Tuesday, July 16, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 28 2019


Let us see how the last two weeks went on the stitching front.

Days spent stitching in the week: 6 out of 7
Days spent stitching in July: 13 out of 14
Days spent stitching in 2019: 190 out of 195
Success Rate: 97.4%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

I returned home from travel late, and the next night I could not keep my eyes open to do my 15 minutes.  So I choose to study my eyelids instead.  That is okay though, as progress is being made on some of the projects I'm working on.  I am still well above my 90% goal and I'm a little ecstatic about it.

No fabric came home with me while on vacation, which feels great.  I was able to trim up a few blocks that made a decent dent in the fabric out this week.  My goal is to have a max gain of 100 yards or less by the end of the year.  I have several quilt tops that I need to quilt, which the backings will make a big dent in the fabric out, however I might fall victim to Black Friday sales if I do not have certain fabrics/colors for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.  We will see what happens.

Fabric out this week: 0.46 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 29.12 yards
Fabric in this week: 0.0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 137.62 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 108.50 gain of  yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Design Wall Tuesday

The last two weeks have been busy.  I was on vacation for the last week, visiting family and enjoying some humidity and heat.  While on vacation, I was able to trim up some of blocks from the Daisy Chain Mystery that took place at Little Bunny Quilts earlier this year.


I started to trim some of the many bonus triangles I have created from the stitch and flip units I have been working on, and some from a different project.  I was able to cut down some scraps to put towards my scrap user system.      

My goals for the next week are to focus on two things.  The first goal is to work on the retirement quilt.  To make progress on this quilt I hope to finish cutting out strips for the 4-patches, and sew them together.  For the front, I would like to pin 2 sides of the border onto the quilt top.  My stretch goals are to finish cutting out the 4-patches parts matched to meet part of my One Monthly Goal, and to sew on the two border sides that I have pinned on.


My second goal is to finish the machine appliqué snowflake pillows for 12 Days of Christmas, being hosted by Confessions of a Fabric Addict!  I will show pictures on July 25, so come back then to see the finished pillows!


My third goal, which will continue to be a goal until it is completely done, is to work on unpacking our house.  Our goal for the week is to focus on making progress in many areas of the house, including building and loading the next three shelving unit for my craft stuff, filling, and cleaning up the guest room.  The stretch goal is to finish one of the rooms or all filling.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 27 2019


Let us see how the last two weeks went on the stitching front.

Days spent stitching in the week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in July: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in 2019: 184 out of 188
Success Rate: 97.9%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

Even on travel, I have found time to stitch.  It is a simple thing like squaring up the half square triangles I have or taking things apart or cutting down scraps, but all that work needs to be done eventually, and it travels well (if prepared).

While traveling, I have not visited a local quilt shop so I did not give into temptation!  I did buy some shirts, but I have not deboned them to put them in my stash, so they are not added yet.  Before I left, I was able to sew and iron some things, to increase my fabric out this week.

Fabric out this week: 1.44 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 28.66 yards
Fabric in this week: 0.0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 137.62 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 108.96 gain of  yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 2019 OMG


June was a bust.  I had a goal, and that goal shifted after it has been set for my OMG.  But that is okay.  This month, it will be 10X more manageable, especially with what I have planned.  I will be making progress on the back of this quilt.


My goal is to have a total of 100 stitch and flip squares completed.


And, have all of the 4 patches cut out.  Just like the first 100 and 9 in the picture below.  I need to sew more strips together, iron and then cut out about another 161-ish.


I think these goals are accomplishable, especially with me out of town for a long weekend, and the plan to work on unpacking and organizing my house when I get home.

Here is to a good month!
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-Christina

Monday, July 1, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 25 & 26 2019


Let us see how the last two weeks went on the stitching front.

Days spent stitching in the week: 14 out of 14
Days spent stitching in June: 29 out of 30
Days spent stitching in 2019: 177 out of 181
Success Rate: 97.7%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

These last two weeks I have found time to stitch.  It was found in some abnormal places, like a camp ground, while we were camping, or in a laundromat, I was still able to find it.

Week 25: I did not fall into temptation this week, and I did not finish any blocks.  That is okay, everything is a work in progress, and next week I'm hoping to have a decent size number.

Fabric out this week: 0.00 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 26.56 yards
Fabric in this week: 0.00 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 132.26 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 105.70 gain of  yards

Week 26: Ah man!  My local quilt shop had a wonderful sale, and I bought some fabric for a quilt I have on my docket to do.  It is okay though, I made progress on the fabric out aspect too this week.  Not as much as I wanted, but it more than it has been!

Fabric out this week: .66 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 27.22 yards
Fabric in this week: 5.36 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 137.62 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 110.40 gain of  yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Design Wall Monday

This past week was not as progress filled as I had hoped, but I did get some things done.  Such as a little over 25 stitch and flip corners, and cutting out 109 sets for four patches.


I have a lot more blocks of each type to finish before I can get the back put together, but I feel that I made progress this week.           

These next two weeks will be a little productive, in cleaning some things up.  I am traveling, so I will get some time in front of the machine, but most of it will be spent trimming blocks.  My goal over the next two weeks is to square up all of the small half square triangles up that I bring with me, finish 30 stitch and flip blocks, and sew more strips together in preparation for four patches.  My stretch goal is to get the borders on the quilt top.


My second goal, which will continue to be a goal until it is completely done, is to work on unpacking our house.  Our goal for the week is to build and load the next shelving unit for my craft stuff.  No stretch goal, as I will not be home much, except to clean the bathroom and some paperwork.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

Over the weekend we went camping, and it was our 6 year wedding anniversary!  We had a peaceful/relaxing time, which was really nice.  Our little camp site and the view from our "front door" for the weekend.

         

Before we left, I did make some progress on my previous weekly goals.  I did not get the borders put on the quilt top, but I worked on the pieces for the back.  I was able to sew some strips together for the 4 patches.


And I started sewing some stitch and flip corners on.

           

This week should be a little quieter, we do not have much going on (hopefully).  My goal this week is to really get the borders on the top so it is completed and ready to be quilted, and work on the pieces for the backing.  I hope to cut out the first 100 4 patches, complete 25 stitch and flip blocks, and mark the last of the smaller squares.  My stretch goal for the week is to cut out all of the strips for the 4 patches to figure out how many more I need, and complete 25 additional stitch and flip blocks.


My second goal, which will continue to be a goal until it is completely done, is to work on unpacking our house.  Our goal for the week is to build and load the next three shelving units for my craft stuff, and post some stuff to sell.  My stretch goal is to go through a basket of paperwork and clean up the guest bedroom to put some things away in there.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 24 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in June: 15 out of 16
Days spent stitching in 2019: 163 out of 167
Success Rate: 97.6%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

I did not miss a day this week, and it felt great to be back on the band wagon!  Projects are slowly making their way to completion.  I have loved seeing the progress, even if it is slow, each week that I have been able to accomplish.

For fabric, I fell into temptation a few weeks ago, but the last box has just arrived.  Then a coworker gifted me some fabric she found while cleaning out her kids' rooms.  Last, but not least I needed another yard of fabric for the white squares I was cutting, so I picked that up.  On a positive note, I did finish cutting everything out that I think I needed for the quilt back.  Because I was doing a lot of cutting this week, I do not have any fabric out, as none of it was sewn.  But in the next two or three weeks fabric out will increase significantly!

Fabric out this week: 0.00 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 26.56 yards
Fabric in this week: 9.88 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 132.26 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 105.70 gain of  yards (AH!!! I better get working on decreasing this!)

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Monday, June 17, 2019

Design Wall Monday

I feel like I have been productive this last week.  I was able to cut out all of the small squares and big squares for the stitch and flip corners.  I even started to mark the little squares, which I am over halfway done with.

           

My goal this week is to get the borders on the top so it is completed and ready to be quilted, and work on the pieces for the backing.  I hope to get a few blocks done, mark all of the smaller squares, and maybe write on some squares.  My stretch goal for the week is to get 50 4 patches, and 25 stitch and flip blocks done.


My second goal, which will continue to be a goal until it is completely done, is to work on unpacking our house.  Our goal for the week is to build and load the next two shelving units for my craft stuff, and to have fun on our camping trip and not worry about what I have to do at home.  My stretch goal is to go through a basket of paperwork and clean up the guest bedroom to put some things away in there.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina