Sunday, February 5, 2023

Stash Report 2/5/2023

 quilt paint create links to all our stash reports.

This is my first stash report for 2023

I was on vacation, and then I had surgery, so I've not finished much of anything yet.

I do have three UFOs that need to be finished with binding, so maybe some progress soon.


Used this Week:
0.00 yards

Total Used year to Date:
Donated fabric
0.06 yards
0.00 yards
Net Stash used in January
0.06 yards

Added this Week:
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
0.00 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to the goal:
199.94 yards

A couple of other fun facts are:
Prairie Moon is doing a 350-block challenge:

Total Number of equivalent blocks:
1
Perimeter in inches:
44
Numer of UFOs completed
UFO Yardage Used
1
0.06
Percentage of yardage used in UFOs:
100%

Number of Bobbins Used this week:
1
Number of Bobbins Used this year:
1
Number of Spools Used this week:
Number of Spools Used this year:
0
0


           

Friday, February 3, 2023

February 2023 Challenges

The year is starting slow, but I have great plans.

 2023 Challenges

All People Quilt 2023 Challenge

1. Arrowheads
2. Leach Pillows
January 3. Baby items for Ashley
4. Driesbach T-shirt Quilt
5. Memory Hexagon pillows
February 6. 
Pumpkin Table Topper
7. Baby Clothing Quilt
8. Double Wedding Ring, Bailee & Ethan
9. Ashley's high school T-shirt Quilt
10. Thanksgiving table topper
11. Squared-up test quilt
12. Off Kilter quilt

Stashbuster
January
#7 Baby items for Ashley
#29 Christmas Panel - Winters Eve
#12 bloom
#52 Fall Panel #1


January/February - Baby items for Ashley

Progress

Life took a turn, and I had to have TMJ surgery.

The preparation of it caused lots of out-of-house time, and then the surgery looks like it is going to take me out for a few days.

January was a bust for me.

On the bright side, I have most of my UFOs organized and logged. I still have a few more to go, but I did make progress.

There will be others, of course, but these are the things I immediately know I need to work on and will update monthly. 

 My to-do-list for 2023

1. Leach Pillows to use up the remaining T-shirts, I'll be making body pillows.

2. Memory quilt from Rob's shirts. I have the center done and need to add a border or two to make it a bit larger.

3. Second Memory quilt from Rob's T-shirts. They are cut and stabilized, so it should go fairly quickly.

4. Tammy's baby clothing memory quilt is almost finished. I need to cut more baby clothing and even out the boy and girl fabric. I made her two quilts with her twin's clothing. I am in the process of making her one with both boy and girl clothing in it. I use this one as a leader/ender, and it is growing. I've run out of the boy fabrics and need to cut more.

5. Donna's memory quilt or two, depending on how it goes together. I think I will be doing hers in a heart shape.

6. I'd like to make some memory teddy bears from Rob, Karen, Tammy, and Donna's leftovers.

7. Karen's hexagon memory quilt. I finished the hexagons and stitched it onto the background while on vacation, so it just needs to be quilted.

8. Larger hexagon pillow from the leftover fabrics.

9. Driesbach T-shirt quilt. They are cut apart and stabilized, and there are not that many shirts.

10. Hawaiian pants for Ashley

11. Hawaiian Applique

12. Hawaiian Sashiko

13. Quilt Of Kilter

14. Test Quilt

15. Baby items for Ashley's hope chest

16. Christmas Panel - Winter's Eve


Thursday, January 19, 2023

Organizational Challenges

Prairie Moom has challenges throughout the year.

January's challenge is

Organize your Notions 

They are all over my room, so who knows what I really have.

So, photos later.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Progress

There will be others, of course, but these are the things I immediately know I need to work on and will update monthly. 

 My to-do-list for 2023

1. Leach Pillows to use up the remaining T-shirts, I'll be making body pillows.

2. Memory quilt from Rob's shirts. I have the center done and need to add a border or two to make it a bit larger.

3. Second Memory quilt from Rob's T-shirts. They are cut and stabilized, so it should go fairly quickly.

4. Tammy's baby clothing memory quilt is almost finished. I need to cut more baby clothing and even out the boy and girl fabric. I made her two quilts with her twin's clothing. I am in the process of making her one with both boy and girl clothing in it. I use this one as a leader/ender, and it is growing. I've run out of the boy fabrics and need to cut more.

5. Donna's memory quilt or two, depending on how it goes together. I think I will be doing hers in a heart shape.

6. I'd like to make some memory teddy bears from Rob, Karen, Tammy, and Donna's leftovers.

7. Karen's hexagon memory quilt. I finished the hexagons and stitched it onto the background while on vacation, so it just needs to be quilted.

8. Larger hexagon pillow from the leftover fabrics.

9. Driesbach T-shirt quilt. They are cut apart and stabilized, and there are not that many shirts.

10. Hawaiian pants for Ashley

11. Hawaiian Applique

12. Hawaiian Sashiko

13. Quilt Of Kilter

14. Test Quilt

15. Baby items for Ashley's hope chest

16. Christmas Panel - Winter's Eve


January 2023 Challenges

It's a new year, and I hope to be more successful in these challenges.

 2023 Challenges

All People Quilt 2023 Challenge

1. Arrowheads
2. Leach Pillows
January 3. Baby items for Ashley
4. Driesbach T-shirt Quilt
5. Memory Hexagon pillows
6. Ashley's high school T-shirt Quilt
7. Baby Clothing Quilt
8. Double Wedding Ring, Bailee & Ethan
9. Pumpkin Table Topper
10. Thanksgiving table topper
11. Squared-up test quilt
12. Off Kilter quilt

Stashbuster
January
#7 Baby items for Ashley
#29 Christmas Panel - Winters Eve


January - Baby items for Ashley

2023

 Well, I was gone for the last part of December and just returned home.

What a vacation that was!

We left Texas, and it was 17 degrees, which is very cold for us.
We were delayed in Denver, but made it to Hawaii

We spent Christmas on Ohau on the beach.

This is Christmas Day.

We had a peacock for a visitor in the cabin.

We had beautiful weather.

We went to Hawaii to Oahu, The Big Island of Hawaii, and Kauai.

All islands are unique and wonderful.

I think we need a trip to Kauai by itself because I don't feel we saw much of the island in the week we were there.

I still need to download photos to my computer from later in the trip, so that will be another post.

I did some hand sewing while on vacation, but I don't have those photos either.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!

I'm excited about 2023.

I know I picked a word before the trip, but I'm changing it.

My word for the year will be ENJOY.

Enjoy life, enjoy quilting, enjoy the beauty around us, enjoy family, enjoy friends, enjoy exploring and enjoy the time we have left.

My focus for 2023 is going to be on my UFOs.

I had so many new starts in 2022 that I didn't get to my UFO challenges and the projects I love.

I missed all the excitement of finishing up UFOs.

So, I will still be testing for others, but I will be working on my own things, plus a few memory quilts.

Memory quilts have all been started, but I need to focus on those finishes also.

My Memory Quilt list is as follows:

1. Pillows for Leach to use up the remaining T-shirts; I'll be making body pillows.

2. Memory quilt from Rob's shirts. I have the center done and need to add a border or two to make it a bit larger.

3. Second Memory quilt from Rob's T-shirts. They are cut and stabilized, so they should go fairly quickly.

4. Tammy's baby clothing memory quilt is almost finished. I need to cut more baby clothing and even out the boy and girl fabric. I made her two quilts with her twin's clothing. I am in the process of making her one with both boy and girl clothing in it. I use this one as a leader/ender, and it is growing. I've run out of the boy fabrics and need to cut more.

5. Donna's memory quilt or two, depending on how it goes together. I think I'll be doing her quilt in a heart shape.

6. I'd like to make some memory teddy bears from Rob, Karen, Tammy, and Donna's leftovers.

7. Karen's hexagon memory quilt. I finished the hexagons and stitched it onto the background while on vacation, so it just needs to be quilted.

8. Larger hexagon pillow from Karen's leftover fabrics.

9. Driesbach T-shirt quilt. They are cut apart and stabilized, and there are only a few shirts.

So, yes, there are lots of memory quilts in the works. If I focus on those UFOs and have a leader/ender for something else, I should have many finishes in 2023.

I am still working on the quilt studio organization.

That seems to be an ever-growing project.

As I finish projects, it should open up spaces.

IF I don't buy much new fabric this year, it should be a good thing.

I only bought a couple of FQs on the islands.

My daughter wants a pair of wrap-around pants, so I'll be sewing clothing. Yikes.!

The pattern looks to be easy, so I'm hoping it works out.

This post is long enough, but I hope to be back soon.