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