Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Roommate pillows

DD's apartment is supposed to be a 5 bedroom apartment, but only 4 girls in it so far.
Of course, DD decided they needed pillows (after talking about the living area).
So, I made maroon and gold (school colors) pillows for A, B, C & M.
If and when they get another roommate, I'll make one for her too.
I just hope that she is not moving in on Friday.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Harry Loves Alice

My dear friend, Tammy, has a BOM going on named Harry Loves Alice.

“Harry Loves Alice” 2019 Free BOM Quilt Pattern designed by TK Harrison from

Come join me on the adventure of Harry Loves Alice.
This is my Block #7

for Harry Loves Alice.
Check out the BOM that Tammy has going on.

Monday, August 19, 2019

August updates

This is the updated status of my August commitments.
Note: this is the same list I've been using, so the changes are in a different color.
pink is the current update.
So many things to be done in August.
I've been given a later date on the baby clothing, which is a blessing.
I will continue to work on it, but am not so stressed out about it.
Other things keep popping up and needing my attention, so this list is actually longer, but I'm only tracking these items.

DONE 1. Quilt previous test quilt and get it ready to take on the trip a week from Sunday to bind in the car. 
(ready for the trip)
(we are back from the trip and Interwoven is bound and on my bed)

DONE 2. Test quilt to be done by the 10th 
(finished the top, so I'm OK. I don't have to have it quilted)

DONE 3. Food embroidery should be done mid August. 
(I'm taking on the trip and don't see a problem with getting it done in August)
(Finished one of the columns while on trip, 2 more to go)
Top is quilted and binding is applied ready to stitch down.
Binding is done with label attached.

4. Baby Clothing quilt done by mid/late August/September.
(This one is the kicker because of how time consuming it is)
(Made a few more of the 16 patches while on trip 32 made)
(Continually making these blocks - 43 done)
46 blocks done.

5. 2 Clemens T-shirt quilts to be done by mid August
DONE 5a. (One is stabilized, cut out and sashing and border cut.)
First one is no problem to finish)
First one is done and picked up.
5b. Second one is on the design wall waiting to be stabilized.
Arrangement has been figured out.
Center and first border is done. 
One more border before quilting.

DONE 6. 2009 NYE Mystery to be done by end of August.
(It is quilted and ready for the car.)
(It is quilted and ready for label)

Motivational Monday

11 - 17 August 2019

1. Clemens T-shirt #2 quilts to be done by mid-August

DONE 2. Clemens T-shirt #1 quilts to be done by mid-August
Done and picked up.

DONE 3. Food embroidery should be done mid-August.

4. Baby Clothing quilt done by mid-August/September.

108 – 16 patches needed.
46 done

Found all sorts of things that DD and I need to go through before the 22nd.
Lots of essential oils, an assorted items that might or might not go back to college.
Filed a box of paperwork and shred what isn't needed.

6. 4 guild quilts

7. Lana's quilt, still need to bind it

8. Quilt Test Quilt

18-24 August 2019

1. Clemens T-shirt #2 quilts to be done by mid/late-August 
Add final borders and quilt it.

2. Pincushion

3. Work on Baby Clothing quilt done by mid-August/September.
108 – 16 patches needed.
40 done


5. Quilt Test Quilt

Design Wall Monday

I need to make the outer maroon border and I'll be ready to quilt this.
I have the backing fabric and it is a fairly easy quilt, so I need to just focus and get this one done. 
Baby clothing quilt is coming along.
I keep moving pieces around because certain ones keep showing up next to each other.
I don't have to have this one done immediately, so I'm happy for that.
It will go together quickly at some point.

I'm linking to Small Quilts Doll Quilt's Design Wall Monday and Monday Makings.

Sunday, August 18, 2019


I finished the butterfly bag that was giving me trouble.
Front                                               Back

Food embroidery is finally bound 
I think this is one of my favorite UFOs I've finished.

Sunday Stash Report

I sewed all week, but did more long arming for others than using fabrics.
All is good, I got some boutique things made, so that helps.

quilt paint create links to all our stash reports   

Used this Week:
2.87 yards

Used year to Date:
215.24 yards

Stash used in August
Added this Week:
29.20 yards
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
54.63 yards

New Goal:
300.00 yards

Yards to goal:
84.76 yards

Net Used in quilts 2019
 158.82 yards

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge:

Number of equivalent blocks:                     1290
Perimeter in inches                                  11663
Number of UFOs finished this year:                30
UFO Yardage Used                                    94.57
Amount of yardage used in UFOs                  60%

Number of Bobbins Used this week               10
Number of Bobbins Used this year              150
Number of Spools Used this week                   1
Number of Spools Used this year                  15

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

I sewed every day this week.

    Days of Stitching                                      97%
Number of Days this week                      7/7
       Number of Days this year                       222/229

    Days Organizing                                       97%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
       Number of Days this year                        222/229