Saturday, April 29, 2017

T-shirt quilt

It is quilted and ready for binding.
I have done almost 2 sides so far.
This quilt will be finished in April.

Music Quilt

Finally finished the music quilt.
This was another UFO, so that is a good thing too.
Check out what others are doing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Friday, April 28, 2017

Weekend Quilt Retreat Goals

Retreat Plans
1.    Make batting for T-shirt quilt
2.    Quilt and Bind T-shirt Quilt
3.    Find backing for Purple quilt
4.    Start the sewing of the strips for the gray quilt
5.    Finish Winter Solstice Block

6.    Finish Sparkling Sampler Block C, which needs 3 made


Well, I made lots of progress today.
I finished the T shirt top.
I finished the purple GS top, 
but look at the mess scrap quilting makes.
My cutting table.
Then comes the floor around the scrap bins.
I tried to be neat and then..... 
I quilted the music quilt
The binding is ready to be hand sewn down. 
Today I have to quilt the band T-shirt quilt so I can bind it tomorrow.
Broke a Tooth last night eating a sausage.
Nothing hard to make that happen. :(
I'll see about an appointment today.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


One more strip and the purple one will be ready to quilt.
I need to figure out the backing for this one. 
T-shirt quilt top is done.
I think I know what backing, so as soon as the other one is quilted, I'll get this one loaded.

Big Give

My DD's YOSA (youth Orchestra of San Antonio) is having a challenge.
The Big Give  will be going on for charitable donations on 4 May 2017.
If you are of a mind to help talented musicians have a fabulous musical experience, please consider giving on 4 May 2017 for this event.
The added benefit for my DD is that the group with the most donations will receive an ice cream party.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sad Day

One of DD's parakeets died this morning.
I can't find a photo of Apollo

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


T-shirt quilt is coming together.
I and trimming the hst for the corners of the attic window.
I have lots of that lighter blue, so that will be the border.
I think I might try and get a think darker blue border around it to stop the window. 
I have the stars all done and need around 2" left to then cut and put the stars into the purple strips.
I think I have the needed strips, so maybe will get this top done tomorrow.
Will need to see if I want a last purple "border" around the piece.
I'll see how it looks tomorrow.

Motivational Monday

week of 17 April

Quilt 2 QOVs
Work on Winter Solstice
Work on Sparkling Sampler

Book It Quilt
T-shirts cut out for T-shirt Quilt

24-30 April 2017
Winter Solstice
Book It Quilt
Quilt Music Quilt
Finish T-shirt quilt
Quilt Book It Quilt

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sparkling Sampler Block B

Block B for my sparkling sampler.
We might only have 1 of the multi colored fabrics. 
This is all of them together.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Stash Report

Used this Week:                                                .03 yards
Used year to Date:                                        48.43 yards
Total out of stash this Month (April)             (1.90) yards
Added this Week:                                          2.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                      6.00 yards
Goal:                                                         100.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                             51.57 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                             51.27 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                    552
Perimeter in inches                                  2200
Number of UFOs finished this year:        13
UFO Yardage Used                                   44.57
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              87%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            3

Saturday, April 22, 2017


This mess was crafts, trash, filing, a little bit of everything.
I sorted it and then put it all away.

I seem to be collecting bags and boxes of things.
I find when I don't stay home very much that life takes over my space.

Winter Solstice

I'm using floral scraps.
I think I have a scrap problem.
There are so many floral scraps that I've not duplicated any fabrics. 
It's becoming a large selection.
I hope I have enough of the background.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happiness is Quilting

Remember the Happiness is Quilting BOM?

This is my block.
I love these fabrics.
The real block for this month - April

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Solstice Block

Finished one of them.
I have the pieces cut for the final one to be caught up with. 
All of them together..
Pal Sloan is doing the Winter Solstice Challenge

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Taxes are done

I've been crocheting some, and doing my taxes.
This is from yarn I had for some reason.
I don't have any girl baby gifts that are needed right now.
Taxes are filed, so now I can focus on my quilting again.

I made my maypole post card.

I received the easter Joy easter egg post card yesterday.
I have them hanging on a "clothesline" by my desk.
I have a few more to make for later in the month, 
Fabric postcards are fun to make.
I'm not nearly as creative as some of these ladies are.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Help needed

I would love to receive hearts or angels in 6 or 12 inch finished blocks to make a quilt for my Mom while she is on hospice.
Her favorite color is pink.
White background would be good
Comment for my address.
THANK YOU for all your support.

Hearts and Angels

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in helping me with a quilt for my Mom. She is in hospice and I would like to make another angels and heart quilt for her. The one I made many years ago is wearing out with the nursing home washing it in their hot water.
Thanks for any help.


Motivational Monday

week of 17 April

Quilt 2 QOVs
Work on Winter Solstice
Work on Sparkling Sampler
Book It Quilt
T-shirts cut out for T-shirt Quilt

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Motivational MONDAY

10-16 April 2017


Winter Solstice Blocks

I have another block cut out, but didn't get the HST made to finish it off.
I hope to catch up this week.

Work on Book It Challenge
I'm working on it, but the taxes took over my life this weekend

quilt Music Quilt
Work on purple GS quilt

I am slowly getting this the size it needs to be. It is about 39 inches wide so far.
I plan to make 3 more of the stars (they are another UFO).
I'll be cutting down about 15 inches across the quilt and adding int he stars.
It will become a nice lap quilt.

Sparkling Sampler
I didn't even cut out Block B yet.

Design Wall

No stash used at all last week.
I really need to quilt something on the long arm and finish something.
I have lots on the design walls.
Purple quilt is from my scraps and the star is one of the UFOs.
I will be using the other pieces to make 3 more stars.
After this one is a gray one and a blue one. 
This is a book it quilt I'm working on.
Not totally sure I love the colors, but it is also UFO embroidery pieces. 
I am going to use an attic windows pattern for the band t-shirt quilt this time.
I will use two blues to frame the T-shirts. 
Bad picture, but this is the next Winter Solstice block.
I hope I have enough background fabric to finish all the blocks. 
Winter Solstice and Sparkling Sampler on the design curtains.
After I file the taxes tonight, I hope to have more time to actually accomplish something.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Finished or Not Friday

I don't seem to be on the computer on Friday, so I'll post today.
This is my book it challenge quilt.
I'm using it as the leader/ender project post of the time.
I have another band t-shirt quilt to make for their silent auction.

I have many quilts that need long armed, so maybe I can get one of them loaded today.
Check out the other Finished or Not posts

Friday, April 14, 2017

slow week

It was a slow week for sewing.
A busy week for everything else.
I received the thread from Diane.
 Lots and lots of fun threads for embroidery machine and long arm.

My what's in the box had to be dumped to allow us to use the bag again.  :(
Lots of fabric and yarn and good things.
I'll be using the fabric for the gray quilt I'm working on. 
I finished a block from the Winter Solstice blocks.
Two more to go. 
 They are looking very pretty.
Last night I finished the egg collecting apron. 
Here is a photo of the two aprons
Adult and child.
I still have lots more to do, but....a little at a time.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Motivational Monday


Didn't do so well this week.
DD was ill and I was not in the mood. :(

2 - 7 April 2017

Winter Solstice Blocks
(Started working on one and am about half done)
Work on Book It Challenge

quilt Music Quilt

Sparkling Sampler
(DIdn't have the block pick for this one yet, so will be for the next week.)

10-16 April 2017

Winter Solstice Blocks
Work on Book It Challenge
quilt Music Quilt
Work on purple GS quilt
Sparkling Sampler