Sunday, October 14, 2018

Motivational Monday

7-13 October 2018

1. Finish Window sills test quilt

2. Stabilize baby clothing
3. Quilt Old quilt

4. Stitch out backings for postcards
I stitched out 10, maybe more
I still need to get them cut out.


5. WITB
There are other bags in this bag, so I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into.
but, I'll work on it this week.
I found some fun quilt books and a magazine that I'm making something out of.
Found a bag with lots of baggies in it.
they are now where all the other baggies are.
Does putting away the college kid's laundry count?
Seems she hasn't the time to do it when she comes home, so I put away 4 laundry baskets of laundry for her.
now I have some baskets to use.

6. Make pillows
Need to put them together.
Once I sit down to do it, they go fast.


14 -20 October 2018

1. Postcards
2. WITB
I think this one is going to be mainly the area by the extra bedroom.
I need to stop setting things there and get them in their places.
3. Finish Pillows
4. Stabilize baby clothing
5. Quilt Old quilt
6. Work on black fabric scrap drawer


Stash Report

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I worked this week, but I'm at the staging on the pillows, so there will be more usage next week.
I have a little over 8 yards to go to my goal of 200 yards out of my stash.
Less than 35 yards to go for items used in quilts.
I'm happy with my usage this year, and I have a few more months to go.

Used this Week:                                               .31 yards
Used year to Date:                                      191.93 yards
Total out of stash this Month (October)            17.02 yards
Added this Week:                                            0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                      50.25 yards
Goal:                                                          200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                8.07 yards

Net Used in quilts 2018:                             165.44
 yards 

I had a few finishes this week, so October is looking good.

A couple of other fun facts are:
Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                  994
Perimeter in inches                             16070

Number of UFOs finished this year:            32
UFO Yardage Used                              118.44
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              72%

Number of Bobbins Used this week            62

Number of Bobbins Used this year          158
Number of Spools Used this week              0
Number of Spools Used this year              40

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

Days of Stitching                                      82%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                       2340/293

Days Organizing                                       91%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                        266/293

20 minute challenge                               22%
Number of Days this week                     2/7
Number of days this year                      23/105

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fabric closet

This is the top part of my fabric cabinet that I keep all the Christmas fabrics in.
I organized and folded them this morning and found that I really have too many of the blue fabrics.
Time to find a fun pattern to use blue Christmas fabrics in.
I also found I have double knits behind them and netting and silky things.
I will find a place that wants them and pass them on next year.
I'm not quite ready to take the time to dig them all out and donate.

We were going to go wash DD's car, but it is going to rain all day and looks like it, so that is off the table and I can sew a bit more, or organize.

Hope you have a great day.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pillow tops

I have finished the tops and backs for 8 pillows.
I should probably go and figure out how many of these I need.
I think I ordered 24 pillow forms yesterday, so I need to have at least that many.
It is fun to use up my orphan blocks.
I'm trying to decide if I'm going to load some batting and use the long arm or just use the DSM like I've done with the others.
Probably just the DSM and get them done.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

100 things to do List


My 100 things to do list
ü  9/30
1.        
Piece block 7
ü  9/30
2.        
Piece block 8
ü  9/30
3.        
Piece block 9
ü  9/30
4.        
Sew 4 patches for Whimsical Windows
ü  9/29
5.        
Sew pillow sham into top
ü  9/29
6.        
Piece block 4
ü  9/29
7.        
Piece block 5
ü  9/29
8.        
Piece block 6
ü  9/29
9.        
Color Green on Whimsical Windows
ü  9/29
10.    
Bind CIL
ü  9/28
11.    
Sew 25 patches for pillow sham
ü  9/28
12.    
Cut 4 patches for Whimsical Windows
ü  9/26
13.    
Color red on Whimsical Windows
ü  9/24
14.    
Sew pillow sham star
ü  9/23
15.    
Cut more squares for Pillow Shams
ü  10/8
16.    
Make surprise block
ü  10/6
17.    
Quilt test quilt
ü  10/6
18.    
Make a Halloween table topper
ü  10/5
19.    
Make Kleenex pouches for PT receptionists
ü  10/5
20.    
Bind Sparkling Sampler
ü  10/5
21.    
Measure for cabinet under TV (17.75 w x 61 h)
ü  10/5
22.    
Stitch out set of postcards for Ashley & friends
ü  10/5
23.    
Load Test quilt
ü  10/4
24.    
Quilt Sparkling Sampler
ü  10/4
25.    
Pull fabric for 3 pillows
ü  10/4
26.    
Pull Fabric for 3 pillows (pink & green 9 patches,
ü  10/3
27.    
Put together into finished pillow shams
ü  10/3
28.    
Set crayon for Whimsical Windows
ü  10/3
29.    
Load Sparkling Sampler
ü  10/3
30.    
Stitch out Mohawk postcards
ü  10/3
31.    
Find Stashbuster October projects
ü  10/2
32.    
Sew test quilt together into top
ü  10/10
33.    
Sew whimsical Windows quilt top together
ü  10/10
34.    
Order pillow forms for donation (check sizes)
ü   
35.    
Quilt pillow shams
ü   
36.    
Cut out test quilt
ü   
37.    
Piece block 1
ü   
38.    
Piece block 2
ü   
39.    
Piece block 3
ü   
40.    
Color Purple on Whimsical Windows
ü   
41.    
Bind test quilt
ü   
42.    
Cut log cabin blocks for Whimsical Windows
ü   
43.    
Sew log Cabin blocks for Whimsical Windows

44.    
Load Whimsical Windows

45.    
Quilt Whimsical Windows

46.    
Bind Whimsical windows

47.    
Make Door hanger for Thanksgiving

48.    
Make Table topper for Thanksgiving

49.    
Repair quilt downstairs

50.    
Organize  Black scraps

51.    
Organize Green scraps

52.    
Organize Novelty scraps

53.    
Organize yellow scraps

54.    
Organize white scraps

55.    
Make Chicken pincushions

56.    
Make 3 pillows

57.    
Prepare pillows for donation

58.    
Make door hanger for Christmas

59.    
Make table topper for Christmas

60.    
Prep Baby clothing for cutting

61.    
Cut baby clothing

62.    
Finish last column for baby clothing quilt

63.    
Load old quilt

64.    
Quilt old quilt

65.    
Bind old quilt

66.    
Find cabinet for space

67.    
Clean long arm

68.    
Clean Embroidery Machine & change needles

69.    
Make Wolf Pillow for Ashley

70.    
Figure out pattern for Ashley T-shirt quilt

71.    
Cut out 3 pillows

72.    
Make 3 pillows

73.    
Review UFO list for what the next project is.

74.    
Design Wolf postcards for Ashley

75.    
Stitch out wolf postcards

76.    
Finish Wolf postcards

77.    
Take apart curtains to use fabric

78.    
Sew batting together

79.    
Embroidery Fall Towels
This is also under a tab at the top, but thought I'd pose what I'd accomplished.
I'm sorting to the top, so the numbering is a bit odd.
I'm making progress.