Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

The last two weeks have flown by, but I have gotten some sewing done!  I finished all of the stitch and flip blocks, all 276 blocks.  Now I have started to sew together the 4-patches that are all cut and just need to be run through the machine.


I am making progress on my September One Monthly Goal by finishing the stitch and flip blocks and working on the 4-patchs.  Once I finish the 4-patches I will be able to start on my stretch goal, which I might get some serious work done on this month!

My goals for the next week are below.  My first goal is to work on the back of Rev. Craig's quilt.  I would like to complete 100 4-patches, finish the side borders on the front and cut and pin the top and bottom borders.  My stretch goal is to finish another 50 4-patches, and finish 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 clean the kitchen, set up the patio, and work on the garage sale/goodwill pile.  My stretch goal is to work on unpacking the living room, and keep sifting dirt from our front yard.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 35 & 36 2019


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

Days spent stitching in the week: 11 out of 14
Days spent stitching in August: 30 out of 31
Days spent stitching in September: 6 out of 8
Days spent stitching in 2019: 248 out of 258
Success Rate: 96.1%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

I missed a few days in the last two weeks, I was either reading or we got home late and I just wanted to fall into bed as I was that tired.  We had some hot days plus humidity, which is not normal for our area, and it completely wiped me.  As I have gotten older I have noticed that the heat just beats me down.  Next week I am off to a great start so far, so hopefully I can bring my numbers up just a little more before the end of the year.  I'm extremely happy that I am still above 95% for the year!

Fabric in/out for Week 35:
More fabric went out then in this week!  That is a major cause for celebration!  It feels great to have been able to accomplish this feat.  I do know next week it will not be the same, but that is okay.  I am buying for two new projects that need to get done soon.  Sew one seam at a time.

Fabric out this week: 1.39 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 38.78 yards
Fabric in this week: 1.17 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 312.09 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 273.31 gain of  yards

Fabric in/out for Week 36:
I did not iron anything this past week, even though I finished a lot.  It will count towards next week, which is okay.  We went to the quilt shop and I found some end of bolt pieces that will be great for two baby quilts I need to make in the next few months.  I hope to raid my stash for the rest, if not I will be visiting again sooner than later.  I might need to change the difference by the end of the year from under 250 to under 300, but we will see how the rest of the year goes.

Fabric out this week: 0.00 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 38.78 yards
Fabric in this week: 15.28 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 327.37 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 288.59 gain of  yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Saturday, September 7, 2019

September 2019 OMG


For the month of September, I am returning to working on a Retirement Quilt for the Pastor at our church.  I have gathered signatures, pieces blocks together, put together the top, and cut out the pieces for the back.

My goal for the month is to get the last of the stitch and flip corner blocks finished.  I believe there are only about 70 blocks left.


Then I want to sew all of the 4 patches together that are matched and cut ready for sewing.


My stretch goal is to get the center laid out, start sewing it together, and square up all of the bonus triangles I have made.

I hope everyone has a successful month, and is able to accomplish your goals for the month.

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-Christina

Monday, September 2, 2019

Design Wall Monday

I have been productive during the last week, but no where near the weekend before.  I just didn't have time for a sew day.  But that is okay.  I was able to meet my goals.  I finished over 50 stitch and flip corner blocks, 61 to be exact.


It feels great to move this project along, and I have a feeling that this will become my September One Monthly Goal.

My goals for the next week are below.  I plan to focus on the stitch and flip corner blocks for the back of Rev. Craig's retirement quilt.  My goal is to finish at least 40 of the stitch and flip corner blocks.  My stretch goal is to finish them all, I only have about 60, but they all need to be started from scratch.  I also plan to spend a little bit of time trimming up the bonus triangles that have been created.


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 set up the patio, and work on the garage sale/goodwill pile.  My stretch goal is to finish going through the garage sale/goodwill pile, and working on unpacking the living room.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina

Saturday, August 31, 2019

August 2019 OMG Completed!


I finally finished a One Monthly Goal before the end of the month!  I am so excited.  You can find my goal listed here.

Vintage Rose saw a lot of progress this past month.  I was able to finish part B very early in the month, which is below.


Then I finished part D in class this last weekend, as I needed help with the top part.


During the weekend I also finished the last part of my goal, which was to start on the next section, which is part C.  I am a little over 25% done with this section, and if I can find some solid time sewing I could get it done pretty quickly.  Paper piecing is easy, especially when you have a steady rhythm down and you stick to it.


Now that I am done for the month, I need to think about what I can finish in the month of September.  I do have to take into consideration, I do not have as much sewing time in the month as I have had in August.

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-Christina

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 34 2019


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

Days spent stitching in the week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in August: 25 out of 25
Days spent stitching in 2019: 231 out of 237
Success Rate: 97.5%
My week runs from Monday to Sunday.

My success rate is creeping back up, and it feels great.  I love finding time each day, as it is relaxing and centers me after a long day at work, or weekend housekeeping.  It helps that I had several sew days this past week, but they were so worth it.

This past week I still acquired some fabric, one large chunk for a backing for a quilt, and they were having a sale.  How could I say no?  I have to use just under 25 more yards of fabric to meet my yearly goal of only having a difference of 250 yards in my stash.  As long as I do not buy too much more, I think I will be able to manage my goal.  There is another sale this week...we will see if I can resist temptation.

Fabric out this week: 1.89 yards
Fabric out, in 2019: 37.39 yards
Fabric in this week: 29.25 yards
Fabric in, in 2019: 310.92 yards
Fabric difference in 2019: 273.53 gain of  yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Design Wall Tuesday

This past week, I did not get to all of my goals, but I got a large chunk of them done.  I had a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing class with a certified instructor.  She is scheduled at the shop about once a year, so you have to come with questions or areas you need help on.  I did, and I got what I wanted done.  I got section D done, the top part is what I needed help with.


Then I started on the next section, and got about 28% of the way done with it.  This quilt is slowly coming together, and I can not wait to get it finished!


In addition to some of the quilting goals being met, I was able to finish finding furniture and placing it in the house, and went through the estate stuff from my Grandmother that arrived on Monday.

My goals for the next week are below.  I plan to focus on the stitch and flip corner blocks for the back of Rev. Craig's retirement quilt.  My goal is to finish 50 of the stitch and flip corner blocks, but my stretch goal is to get them all done.  If I get them all done this week, I want to start focusing on trimming the bonus triangles I am getting from these 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 set up the patio, and work on the garage sale/goodwill pile.  My stretch goal is to finish going through the garage sale/goodwill pile, and go through two drawers on the dresser I need to clean out. 

I hope everyone has a great week!

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-Christina