Monday, December 9, 2019


I made this ornament out of 2.5" squares.
I know now that I have to put the hanger on before the last round of stitching.

Secret Santa Gifts

Ok, not Secret Santa gifts for me, but for a friend that asked for some special items.
The favorite colors were red and purple.
She loves music
I made a candle mat, an ornament, two travel Kleenex covers and a set of coasters.
Anything she doesn't like, I can use for elsewhere.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

It was a good week to complete UFOs.
I made my 400 yards of fabric used.
I don't think I'll set another goal, so it will be gravy on top.

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Used this Week:
11.29 yards

Used year to Date:
408.98 yards

Stash used in December
Added this Week:
11.29 yards
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
77.62 yards

New Goal:
400.00 yards

Yards to goal:
-8.98 yards

Net Used in quilts 2019
 254.56 yards

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge:

Number of equivalent blocks:                     1945
Perimeter in inches                                  18469
Number of UFOs finished this year:                40
UFO Yardage Used                                  150.56
 Amount of yardage used in UFOs                  59%

Number of Bobbins Used this week                1
Number of Bobbins Used this year              239
Number of Spools Used this week                  0
Number of Spools Used this year                  27

Kate at Life in Pieces is doing the challenge of 15 minutes of sewing.

    Days of Stitching                                       98%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
       Number of Days this year                        334/341

    Days Organizing                                        95%
Number of Days this week                        7/7
       Number of Days this year                         325/341

Saturday, December 7, 2019

How Much Does it Cost?

Catbird Quilts has an interesting article on determining if you want to quilt for the public (or at least that is how I read the article)

I had always heard double the cost of materials, but she suggests that it is triple the cost.
Of course, that is probably because I was going off an older version.

This article does tell me why I don't quilt for the public.
I'm happy to do my own quilting and longarming for charity.

The actual cost of a quilt is why I don't give to many auctions.
I many cases, they do not even start the bidding at the cost of materials.

Go check it out.

Friday, December 6, 2019

NBAQG Charity Quilts

I finished two of the four charity quilts from the New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild. (NBAQG)
I made waves on this beach scene in blue variegated thread. 
This little bear quilt for leaves in the blue variegated thread.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Microwave bowl cover

Made 4 of these for the guild.
Now on to quilting the charity quilts.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

November Accomplishments

Finished in November

Microwave Bowl Covers
Hobo Purse
November Wreath
Christmas Wreaths
Christmas Tree skirt
FAL Q4 & MM: Baby Boy Quilt
Christmas Placemats
Christmas Table Topper
Christmas Microwave bowl potholders
Kleenex Covers

UFOs completed

(38) Christmas Tree Skirt
(39) Baby Boy Clothing Quilt