changed the date on me), so it will be gifted once completed.


My goals for this week are:
1. Finish panel #5, and start panel #6 on my Scrappy Bargello Quilt, and start to work on the braided border I plan to do.

2. Get 3/4's of the way done with knitting the baby blanket for a co-worker.  I would love to finish it, but I am trying to be realistic in my expectations.

3. Pull my fabric for the Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt Along, and prep my blog post to go live next week!  This is being hosted by Honey, Bunny and Doll Quilts at Little Bunny Quilts.  Once I do this, it will be time to starch fabric in my new set up for the first time.  I need to work out the kinks to have a smooth process.


4. Think about what my February OMG is going to be.  There are many choices, I just have yet to decide on one.  (This can be the toughest decision sometimes, also it is tough to admit the month is over already...)

I hope everyone is having a great week!
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-Christina

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 4 of 2019

Let us see how this week went on the stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Day spent stitching in January: 26 out of 27
Days spent stitching in 2019: 26 out of 27
Success Rate: 96.3%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

Wow!  I found time even with a busy weekend of picking up the last of the furniture needed for our house(!!!), and coming down with a serious cold.  I think my sewing corner is definitely helping with that because I want to come over and sew.  We installed a light over my corner and it helps light it up and improves my visibility.  I also love making progress on the quilt I'm working on.

My fabric usage is still consistent, but I did add for a quilt that I need to start working on.  The difference is not bad though, and next week I should have it back to a loss!  This is definitely keeping me honest and I'm interested in seeing what will happen over the next few months.

Fabric out this week:1.11 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 4.12 yards
Fabric in this week: 5 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 5 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: gain of 0.88 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 3 of 2019

Let us see how the first week of the year went on the stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 6 out of 7
Day spent stitching in January: 19 out of 20
Days spent stitching in 2019: 19 out of 20
Success Rate: 95.0%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

I am doing great at finding time.  Yes, I did miss a day this week, but the day got away from me, running errands and then going to a hockey game in the evening, I was very exhausted from a long day.  I am still above 90% so I am very happy, and I hope there are only a few days I miss throughout the year.  Only time will tell right now.

My fabric usage went pretty well, even with missing a day.  I might be gaining more fabric next week, but it will be bought with a purpose for some quilts I will be making this year, or at least starting.

Fabric out this week:1.90 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 3.01 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 0 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: loss of 3.01 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina