Saturday, March 31, 2018

Postcards I received

Opposites is the prompt 
I love the way she colored it and the flowers.

It's too big

I have a king sized bed and look at how too big this is.
I have to do something different. 
Hanging on my banister.
It takes up the whole length.

So, options are to make two quilts out of it.
make one quilt and have all these extra pillows all around with the other parts and pieces.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Large T-shirt qult

I'm thinking I need to put something else in that third column.
It looks too bare.
I might be able to add one in there that is very narrow.
I'll wait until the top is together and see what it looks like then.

Car Quilt

My Irish Star car quilt is finished.
I need to wash it and then it can sit in the car for when I need my knees covered.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

April Stashbuster Numbers

I can honestly say that it has not been a good year for the Numbers Game.
That being said, I don't stress over it.
January and February were not good months for me, so that is expected.
This month the April Numbers are
#12 - blue and Beige rail fence.
I can't find it.
It might turn up, but instead of stressing over it, I'm going to replace it with #61 - fluffy Pillow.
Since I'm having troubles, maybe making it small will help be finish it.

The other number is #79 - Hummingbird blocks.
These are all cut, but no sewing done on them.
I hope I can put them together and use it as a leader/ender project.

While going through the box, I found a Halloween panel.
Halloween has lost any luster it had when Dad passed away on the 31st.
So, I am donating it and taking it off my list.

Let's Bee Social

Let's Bee Social has a link that helps when motivation is low.
You can see so many blogs with what they are working on.

This is a week that I'm working to complete things.
I won't meet all my goals for March, but I'll have made progress.
I'm happy with that.

I have my final quilt being loaded on the long arm.
It's the little Fall quilt.
I hope to get this done soon.

I also have the small Irish Star quilted and waiting for me to sit and bind.
Thread, needle and quilt are waiting by my chair.

Then, of course, I am working on the T-shirt quilt.
The bottom rows should be joined and sewn on the center today.
That will leave me doing the sashing for the top two rows and sewing on the center.
Then I tackle the two sides.
I'll know the correct measurement for the length of the quilt and be able to decide on the cashing for these to fit the quilt.
I might end up needing to use the extra pieces or embroider something. Time will tell on that.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

T-shirt Quilt

Been working on the T-shirt quilt
Bottom two rows are together.
I seem to be having some math problems, but I hope I've worked them out.
I should be able to blend with the quilting.
I'll sew these together tomorrow and then to the center of the quilt already done.

Design Wall Monday

Judy at small quilts and doll quilts have a design wall Monday link up.
Check it out.
Adding the coping parts of the T-shirt quilt.
It is coming together.
These shirts are half the ones on the column of the quilt after the others are all together. 
The 25 patches are for the pillow shams I'm making for the Irish stars quilt.
The other half of the shirts.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Motivational Monday

26 March - 1 April

I found a couple of bags to go through and put away.
Then, I actually put all the photos back up that were in a box in the entry way from when DH was painting. 
I'm not sure if they will need to be put away again, but they are where we can enjoy them for now.

2. Keep working on studio
I am tackling the flat surfaces and right now I'm not sure if I'm winning.

3. Continue shadowing for T-shirts
Finished Shadowing all the shirts, now to figure out 75.5" width and how long they are for each row.

Making progress with adding the coping strips.
I'm adding the same size pieces before going to the next size.

4. Organization Challenge
Flat surfaces need more help.

5. Postcards

6. Quilt Fiesta Quilt
It is done and bound, but I can't show a photo because it is a test quilt.

7. Quilt Marilyn's Quilt

8. Quilt a QOV

I didn't get the QOV done, but I did finish quilting my small Irish Stars

2-9 April 2018


2. Keep working on studio - put away bin of fabric, again.

3. Finish center of T-shirt quilt and start on outside columns

4. Organization Challenge
Flat surfaces still need more help.
Focus on the window seat and corner by window seat.

5. Postcards - blue Moon

6. Bind small Irish Stars

8. Quilt Fall Quilt

Sunday, March 25, 2018


I received a few postcards recently
Inge sent me this one from Berlin. 
Lorna sent this one from NC as a green is good prompt. 
A birthday postcard from Doni.
I love this postcard swap - getting fun, pretty cards. 

I have a "card line" by my desk and I hand the postcard I receive.
the patriotic one was from Elm Street Postcard swap. 
The flower is another Elm Street from Sandra in Canada.
Sue sent the Let's go fishing one. 
this is another birthday card from Alesia

This was from Mary Lou in Ontario.
The Easter egg was from many swaps ago. 
Tje red crayon was from Jeanette
The Easter Egg was from Sheree.
The fish was from Pat.

I can't post to Yahoo, so I'll just have to remember to post them here.

Stash Report

quilt paint create links to all our stash reports
Used this Week:                                            6.15 yards
Used year to Date:                                     112.35 yards
Total out of stash this Month (March            32.91 yards
Added this Week:                                           0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                       0.50 yards
Goal:                                                         200.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                               87.65 yards

Net Used in quilts 2018:                              52.60 yards 

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                  239
Perimeter in inches                               2480

Number of UFOs finished this year:            12
UFO Yardage Used                                44.90
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              85%

Number of Bobbins Used this week         11

Number of Bobbins Used this year          50
Number of Spools Used this week            8
Number of Spools Used this year            20

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

Days of Stitching                                      98%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this month                    81/83

Days Organizing                                       95%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
Number of Days this month                   79/83

I finished a quilt, but it was not a UFO.
Can't even show a photo because it is a test quilt.
barely got in my room a couple of days.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bob Bob Bobbin Along

I decided that I'd use up the spools of thread that I only a little bit left on.
I was making postcards, so I emptied 7 spools.
That is a nice thing.

I also quilted Fiesta and have the binding ready to work on while in the car for a trip to the Salt Lick BBQ.
I can't show it to you because it is a test quilt.

Scrap Happy

Scrap Happy blogspot has a link up of all the green things.

I've not really worked on the scraps of green either.
It's not been a very green month.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Marilyn's quilt quilted

Tammy made this quilt
I quilted it with hearts and loops.
It is so soft.

Thursday, March 22, 2018


I have a plan for the location of the shirts and the coping strips to get it to the right size.
I'm working through them by size. 
I am quilting this large quilt for Marilyn.
It is so soft and beautiful.
I am doing looks and hearts, per the request of the maker.

I'm glad to be working on things more steadily.

When this T-shirt quilt is done, I need to start a smaller one.
I also have the Fiesta quilt to quilt next.

Finished or not Friday has some great links.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Elm Street Postcard Swap

I do so many swaps, it was hard for me to figure out which were from this swap, but I did it.
the flower was from Canada and the Patriotic was from Pennsylvania.
They are both adorable and amazing postcards.
Thank you!

Elm Street Post Card Swap

My second partner was Susan and her prompt was "gardens"

Elm Street Post cards swap

I swapped with Tammy with a prompt of "colorful"

Monday, March 19, 2018

Motivational Monday

11 - 18 March

I finally got rid of my Franklin Time Management binders.
Some paperwork from 2004 and some from 2009.
It's time to remove them from around my desk.
I use my phone more for my calendar and notes go with the organization I'm working with.
Yes, I still have some items on the floor by my desk.
The one container with the clipboards have things I'm working on.
One day I'll finish all those tasks and will be able to remove that box.
One item is a trash can.
That will stay there.
The one on the far right is Mom's stuff and I hope to be able to file it next week.
The photo frame needs photos added to a SD card.
I just don't seem to get around to that.

2. Keep working on studio
Dusted my fan this week.
You forget how messy sewing is with 3 machines running.
DD used to do it for me once a month when she was home consistently.

3. Continue shadowing for T-shirts
Still working, only a few more and the measuring to figure out which ones go together.

4. Organization Challenge
Work on the flat surfaces around the room
I think I made a bigger mess.

5. Quilt Irish stars - green
Quilted and bound
So, I quilted the green one and decided to just do the other two.
I still have one small one to do for me.

6. Quilt Irish stars - purple

7. Quilt Lana's quilt
Quilted and delivered

8. Quilt Sandy's Quilt

19-25 March


2. Keep working on studio

3. Continue shadowing for T-shirts

4. Organization Challenge
Flat surfaces need more help.

5. Postcards

6. Quilt Fiesta Quilt

7. Quilt Marilyn's Quilt

8. Quilt a QOV

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Cute Little Baby quilt

Not a great photo, but this is from a customer.
Did little hearts and loops on it.
The batting she brought is what is under it.

Off to quilt another quilt for Tammy. :)