Monday, April 23, 2018

Motivational Monday

16 - 22 April 2018

1. Bind CIL
It is bound, but I found some quilting that the machine was crazy, so I need to take out some of the stitching and re-quilt part of it.

2. Keep working on studio

3. Under Tulle Post Card

4. Organization Challenge

5. Quilt T-shirt quilt
It is quilted

Tell me why I had a box that had crocheted gifts in it, marking pens for a quilt top, shampoo, leftover fabric and paperwork?
Anyway, they are all in their places and I can find something else.

7. Re-trace on background fabric and fuse states to the Map Quilt
As you can see, I've done a little bit more, but really need to work on this one.
I have not been feeling well, and been to the doctor twice in one weekend. 
Not a fun time.
Today is mostly to sleep it off.

8. Continue to work on Clemens T-shirt quilt
I almost have all the columns sewn together.
I need to get the top done.

Bad week. I have bronchitis and didn't know what it was until late Friday.
I was exhausted and got very little accomplished this week.

23-29 April 2018

1. un-stitch bad stitching on CIL

2. Keep working on studio

3. Post Cards
a. Under Tulle
b. April Showers
c. Hot Glue
d. Birthday

4. Organization Challenge

5. Bind T-shirt quilt


7. Re-trace on background fabric and fuse states to the Map Quilt

8. Get Clemens T-shirt quilt to top stage or more

Design Wall Monday

These are for the pillows.
I think that middle one needs an adjustment, because I don't like how off the bottom right is from the rest.
The two sections on the either side will be one pillow.
I have the other part of the one that is together ready to sew back together.
I think the three across the bottom will be either a roll pillow or I'll put one of the extras I have with it.
the rest of this T-shirt quilt is at the sewing machine getting the next column together.
Once I get the center done, I'll be making 4 stars for cornerstones on the border and then a plain border.
It is close to being done. 
Need to work on the states.
Maybe that is something I could take and do when I'm watching TV?
Linking to Design Wall Monday.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Stash Report

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Used this Week:                                            0.49 yards
Used year to Date:                                     113.10 yards
Total out of stash this Month (April               -3.81 yards
Added this Week:                                           0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                     10.50 yards
Goal:                                                         200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                               86.90 yards

Net Used in quilts 2018:                              60.35 yards 

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                  263
Perimeter in inches                               3196

Number of UFOs finished this year:            14
UFO Yardage Used                                51.75
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              86%

Number of Bobbins Used this week          8

Number of Bobbins Used this year          76
Number of Spools Used this week            0
Number of Spools Used this year            20

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

Days of Stitching                                      95%
Number of Days this week                       6/7
Number of Days this year                       111/106

Days Organizing                                       94%
Number of Days this week                       5/7
Number of Days this year                        111/104

Well, got sick this week and managed to stitch most days, but didn't organize much at all.
Coughing with bronchitis is not conducive to accomplishing lots.
After all week, the T-shirt quilt is quilted and will be bound this week.

Saturday, April 21, 2018


Aren't they beautiful?
Pat did the blue moon on the top left
Nancie did the Batik wonder on top right.
Nancie also did the April Showers on the bottom.
I just love swapping with these wonderful ladies.
So much fun.
Thank you

Now I know

I am still quilting the T-shirt quilt.
No energy and it's a big enough quilt.
I was coughing so much I didn't want to run the long arm.
Finally decided to try for a same day appointment and got one late afternoon.
Yikes, breathing treatment later and lots of meds I was sent home.
It's hard to quilt with achy body, headache, sinus infection, oxygen level at 89% and coughing.
I ate and took the first dose of everything and went to sleep.
I still have a cough, but I feel so much better
I need to finish that last half of this short pass and then roll it to the end.
I hope I feel up to quilting it a few minutes a time today and then getting it bound.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Still quilting

It's been a slow couple of days.
Allergies are the pits.
why does it take so long?
Finding the space in the middle of the design that is not printed.
Most of these shirts are lightly printed, so it is not so bad to work, but still takes lots of starts and stops.
Plus, I'm not feeling all that great.
I have finished two of the 5 rows, so I'm making progress.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It's Loaded

Finally had the energy and time to load it.
Now to have DD stop have a crisis with her roommate and I'll be able to start quilting it.
I need to really clean the machine and change needle before I start.
wish me luck.