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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 23 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 6 out of 7
Days spent stitching in June: 8 out of 9
Days spent stitching in 2019: 156 out of 160
Success Rate: 97.5%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

I missed a day this last week.  I got burnt out and just needed an evening for myself.  Instead I just read.  That is okay, I believe there are some days where we just need a break from everything.  My rate of success dropped a little, but that is okay.  I am not where near perfect, and I am still above my goal of 95% for the year so far.

For fabric, I have fallen into temptation again.  I found some beautiful batiks on eBay, that were within my price range, and I thought of an upcoming project that has been on the forefront of my mind.  I caved, bid with my highest bid, and won some.  I had two boxes come, one this week and the other will be counted next week.  I have some major yardage to use before I am under 100 yards gained.  I am going to need to think on how to adjust my goal for the end of year.  I will definitely have an increase in my stash for the year, but how much is max I want to add?

Fabric out this week: .73 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 26.56 yards
Fabric in this week: 9.69 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 122.38 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 95.82 gain of  yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Monday, June 10, 2019

Design Wall Monday

This past week, I got the quilt top done!  I still have a border to put on, but I got the center done in time to present the unfinished project to our pastor during his retirement luncheon we had this past Sunday.


It felt awesome to get it done this far.  I also learned, I have a little more time, than previously thought, to get the whole quilt done, which is a sigh of relief!

So my goal this week is to cut out all of the pieces for the back of the quilt.  To complete this, I need to iron some more scrap pieces and then cut all that is left.  I hope I have enough white fabric, if not I will be at the quilt shop this next week so I can buy more if need be.  My stretch goals for this project is to start sewing one of the two units, and put 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 move the garage around, and to build and load the next two shelving units for my craft stuff.  My stretch goal is to get further in the garage and/or start in on our 3rd bedroom, which has been the dumping ground when we have guests come over.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

Friday, June 7, 2019

June 2019 One Monthly Goal


Last month did not go so well, as I was overly ambitious on my one monthly goal, and this month is happing up to be an overly ambitious goal too.  I had several sew days planned out during the month, and all except one did not happen out.  My sew day was only half a sew day too.  But we digress as we are marching forward.  This year is flying!  How did we get to June already?

My one monthly goal is to finish the quilt top I am working on.


And make the backing, which this is just the layout.  I am still working on the pieces for it.


And quilt it and get the binding on to present it to the recipient before he retires at the end of June.  No big deal right?  I better get to it.  The quilt top needs to be done by Sunday.  No time like the present to make progress!

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-Christina

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 21 and 22 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 14 out of 14
Days spent stitching in May: 31 out of 31
Days spent stitching in June: 2 out of 2
Days spent stitching in 2019: 150 out of 153
Success Rate: 98.0%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

In the last two weeks finding time has been pretty easy.  Having a deadline has helped, but also being motivated to sew a little or plan out the project I'm working on has helped too.  My success rate has stayed above 95%, which feels great, will I continue through the rest of the year?

My fabric, I am going to break it up into two weeks, as none has come in, but each week deserves recognition of how much went out.  Week 21, not a lot went out as I was doing a lot of prep work to layout a quilt top.

Week 21
Fabric out this week: .10 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 24.67 yards
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 112.69 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: gain of 88.02 yards

Week 22, I laid out the quilt top, and had some connecting pieces to sew into the quilt, which added to the total for the week.  I blew past 25 yards used for the year, which feels great.  The gain is still greater, but there is still plenty of time to push that done by the end of the year.

Week 22
Fabric out this week: 1.16 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 25.83 yards
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 112.69 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: gain of 86.86 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

Well it has been a few weeks since I did one of these posts.  In the past few weeks I have finished drawing out the back for the signature quilt and planning.  I can not go on without a good plan.  Finished all of the blocks for the front.  Laid them all out, and currently sewing them together.


This upcoming Sunday is the retirement party for the recipient of this quilt, with still a ton to do.  I hope to just get the top completed, and be able to present that.  Then I have to hurriedly work on the backing to quilt it and bind it, as his last day is June 23, and I have to deliver it on June 21.

So my goal this week is to finish sewing the quilt top together.  Seven rows are left and then sewing it all together.  One row at a time is my motto.  I would love to get the borders on the quilt also, but I'm trying not to over burden myself with what I want to accomplish versus what I will be able to accomplish.  I also love stretch goals.

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 clean up the guest room and prep the table to welcome guests over for the weekend.  My stretch goal is to move the garage around to build the next three shelving units for my craft stuff.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Daisy Chain Mystery QAL Final Reveal


Have you seen the final quilt layout?!?!  Isn't it wonderful!  I love it, and I love how my blocks are coming together.  Block B was so quick to put together, I was able to get two and a half done in the short time I allotted myself.


I also had to see how Block A would look like with Block B, and I love it even more.


To finish in time for the link up in a few weeks, I am going to use this as my leader and ender as I have a deadline quilt to finish.

If you love the look of this, check out Little Bunny Quilts, as the directions for the quilt are still up.  Check it out.

-Christina

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

These past two weeks, I was able to finish almost all of the blocks for the signature quilt!  Just 2 to go!  There are only 24 left to get signatures for, and a few members I am going to call.  So the kids will get to color about 15 of them this coming weekend.


I am focusing in on two projects this week.  The first one is to finish all blocks, and lay them out to start sewing them together.  I also plan to start working on the backing.  I need to finish drawing out my plan, calculate the number of each block I need, start to cut out the pieces, and start to make the blocks.  No pressure to get it all done...

My second project is the mystery Daisy Chain QAL, which has now been revealed.  Between sewing the top and back together for goal one, I want to be constructing blocks as I can not wait to get the top put together.  I love the design!


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 build 3-4 shelves for the garage, work on cleaning up the sunroom, and set up the awesome patio furniture we found.  That will be a treat to enjoy the fresh air in our backyard at the end of a progress filled weekend.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 20 of 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in May: 18 out of 18
Days spent stitching in 2019: 136 out of 139
Success Rate: 97.8%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

Finding time is going well, sometimes it is thanks to my husband as he encourages me to go to my corner, even on the few nights that I have laid down and just want to sleep.  I am pretty lucky.  He knows how much I love doing my hobby.  He also loves seeing the progress I make.  This next week I will have a full sew day and I am excited to have that time.

No new fabric came home with me, even though boy oh boy was I tempted on several occasions, but I stayed strong.  Fabric going out was a decent amount, decreasing the gain of fabric for the year, which feels good.  I hope to stay strong over the next week regarding fabric purchases, and keep using fabric within my stash.

Fabric out this week: 1.76 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 24.57 yards
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 112.69 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: gain of 88.12 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 19 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in May: 12 out of 12
Days spent stitching in 2019: 129 out of 132
Success Rate: 97.7%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

Finding stitching went well, next year I will not be this lucky, but I am enjoying it now.  I am still working with a quickly approaching deadline, so I am continuing my pedal to the metal motto.  I have one day chosen for a sew day, I hope to find another one or two with just a morning or afternoon free, but May is flying by!

I did not buy any fabric this week, so I feel like that is an accomplishment.  I did not give into temptation!  I made a sizable dent in my stash also, and it feels good to make some progress, especially squeaking under 90 yards gained!  Maybe next week, my fabric out will increase to 25 yards out?

Fabric out this week: 2.79 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 22.81 yards
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 112.69 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: gain of 89.88 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Daisy Chain Mystery QAL Block Construction


My blocks are coming along!  I have one for the queen size quilt done, and many more to go.  It makes me really excited to see these come together.  In two weeks we will see the final reveal and I'm excited, as I love the first block already.


Count down for the final reveal is started.  I have a feeling I am going to love it!  You are always welcome to join.  Check out Little Bunny Quilts and click under the tab for entitled "Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt" and you will find all of the previous week's directions.

-Christina

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 18 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in April: 30 out of 30
Days spent stitching in May: 5 out of 5
Days spent stitching in 2019: 122 out of 125
Success Rate: 97.6%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

Finding stitching went well, I'm working in overdrive as I have a deadline that is quickly approaching.  Pedal to the metal is my motto right now.  I just need to find a full day or two to sew soon.

I bought some fabric.  A large chunk of it was a kit, but so worth it, as I love the fabrics.  The other was for the border and binding on a quilt top I am working on right now, as I did not have a large enough piece for both of those items.  My fabric out increased as I feel like I did more sewing and ironing this week than just prep work.  Once this quilt is done and I iron a lot of what I have been sewing in the wings, I will have a huge influx of fabric out!  My goal at the end of the year is to break even.  Will I make it?

Fabric out this week: 1.15 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 20.02 yards
Fabric in this week: 10.5 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 112.69 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 92.67 gain of  yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

I'm happy I'm joining the party on Tuesday.  I'm happy to be productive tonight, and I'm happy that life keeps going.  This past week, I was able to finish another 36 blocks for the signature quilt!  Just a little under 100 to go!  One at a time will be made.


I also made some progress on my Daisy Chain Mystery by ironing and trimming some blocks, but not enough to warrant a new picture.

I am focusing in on two projects again for the week.  My first one is to completed 40 additional blocks, making them ready for signatures Sunday morning.  I want to finish drawing out and doing calculations for the back side of the quilt, and iron more fabrics that are starched and ready to be worked with.

My second goal is to finish ironing and trimming Unit C for the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL, and work on the new step that was just released yesterday!  We are putting together blocks, and the unveiling is getting closer!


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 finish the kitchen (almost there), build a shelving unit for our entertainment stuff, and continue to work on the garage, building two shelving units, plus filling them with stuff.  I hope to also work on our front yard as it is a mess thanks to the main sewer line being replaced last week.  It is so wonderful to have working plumbing again!

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

May 2019 One Monthly Goal


A new month, another goal.  This month's goal is to make all of the blocks for a quilt top, which equals to over 160, and then put them all into rows, 15 to be exact.  In addition, I want to start making the back of this said quilt, which means I need to start making the stitch and flip corners for some squares.


This is a lot, but I have a hard and true deadline quickly approaching.  I have 33 days to get a quilt top and quilt back (a pieced one) ready for a retirement gift.  Lots to do, but with a lot of determination and grit I will get my goal met, even if it is at the last minute.

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-Christina

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April 2019 OMG Finished


Yay!  I made it, on the last day, but that is okay.  My goal for the month can be found here.  It was to start making blocks for a signature quilt for the pastor that is retiring from our church at the end of June, plus start to get signatures, and figure out what I planned to do for the front and back.

Here are the blocks that I have finished:


In total I have finished 33 blocks, out of about 145.  All of these blocks are already signed, which is great, I just have many more signatures/messages/pictures to collect before the quilt top will be finished.

I was able to also lay out on paper the dimensions, and how I want the back to look at.  I still need to figure out totals, but getting a plan down on paper can be the hardest part.  (If you have not figured it out, I am a planner to a T!  My life has lists, and my husband has learned to live with them)


Now to think of what my May OMG will be.  Will I continue on this quilt, or will I work on something else?  I will share in a few days!

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-Christina

Daisy Chain Progress Link-up


It is time for the Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt Link-up to share our progress on our quilts.  I am making the queen size, so my stacks are quite large.  I still need to finish over half of Unit C, but I plan to get them done before a new step is revealed next week.


It is never to late to join, check out the directions for Units A, B, C and D, and look for the first block's directions next week.  I hope everyone is enjoying this guessing game as much as I am.

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-Christina

Monday, April 29, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Yay!!! I made it on a Monday to post this.  It feels good to be joining on a Monday.  Let us see what I was up to this week.
I was able to finish an additional 18 blocks for a signature quilt I'm working on, and I had a rush at church, so I ran out of blocks for people to sign!  Opps, I hope next week to make enough for everyone who wants to sign on can without having to come back.


I am focusing in on two projects again for the week.  My first one is to completed 30 additional blocks, making them ready for signatures Sunday morning.  I want to finish drawing out and doing calculations for the front and back sides of the quilt, and iron more fabrics that are starched and ready to be worked with.

My second goal is to finish ironing and trimming Unit C for the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL so I am ready for next week's step.


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 finish the kitchen (almost there), build a shelving unit for our entertainment stuff, and continue to work on the garage, building two shelving units, plus filling them with stuff.  We are currently getting our main line replaced, and our front yard is a mess.  Maybe Saturday we will start the clean up process for that.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 17 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in April: 28 out of 28
Days spent stitching in 2019: 115 out of 118
Success Rate: 97.5%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

Finding time to stitch went very well.  No issues were had finding time, especially with such a large deadline that is quickly approaching.  I hope to have a sew weekend soon, where all my time will be sewing.  It will be nice, now to pick a weekend.

Fabric only went out this week and it feels amazing!  Maybe this next week I will bump it up to 20 yards used this year, but I'm trying to be realistic, and I'm currently making small blocks.  I hope I can make it.

Fabric out this week: .89 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 18.87 yards
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 112.69 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: gain of 93.82 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

This last week has been very productive.  I was able to finish all of Unit D's for the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL.


I got half way to my goal of 10 blocks for a wedding quilt I am a few years late on.  I have seven to sew together, and a few to iron.


I also completed 15 blocks of 128? for the front side of a signature quilt.  I even got some signatures, and they are looking great!


I am focusing in on two projects for the week.  My first one is to completed 50 additional blocks, making them ready for signatures Sunday morning.  I want to finish drawing out and doing calculations for the front and back sides of the quilt, and iron more fabrics that are starched and ready to be worked with.  (By finishing all of this, I will have finished my April OMG!)

My second goal is to finish ironing and trimming Unit C for the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL.  Even if I make progress on these, as the stack is large, I will be very happy. 


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 finish the kitchen (almost there), work on tearing out the front planter box (small goals make the daunting task manageable), and continue to work on the garage, building four shelving units, plus filling them with stuff.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

Monday, April 22, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 16 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in April: 21 out of 21
Days spent stitching in 2019: 108 out of 111
Success Rate: 97.3%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

Finding time to stitch went very well.  It is very rewarding for me to see my numbers this high, as I know in a year or two I will be extremely lucky to find time to stitch each week.  For now, I am going to enjoy all of the time I have.

Fabric came in, but fabric went out!  Next week, my goal is to have over 20 years out for 2019.  I will slowly pick at the fabric difference, and by the end of the year I should have a loss.  That is my goal, and positive thinking will get me there sooner than none.

Fabric out this week: 2.86 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 17.98 yards
Fabric in this week: 10.39 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 112.69 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: gain of 94.71 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Unit D - Daisy Chain Mystery QAL


Have you been following along?  This week we are working on Unit D for the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL, hosted by Little Bunny Quilts.  I still have not figured out how it is going together.  That is part of the fun!

This week we made what will be come our border units.  These were fun to make, and easy too.  I had them done in a short amount of time, especially with some pedal to the metal.  I tried to be random about how I put everything together, but I know it will look great when all said and done.


In three weeks we learn how to start putting this together.  Have you joined in on the fun yet?

-Christina

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

In the last week I have finished cutting all of the pink triangles.  I am ready when I get some more yellow triangles sewn on.


And, I broke my machine :(  It has to go get a spa day, as there are a few issues with it.  One, I used the cutter too much and a piece of thread is stuck in the bobbin area.  Two, it does not always listen to my command and so I get a jagged stitch in the middle of a seam when it decides it wants to lift the presser foot and needle even though I tell it to keep going.  Three, it just needs a spa day as I have owned it for 18 months, and have not taken it in yet for its annual cleaning.


I have many goals this week.  My first one is to finish Unit D for the Daisy Chain Mystery QAL.  They are looking good!


My second goal is to continue working on trimming Unit C.  I still have a small pile to sew together too.


My third goal is to put together 10 blocks for D&D's wedding quilt.  It is easy chain piecing, and I'm excited to pull out my leaders and ender's project to help that along too.


My fourth goal is to put together 50 blocks for signatures on Sunday, draw out both sides of the quilt, and start cutting all of the pieces needed to the quilt.  I have a June 9th deadline, which is going to come up wayyy too quickly.


My fifth and final 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 finish the kitchen (almost there), work on tearing out the front planter box (small goals make the daunting task manageable), and make a decision about which company to go with for our little plumbing issue.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 15 2019


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

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in April: 14 out of 14
Days spent stitching in 2019: 101 out of 104
Success Rate: 97.1%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

This week I was able to find time every single day!  I think this will be the month that I find stitching each day.  I have still kept my success rate pretty high and it is increasing a little bit each week!  Planning out at the beginning of the week has helped me know what my goals for each evening are.  Even if I do not get everything thing I planned done, at least I made progress.  I'm still learning the size of goals to make for myself.

No fabric in! :) No fabric out :(  It has been a lot of prep work, and sewing, but I have not ironed anything that I have sewn.  Sometimes I hate ironing, and it seems like this was my hate ironing week.  Next week should be a nice big number as to what I have out, but I will get some in as I'm picking up fabric from a fellow quilt's stash for my April OMG and signature quilt gift for our pastor who is leaving at the end of June.

Fabric out this week: 0 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 15.12 yards
Fabric in this week: 0 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 102.30 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: gain of 87.18 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Friday, April 12, 2019

2019 Finish-a-Long Quarter 2


Quarter 1 flew by, and now we are in quarter 2.  I hope to finish some things this time, there are some actual deadlines I need to met this quarter so that will help.  I, of course, has added to my UFO list over the last quarter, but all were good reasons.  Let us go to my list.

1. Baby quilt for my Cousin's son who was born in the middle of January 2017.  My goal is to get it done in May as I will be seeing my family then.


2. Knitting a purple shawl - deadline long past, but I will use it in my office, especially when it gets cold and drafty.  If is a great knitting project to do in front of the tv.


3. Cross stitch Marriage record for C&T (late present).


4. Wedding quilt for C&T (late present, at least they know it is coming).


5. Handiwork (something I have been trying to catch up on for the last year, I just need to use one of my off fridays and sit down and do the minor repairs on most of the items).  The pile is getting larger each quarter.


6. Make rugs, this includes ripping what I've done out and restarting as I found a different pattern I want to use (belated Christmas gift...we won't say how many years late).


7. Charity Quilt top for Prayers and Squares at my Grandmother's church.


8. 2nd Charity quilt top for Prayers and Squares at my Grandmother's church (I started these before I got married, which means they are at least six years old.  I just found them in one of the last boxes I still have to unpack).


9. Wedding quilt for D&D (late present, at least they know it is coming, at least I hope).



10. Quilt for one of my Grandmother's (shhh, it is a surprise for her).


11. Mom's quilt (this one is even older.  I got the kit in college and got frustrated with it because my 1/4 inch seam was off and I was doing a horrible job at cutting).  It turns out I was doing just fine.  I just need to quilt it and finish it for Mother's day!



12. Wedding quilt for N&B (this wedding was last year, 2017, shhh, it is also a surprise).


13. Christmas Table Runner  (this was going to be a present, but Christmas Eve my cat decided to play with my soda on the table and spilled some on it, so I could not gift it due to running.  I tried to remove the stain, which did not work so it is all taken apart to replace what was stained, and now it is time to put it back together).


14. Second Christmas Table Runner (still to be finished for a Christmas present).


15. Bonnie Hunter's En Providence Mystery Quilt (I've printed all of the clues and my fabrics picked out, I just have to actually start on it.  I do love the reveal, and I'm considering making it just a tad larger to fit on a queen size bed).



16. Knit scarf for my husband.  He saw the scarves I made for my grandparents for Christmas, and wants a few scarves.  As a result I am going to get this one done, and have the other two made for next winter.  It is made with a simple pattern.  Knit stitch about 30 stitches across and then 70" long.



17.  This quilt will be for charity.  I hope to have it done for 2020's Hands to Help hosted by Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I am making it with purples and greens as the latices, and I just need to start.  It is going to be gorgeous I think.  Photo credit goes to Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


18.  There was a mystery quilt a long with Cora's Quilts called Gathering.  The fabrics are gorgeous and I have finished all of the cutting, I just have to put each step together.  It will be a throw size.


19. Supplement my blog post for the 12 Days of Christmas over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict by making a pillow. It will be a 14 by 28 pillow with three snowflakes on it. The snowflakes will be appliqued and quilted down. I have no picture, everything is cut out, I just need to execute it. I was not able to complete it for the 2017 blog hop, so I'm going to get it done and present it as a gift idea for this year's blog hop.

20.  Finish Sweet Tooth Queen size quilt.  Started as a Breakfast Club project, I want to finish all of the blocks and put it together.  It will be the first quilt I have made for our bed.


21.  Finish Sweet Tooth baby quilt.  I had left overs from the two kits I bought to make the queen size, so I decided to make just one of each of the twelve blocks and combine it into a baby quilt.  I think it is going to look awesome when it is done.



22. Chenille this panel of Mickey for a birthday gift. It has been layered, I just need to sew rows and finish it off.


23. Chenille this panel of Disney Princess for a birthday gift. It has been layered, I just need to sew rows and finish it off.


24. Chenille this panel of Dory for a birthday gift. I just need to sew the rows on it and finish it off.


25. Chenille this panel of Belle for a Christmas gift. I just need to put the binding on, and sew it down.


26. Chenille this panel of Belle for a belated Christmas gift. It matches the one before, the only difference is the minky on the back, and I'm sure the binding will be different. I just need to sew the rows on it and finish it off from there.


27. Chenille this panel of Little Mermaid for myself. This will be the last panel to be chenilled as I come last.


28. Finish snowflake pillow (shared at 12 Days of Christmas hosted by Confessions of a Fabric Addict).  This one I have hand quilted, and I love the look of it.  I hope to finish it before Christmas this year.


29. Dr. Who quilt, finish as I have started cutting it out. This was an intended gift for my husband on Valentine's Day over two years ago.


30. Natalie's wall hanging. The fabric has been picked out and the idea is in my head. I just need to put it on paper and figure out how to do the blocks as I do not have a pattern for it.


31. Storm at Sea quilt I started at the San Diego Quilt Show last year.  I have it all drawn out as to what I want to do, making it about 60" by 60".  This is the small quilt because I plan to make a scrappy teal/blue/green one that will be even bigger.  My Mom bought the templates, so I just need to borrow them from her to get cracking.



32. Proud Mary is from Splash of Color by Jackie Kunkel.  She was to come to the San Diego Quilt Show, however her class was cancelled.  All of my fabrics are picked out, I just need to finish ironing them and then start the cutting process.  


33.  L&B's Wedding Quilt is for when they got married in July 2015.  The fabric is starched, I need to finish cutting it out, and then start putting it together.


34. S&D's Wedding Quilt is for my sister-in-law and her husband, who got married in November 2016.  The pieces are waiting to be put together by English Paper Piecing (EPP), and the sashing squares are all cut, and starched, I just need to iron and put them together.


35.  On Ringo Lake the 2017-2018 Bonnie Hunter mystery that is absolutely gorgeous!  I have all of my fabric picked out and starched, I just have to get working on it.


36.  Meadow Mist mystery quilt was revealed at the end of 2017.  I have the fabric picked out, and I have since the start of it, I just have not had time to start on it.


37.  Scrappy Bargello was started January 2017 in a class with Bonnie Hunter.  I am currently working on the final border, which is a braid, so it will take some time.


38.  OSU Quilt #1 for my Grandfather who is an alumni.


39.  OSU Quilt #2 for my Mom, as she is also an alumni.  This quilt was originally meant for my Grandmother, but she has passed away, and I feel like it would mean a lot to my Mom to get the quilt intended for her Mom.


40.  Bel Canto is a mystery that was held at my local quilt shop for Strip club.  It is designed by Daniella Stout, and the reveal happened in December 2017.


41.  Baby blanket that is knitted.  I have casted it on, it is just buried in the my pile of projects right now.


42.  Moonlight Path's quilt along with Cora's Quilts.  Mystery took place in Spring of 2018.


43.  Pocket bags - set of 4 for personal use.  I have my fabric picked out, and it is on its way to me right now.


44.  Brown bag mystery quilt from Cupcake Quilts in Spring, Texas.  I have all of the clues, I just need to put it together.  (I have not peaked to see how it all turns out)


45.  Jelly Roll rug.  It was started in a class, and I still have yet to finish it!


46.  D&D's wedding cross stitch is a belated wedding gift that I am trying to get done for the happy couple.  I'm still on the first border, but I have made more progress on it even since this picture was taken.


47.  Champagne and Pearls quilt is for a class.  The class was cancelled, but I still want to make the quilt.


48.  Ispy quilt for Niece, which will be a birthday present.  All paper pieced, square in a square, with the Ispy fabrics in the middle.  I can not wait to see the secondary design comes out on this one.


49.  Drunkards Path quilt.


50.  Kingfisher QAL is hosted by Stitched in Color and Tales of Cloth.  The quilt includes EEP, appliqué and regular piecing.  I intended to work on this while away from home this last month, however life had other plans.  It will be a great evening project to wind down from the day.


51.  2nd Snowflake Pillow from the Christmas in July bloghop.  I needed to make another one to take progress pictures.  Now I need to finish it.


52. Sweater Weather is a quilt along with Cora's Quilts.  I bought the kit a while ago and when this was announced I knew I needed to try and follow along.  Maybe I will walk away with a finished quilt top at the end of the time?  I can try.


53. Paulie sweater is the first sweater I am knitting, and I want to finish it so I can wear it on those cool mornings at work.  I am loving the colors I choose.



54.  Daisy Chain Mystery, a mystery quilt along, we will see how it looks soon, as the final reveal is only a month away.  I can not wait to get this finished!


55.  Signature Quilt is for our pastor who is retiring in June.  I'm putting together a quilt with all of our well wishes for his happy and healthy retirement.  Deadline is June!


56.  Sandcastles is a quilt I started with Bonnie Hunter at the Mountain Quiltfest, which I had a blast at.  I can not wait to finish it, as I saw someone's and I want to finish it like them.


57.  Box Kites is the second class I took with Bonnie Hunter at Mountain Quiltfest.  It will be easy and fast to put together.


58. Baby Blanket is made out of that nice chenille yarn that is so soft and thick.  This is for a co-worker's baby who has already made their entrance into the world.  I hope to finish it up in the next month or so.


I hope everyone has a great quarter!

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