Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Covered In Love

This is CIL #13.
I love the colors in this quilt.
This is NOT my quilt, but one that Kat sent me to quilt.
It is quilted and I think I will bind it in a chocolate brown.
I meandered and did a BIG paisley in each block.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Motivational Monday

11-16 November 2018


1. Organizational Challenge - look up
sitting and surveying my studio, I find that all the challenges are down at eye level.
Well, what if this week we look up?
Above my fabric and craft closets.
What about the stuff hanging on the closets? 
Probably is filled with dust and do I want to add or change these decorations? 
I'm not sure what I want to do with this, but it could use some TLC.
So, look up and see what needs to be dealt with.

Only for one little area done.
I was not stable enough to do it without someone with me, so....

2. Quilt CIL#13
The quilt is loaded and ready to quilt.

3. Finish Bobbi's quilt
done and delivered

4. WITB
Taken care of, except for the box.
I need to see about returning a pair of headphones.

5. Stabilize baby clothing
Ready to be cut. 
Last bit to stabilize.

I'm also linking to GID weekly goals.


18-24 November 2018

I have lots on my list, but I'd rather have things I could do rather than go out on Black Friday.
DD wants to go out and I have no desire, so I think I'll suggest she and her brother go for it.

1. Organizational Challenge 
I didn't get all the thread things done a few weeks ago, and I bought new drawers for the threads in the bottom cabinet, so my challenge this week is to put thread into the new containers.
I'm putting like colors together.
Pick something you didn't get done and work on it.
2. WITB
3. Quilt CIL #14
4. Continue working on baby clothing quilt
5.  Quilt a guild quilt #1
6. Quilting trip was cancelled
Put away all collected projects.
7. Clean Embroidery Machine
8. Winter Post cards
9. Make a small dresser scarf for dorm



Sunday, November 18, 2018

the quilt pattern magagzine


I tested a pattern for TQPM and it is being published in December.
 Looking Lovely Eyeglass Case
 
This was one of those easy projects and the instructions were great.
I used an orphan block.

Stash Report

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Used this Week:                                              3.09 yards
Used year to Date:                                      219.63 yards
Total out of stash this Month (November)        10.72 yards
Added this Week:                                            0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                      50.25 yards
New Goal:                                                   250.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                30.37 yards

Net Used in quilts 2018:                             192.17
 yards 

A couple of other fun facts are:
Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                1468
Perimeter in inches                             19304

Number of UFOs finished this year:            38
UFO Yardage Used                              143.24
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              75%

Number of Bobbins Used this week            7

Number of Bobbins Used this year          179
Number of Spools Used this week              1
Number of Spools Used this year              44

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

Days of Stitching                                      84%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                       275/328

Days Organizing                                       92%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                        301/328

20 minute challenge                               26%
Number of Days this week                     4/7
Number of days this year                      37/140

Thursday, November 15, 2018

cherry Blossom

It is done.
I love the chocolate brown binding. It just adds to the quilt.

Wonderful gift

I received a box today and look what was in it.
Thank you, Kayenderes for all the beautiful items.
The workmanship is simply amazing.
I will cherish these always.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cherry Blossom

It is quilted and is very pretty. 
Ready for me to sit and watch Christmas movies while I bind this monster.
With all the embroidery work, it is heavy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Design Wall Monday

I'm linking to Small Quilts Doll Quilt's Design Wall Monday.
The improv quilt is still on the design wall.
I am going to make it a baby sized and share with the deputies office here.
Not my idea of a great quilt, but I think a kid might like the colors and be able to find similar things in it. 
Quilting the Cherry Blossom quilt.
I'm amazed at how poorly this other quilter put it together.
It is a shame.
I do believe the owner should request some of her money be returned.
She told me not to fix the problems and it is killing me not to.
But, I am trying to fix some while quilting it.
Not everything quilts out.
But, I hope to have it quilted tonight or tomorrow morning and get the binding on by Friday.

Monday, November 12, 2018

coasters

So, I am dealing with a headache.
So, what do you do when you don't want to think, but want to sew?
Make coasters, of course.
These are thanksgiving type of coasters.
44 to be exact.
Some are 4.5" and some are 5" batting.

Cherry Blossom

As I was loading it, I noticed the previous quilter did not finish off this seam.
I truly think she added the cornerstones after the quilt was put together.
Why?
Picking thread is so much fun.
I was thinking white, but I do think this light pink will be more fun. 
Running around with a headache today, so I'm not going to start it until the headache is gone.
Maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Problem quilt

I don't understand why someone would leave out the cornerstones at the edge of a quilt.
So much more effort to make put them in.
But, that is what I'm doing.
This is my project until it is done.
I have the backing pieced together - plenty of yardage.
I have the binding  ready for when I get the top done.
So, it will be quick when I go to load it on the long arm.
I just can't get over how horrible it is to get the cornerstones in there.
the other problem in inconsistent seam allowance.
But, we will get it done.

Motivational Monday

4-10 November 2018

1. Organizational Challenge - threads
Sewing Machine Thread is wound and organized by color.
Organized again by color.
I really should try something different for the white and black threads.
Only a couple of things done in here.
I really would like a set of drawers that roll out.

Organized by color and thread wound around the spools.

I didn't get to the long arm thread, so as I use a color, I'm organize that drawer.

2. Continue to stabilize baby clothing

3. WITB
Mostly college student stuff, but found a lanyard I needed to repair.
It is repaired.
Found extra bags that I put where they belong until needed again.
Filing is done for all the receipts, etc.
Quilt magazines. 
I'm going to scan in the patterns I really like. 
I think there are only a couple for each magazine.
Baskets for the holidays and some Christmas presents I need to wrap.
I pulled the 3 papers (a different color for each family member that I wrap for).
Put all the pieces and parts away.

4. Quilt Lana's quilt
It's a Quillow

5. Quilt Lana's charity quilt
Quilted and bound.



11- 17 November 2018


1. Organizational Challenge - look up
sitting and surveying my studio, I find that all the challenges are down at eye level.
Well, what if this week we look up?
Above my fabric and craft closets.
What about the stuff hanging on the closets? 
Probably is filled with dust and do I want to add or change these decorations? 
I'm not sure what I want to do with this, but it could use some TLC.
So, look up and see what needs to be dealt with.

2. Quilt CIL#13
3. Finish Bobbi's quilt
4. WITB
5. Stabilize baby clothing

I'm also linking to GID weekly goals.

Stash Report

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Used this Week:                                              7.29 yards
Used year to Date:                                      216.54 yards
Total out of stash this Month (November)         7.63 yards
Added this Week:                                            0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                      50.25 yards
New Goal:                                                   250.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                                33.46 yards

Net Used in quilts 2018:                             145.84
 yards 

A couple of other fun facts are:
Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                1380
Perimeter in inches                             19228

Number of UFOs finished this year:            38
UFO Yardage Used                              140.15
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              74%

Number of Bobbins Used this week            6

Number of Bobbins Used this year          172
Number of Spools Used this week              2
Number of Spools Used this year              43

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

Days of Stitching                                      83%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                       268/321

Days Organizing                                       92%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this year                        294/321

20 minute challenge                               25%
Number of Days this week                     2/7
Number of days this year                      33/133

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday Football

My daughter's college has a home football game.
I am really selfie challenged.
We love halftime when the band performs.
Here is a YouTube of the half time performance.

It's a cold day here and the stands were really really cold and windy.
But, we were nice and cozy.
One already complete quilt for DS and one that needs binding for me.
What does a quilter do during a cold football game?
Bind a quilt.
This is what I had left when we departed after half time.
A better view of what was left.
It is now done.

The things that happen during football season....
DD left her band shoes at home (too long away to go and get).
So, she borrows a pair of shoes.
She wears a size 10 women's and these are a size 12 men's.
DD and DS are about the same size of shoes, and look at those.
I'm glad it was a modified shoe and she was not marching around in those and hurting herself or someone else.
Oh my.

Now to stitch out the label and get it sewn on the quilt.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Success

the binding is on and ready to hand stitch down.
This should be done this weekend.
Yea!