Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Not much happening

Busy week, and not feeling great.
The oak pollen is high and I am feeling it.
DD is not feeling great either.
We did go to Painting with a Twist SOS Class
DD finished her painting.
 I love it!!! 
I helped work on the branches of DD's Owl.
She likes it better.
I fixed the beach on my Cape Cod painting.
I think this is my favorite of the paintings I have done.

Today is a long day, but I hope to get some sewing done this evening.
Time will tell.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happiness is Quilting BOM

This is my BOM for Happiness is quilting 

Come join us

Motivational Monday

13-19 March 2017
Still working through it. 
Done, but nothing exciting in it.
This had lots of fun stuff from Texas State.
Food is in kitchen, other things put in their places. 
Winter Solstice block
Sparkling Sampler in Red
Cat Swap Blocks
Ready to make a backing and quilt.
Work on Happiness is quilting.
Not much work on this one.
Work on Turtle Toy
Work on Car Organizer
This is a confusing one for me.
I have started to get the pieces all the way I need to, but it is far from done.
Finish Animal Applique

20-25 March 2017

Work on Car Organizer
Work on Turtle Toy
Work on happiness is Quilting Top
Quilt Cat Swap Quilt
Quilt Test Quilt
Winter Solstice block

Sparkling Sampler in Red

Design Wall Monday

This is from my bonus HST
I'll be making a pattern out of the book I picked for March.
Not many patterns in this book that I like, but this should be fun.
It calls for light/light HST and I don't have many of those, so I think I'll just cut White/WOW/COW prints from my scrap whites and fill in the areas.
I hope I have enough of the dark/dark HST to make this quilt.
I have lots of these 1.5" HST, so I hope it works. 
Modern Maze is coming along.
Since the previous blocks were done incorrectly, I am doing only a few at a time to see how many I can make. I suppose I could take the others apart, but if I don't have to..... 
My cat swap blocks are probably going to be this size.
I have one block that has buttons on it.
I think this is a cute baby quilt, so I need to applique or embroider the eyes on those 4 cats.
Will make a backing and maybe get it quilted this week. 
all my BOM/BOW blocks are on my curtain design wall. :)
I have one of each to make to get caught up.
Maybe tomorrow evening.
We shall see.
Check out all the other designs walls at Patchwork Quilting.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Animal Applique

Finished it. 
I need to make the pillow form before giving it away.
But, since i don't have a new owner, I'll wait and make the pillow form when it is time to share.


I don't want to swap blocks anymore.
That is where many of my UFOs came to be.
So, I decided I would join in on swapping postcards.
It allows for creativity, but not loads of time.
I received this one from Mary Lou 
This is my spring collection of cards.
It hangs near my computer. 
These are the ones I made. 
Nancie sent me this one.

I now need to make some for Easter.

Stash Report

Used this Week:                                            0.06 yards
Used year to Date:                                      40.23 yards
Total out of stash this Month (March)             .12 yards
Added this Week:                                          0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                      4.00 yards
Goal:                                                         100.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                              59.77 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                             41.06 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                    522
Perimeter in inches                                 1602
Number of UFOs finished this year:        7
UFO Yardage Used                                34.55
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              84%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            3

Re-started a couple of UFOs, but not finished as of yet.
Soon I need to go on a quilting marathon and just load and quilt these quilts.
One I'm waiting on a backing fabric to arrive.

Friday, March 17, 2017


Yes, there is NO reason I should have so many bags and boxes that need going through.
But, I am a clean up and put in a box or bag kinda gal. :(
I am slowly moving out of the studio and into the extra bedroom closet.
I still have paperwork to go through, but I get overwhelmed by it, so it has to be in small pieces.
This box will take some time going through it.
My plan is to work on it as I walk by.
It is sitting on a chair that is between the sewing machine and ironing surface, so I hope that means I'll get it done quickly. 
right off the bat, you see the music fabric that I finsihed a top for recently.
I can make 1-2 other quilts from this group of fabric.
I'm leaving it out because I'd like to work on it when I get the two done on the design walls. 
I have found floral stems - I've put away the floral stems.
Empty Cafe Vienna containers (I really need to figure out what to make out of these things) - I've stored them in the cabinet waiting for inspiration.
Shoes - they are in my closet.
Clay - it is in the craft cabinet.
More receipts- ready to be filed
More paperwork - sorted and ready to be filed.

 The second bag has mostly paperwork, looks like things cleaned out from my purse.
I did find some socks and such from the car.
The receipts are being sorted and filed, but not tonight.

Maybe one day I'll be able to say what my friend Tammy said - "I don't have any bags or boxes that I need to go through."
I am working towards that and hope it happens in the near future.
I can't sleep, so why not go through some of the box?
This is from Texas State.
Some of it was food items, some brochures DD will need for college, Kleenex were put with the others, pens and pencils in their places, & shirt in DD's room

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Turtle toy

I worked on the hand stitching of the shell of the turtle while headed to Fredricksburg, TX.
Got it together, but needed to get it pressed before the next step.
I will continue to work on this while in the car or waiting.
I like the looks of it so far.
I'm debating on whether to do the next step by machine or by hand.
This might not be finished this month if I do it by hand, but I can get everything prepped if that is the case.
I also worked on the older applique table runner.
One of 4 leaf stems is done. I've started on the second one.
Tomorrow I should be home most of the morning, so I plan on working on other things.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Modern Maze
I didn't get far when we left to deliver the purple quilt. 
My Cat swap quilt coming together
DD says there is an evil cat in the mix. LOL 
My design curtains.
I'm caught up on the blocks.
We should have another sparkling sampler picked this week for me to do another red block.
Wednesday is Pat Sloan's Winter Solstice block reveal.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Quilted a Tarleton Quilt

Couldn't get to this quilt all week long
So, finally got it loaded and quilted.
Finished it a little bit ago.
It's a pretty quilt, I love purple.

Scraphappy Red

I made Block G out of my red.
Now, I wish I'd used two different reds.
I don't like my star points either.
I had trouble with them.
Check out what everyone else was doing on Saturday at superscrappy.

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Mostly DD's stuff 

Lots of embroidery.
I sorted so I can use a bag and make a quilt.
Many quilts will come of these pieces.