Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August UFO Challenges

This is a summary of the 2019 UFO Challenges I'm part of.

 Elm Street OMG -   

July - Stabilize Baby Clothing

August - T-shirt Quilt #1

Get It Done 

February - #10  Orphan Blocks

March - #4 Tie One On

June - #9 Christmas Embroidery

July - #12 Pink Horse Quilt

August - #1 Miscellaneous Fall Blocks - done already

June - #10 yo yos

July - #1 Christmas diagonal

August - #9 Night Watch

January -#2 A Heritage Quilt

February - #109 Mr T

April - #101 - Miscellaneous Panels

May - #11 Bird of Paradise table runner

May - #111 Night Watch

June - #7 Ann's NYE Mystery
top is done
Need to quilt it in the near future.

June - #64 Food Embroidery
Finally figure out how I wanted to set the blocks.
I'm working on it as a leader/ender.
Working on HST and Clue #3 right now.

June - #107 Mother's & Angels Embroidery

July - #4 Acorn Squash Tablerunner

July - #42 Courthouse steps panel

August - #6 animal embroidery

August - #54 Fall Quilt

August - #106 Mod Messenger Bag II

Motivational Monday

June - Zippered Bags

July - Baby clothing quilt

August - Baby clothing Quilt top

Finish-A-Long Q3

1. Baby Clothing - Girl Quilt

This girl baby clothing quilt needs to be finished.
I have stabilized and cut most of the clothing, and now need to sew them together.
I'll be starting with 16 patches and then assembling them.

DONE July 2. Acorn Squash Table Runner
The top is done, so it needs quilting and binding.

DONE July3. Tutti Frutti
This is from a class I took with Gail Garber.
It is finished.
DD helped me figure out what I wanted to do.

4. Coasters
This is a sample photo of coasters I need to make.
I need seasonal coasters made.
The batting is cut.
Some of the squares are cut.

5. Baby Clothing Boy Quilt
The top is done, but the girl one (it's for twins) needs done before this one.
Wish I'd known that before I started the boy one first. LOL
I just need to get the backing and quilt this one.

6. Ann's 2009 NYE Mystery

I'm making progress on this quilt.
It's 10 years old and I'd love to get it done.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

UFO accomplishments

Elm street Quilts has a challenge. 
This month I was to make progress on my baby clothing stabilization.

I stabilized and cut lots of clothing.
I only have 40 more to go, so I am counting my blessings.

Next month will be to see how much I can progress on sewing the pieces together.
This is where I am at right now.

Monday, July 29, 2019


I test for TQPM (the Quilt Pattern Magazine)
I tested a very large quilt named Interwoven.
This is the quilt that is on my long arm now ready to be quilted.

I think I'll be turning it on the bed and it will fit better.

Design Wall Monday

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

The baby clothing quilt is coming along.
I have 26 out of 108 that are done.
When I get 9 across on this, I'll put them together and hang the opposite direction.
Why? Because my design wall is wider than it is long. :) 
since I know what it is looking like and how it goes together, this is my leader/ender project.

I am getting the first set of HST together for this.
I also don't really know what I need because it is larger than the last one and has that funny center to it.
I'm fairly sure I have to make that center piece a bit larger, so I'll not be sewing anything to it yet. 
As I work on the cutting mat, I do one HST and pin it with the piece it goes on.

The main thing I'm working on is another test quilt to finish by the 10th, so it is primary and everything else is secondary for this project.

Motivational Monday

21 - 27 July 2019

1. Mom's embroidery

2. Work on Food embroidery blocks

I found photos from my retirement ceremony from 15 years ago.
I found lots of other things too, but that was the most important out of those boxes.
We went through at least 3 large boxes.

4. Test Quilt
4a. Cut out - Done, can't show a photo
4b. Start sewing together
I'm more than half way done with the blocks, now to finish and get into a top by the 10th

5. Baby Clothing quilt
I have 25 of 108 blocks done.

28 July -3 August 2019

1. Quilt last test quilt

2. Work on Food embroidery blocks


4. Test Quilt

5. Baby Clothing quilt

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Lots of sewing going on, but not very much finishing yet.
When I do finish, there will be lots to report.

quilt paint create links to all our stash reports   

Used this Week:
.15 yards

Used year to Date:
186.04 yards

Stash used in July
Added this Week:
3.56 yards
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
54.63 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to goal:
13.96 yards

Net Used in quilts 2019
 129.62 yards

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge:

Number of equivalent blocks:                        705
Perimeter in inches                                   11038

Number of UFOs finished this year:                28
UFO Yardage Used                                    90.14
Amount of yardage used in UFOs                  70%

Number of Bobbins Used this week                 2
Number of Bobbins Used this year              126
Number of Spools Used this week                  0
Number of Spools Used this year                  12

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

Days of Stitching                                      97%
Number of Days this week                      7/7
Number of Days this year                       201/208

Days Organizing                                       97%
Number of Days this week                      7/7
Number of Days this year                       201/208

Saturday, July 27, 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

Your can purchase the kit at Abbi May's.

Come join me on the adventure of Harry Loves Alice.
This is my Block #6

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

Small group & other things

I apologize if I'm not posting enough, but life is BUSY!

I have so many blessing and two of them are keeping me hopping. :)

Then, my commitments have all come together and I have too many things that need my attention right now.

I'm sewing 8-10 hours a day, which is great, but tiring.
It is wearing me out.

I'm trying to stay off the computer more and getting other things done.

Then, house things come to play and we have to get the hot water heater inspected after it was replaced, get a new screen/storm door because the other one is falling apart, get a new entry door to the garage because it is falling apart too, then the garage door opener is acting up, not to mention the plumbing.
I thought things were supposed to come in threes....that is more than 3.

But, knowing that I have to take time for myself, I did go to my small group and it was very helpful to me mentally.

Debbie was working on preparing her hand applique project. 
Her colors are soooo pretty.
She put a few together so we would see how nice they will be when assembled.

Lana was working on her Tutti Frutti. 
She has the piecing done and is assembling it.
They are so pretty and each one so different with the fabric chosen. 

I was working on my baby clothing and a test quilt.
I can't show you the test quilt, but I got 4 of the baby clothing blocks done.
The blocks are about half done on the test quilt.
The 4 blocks added to what I had done are on my design wall.

Today I'm working on the rest of the stabilizing.
When I get tired of stabilizing, I'll sew more pieces together and work on the HST for the food embroidery blocks.

I'll be working all day on these things and trying to sew like the wind.

So many things to be done in August.

1. Quilt previous test quilt and get it ready to take on the trip a week from Sunday to bind in the car.
2. Test quilt to be done by the 10th
3. Food embroidery should be done mid August.
4. Baby Clothing quilt done by mid August.
5. 2 Clemens T-shirt quilts to be done by mid August
6. 2009 NYE Mystery to be done by end of August.

There are other things that in the works, but I'm not focusing on them right now.

Add to that DD is moving into the apartment by the third week in August.

I think my August is going to be way busy.

I have stopped reading most emails because of my stress level.
I give myself a few minutes of a break and that is when I'm doing computer stuff.

Wish me luck.