Saturday, August 31, 2019

September UFO Challenges

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

 Elm Street OMG -   
DONE August - T-shirt Quilt #1

September - Bird of Paradise Table Topper

Get It Done 
February - #10  Orphan Blocks

March - #4 Tie One On

June - #9 Christmas Embroidery

July - #12 Pink Horse Quilt

September - #5 Courthouse steps panel

June - #10 yo yos

July - #1 Christmas diagonal

August - #9 Night Watch

September - Cozy Kitten Mystery
It's already finished, I'm happy not to add something else here.

January -#2 A Heritage Quilt

February - #109 Mr T

April - #101 - Miscellaneous Panels

May - #11 Bird of Paradise table runner

May - #111 Night Watch

DONE June - #7 Ann's NYE Mystery
DONE June - #64 Food Embroidery
July - #42 Courthouse steps panel

DONE August - #6 Animal embroidery

Front                                           Back

August - #54 Fall Quilt

August - #106 Mod Messenger Bag II

September - #12 Bloom

September - #39 Coloring Blocks

September - #112 Music embroidery

Motivational Monday

August - Baby girl clothing Quilt top

September - High School T-shirt Quilt #2

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.
59 blocks done.

DONE 4. Coasters

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.
I have the backing for both the quilts, and when I actually get the girl one done, I will quilted them one after the other.

DONE 6. Ann's 2009 NYE Mystery

Guild Charity Quilts

NBAQG Charity Quilt #33

NBAQG Charity Quilt #34

Two more to go.

Long Weekend plans

My long weekend plans were going to start yesterday, but I was called by a friend and we went gallivanting around.
We had lots of fun!

Had lunch at the Gristmill.
This was our view.
We saw and heard folks floating on the river.
The day was pleasant and we had a very enjoyable lunch and visit.
Thank you, Lorena for calling.

We then headed to the Cactus Queen Quilt Shop.

I bought some fabric for DD's apartment items.
It's the gold and burgundy on the left.
Burgundy and gold are difficult to find, so it's good to snatch some up.
I don't know what I want to do with the butterflies yet, but it is beautiful, and I had to have some.

So, I would like to spend today quilting some of the items I need to get done.
I know I won't get them all quilted, but I think I'd like to end the month finishing the quilting on some of them.

This is my list of quilts that need quilting:
1. Test quilt
2. CIL
3. CIL
4. guild charity quilt
5. guild charity quilt
6. guild charity quilt
7. guild charity quilt
8. Habitat for Humanity
9. Habitat for Humanity

Guess I'm having a quilting marathon.

I'll be headed out of town on the 8th, so I'd like to have these done before then.

I'll probably also do something like sew the plastic bag holder and maybe figure out a place-mat or two to make for the apartment.

I like to space the sewing and the long arming out to save my shoulders.

So, what are you working on this weekend?

Friday, August 30, 2019


Sunrise/Sunset postcard.
I love both times of day.

Second T-shirt quilt

I had troubles with this quilt.
It is one that didn't want to be made.
But, I prevailed and it is done.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Charity Bags

Friends attend the Grange quilting group, and I've been trying to get there, but timing has been off.
But, they are making these bags for the Amiga Ministries and I decided I'd make 2 for them.
Even if I don't get there, Lana will take them for me.

I spent most of the morning picking up and cleaning.
the studio is vacuumed and things are put away.
Of course, there is always more to do, but it is better than it was.

I'm transitioning into doing something else.

I'll take the T-shirt quilt with me and finish the binding while waiting on DD.
We need to take care of some of the financial things today.
She is done with classes at 330, so we will have to make it quick.

I'm working on the baby clothing quilt, but I need something else to do at the same time.

As it is, I have lots of long arming to do.
1. Test quilt
2. CIL
3. CIL
4. charity quilt
5. charity quilt
6. charity quilt
7. charity quilt
8. Habitat for Humanity
9. Habitat for Humanity

The charity quilts are about 5 hours of work.

I'm not sure how big the CIL quilts are.

The Test quilt is a large lap size, so not too big.

The Habitat for Humanity ones are larger ones.

I don't have any real plans for the weekend, so I'll be quilting along.

I also want to pull the new UFOs from the challenges and 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

2nd T-shirt quilt

It is quilted.
Now to make binding, trim and apply.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


My first try at making an owl.
I know I stuffed the ears, but they seem to have lost some of the sharpness.

making it happen

I finished a green pincushion and it is ready to mail. 
The chipmunk pillow is done, ready to deliver tomorrow. 
All the onesies have cloud ironed on the design area and ready to deliver tomorrow. 
The hexagon table topper from Days Filled with Joy is ready to take to DD on Thursday.
It was very easy, so if you want the pattern click the link above.
The banner has the bias tape on them.
It is not in one banner because Lisa is planning on using them around the room and this will give her some leeway.

I have one more thing I'd like to do today.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Design Wall Monday

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

Motivational Monday

18-24 August 2019

1. Clemens T-shirt #2 quilts to be done by mid/late-August 
Add final borders and quilt it.

2. Pincushion

3. Work on Baby Clothing quilt done by mid-August/September.
108 – 16 patches needed.
56 done

Found an additional box what had college stuff in it.
It is organized and ready to have DD take it back with her.
All the totes are packed and ready for loading.
Found two boxes of bathroom stuff from DD.
Most of it has been taken to her.

5. Quilt Test Quilt

6. Roommate pillows

7. ended up working on embroidery on onesies

25 - 30 August 2019

1. Clemens T-shirt #2 quilts to be done by mid/late-August 
Quilt it.

2. Quilt pillow for Lisa

3. Finish up the baby clothing embroidery

4. Pincushion

5. Work on Baby Clothing quilt done by mid-August/September.
108 – 16 patches needed.
56 done


7.  Quilt Test quilt

Sunday, August 25, 2019

August commitments

This is the updated status of my August commitments.
Note: this is the same list I've been using, so the changes are in a different color.
blue is the current update.
So many things to be done in August.
I've been given a later date on the baby clothing, which is a blessing.
I will continue to work on it, but am not so stressed out about it.
Other things keep popping up and needing my attention, so this list is actually longer, but I'm only tracking these items.
I've had another item added to this list, which is for DD's roommates for the apartment.
So, some things went to the back burner.
We also spent a couple of days moving her into the apartment.
I also forgot about the embroidery project for a friend, which is almost done.
So, not everything was finished, but lots of stuff was done.

DONE 1. Quilt previous test quilt and get it ready to take on the trip a week from Sunday to bind in the car. 
(ready for the trip)
(we are back from the trip and Interwoven is bound and on my bed)

DONE 2. Test quilt to be done by the 10th 
(finished the top, so I'm OK. I don't have to have it quilted)

DONE 3. Food embroidery should be done mid August. 
(I'm taking on the trip and don't see a problem with getting it done in August)
(Finished one of the columns while on trip, 2 more to go)
Top is quilted and binding is applied ready to stitch down.
Binding is done with label attached.

4. Baby Clothing quilt done by mid/late August/September.
(This one is the kicker because of how time consuming it is)
(Made a few more of the 16 patches while on trip 32 made)
(Continually making these blocks - 43 done)
46 blocks done.
56 blocks done.

5. 2 Clemens T-shirt quilts to be done by mid August
DONE 5a. (One is stabilized, cut out and sashing and border cut.)
First one is no problem to finish)
First one is done and picked up.
5b. Second one is on the design wall waiting to be stabilized.
Arrangement has been figured out.
Center and first border is done. 
One more border before quilting.
It is read to load to be quilted.

DONE 6. 2009 NYE Mystery to be done by end of August.
(It is quilted and ready for the car.)
(It is quilted and ready for label)

Sunday Stash Report

I sewed all week, but did more long arming for others than using fabrics.
All is good, I got some boutique things made, so that helps.

quilt paint create links to all our stash reports   

Used this Week:
3.85 yards

Used year to Date:
211.45 yards

Stash used in August
Added this Week:
25.41 yards
12.24 yards

Added Year to Date:
66.87 yards

New Goal:
300.00 yards

Yards to goal:
88.55 yards

Net Used in quilts 2019
 167.28 yards

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge:

Number of equivalent blocks:                     1321
Perimeter in inches                                  12221
Number of UFOs finished this year:                31
UFO Yardage Used                                    98.93
Amount of yardage used in UFOs                  59%

Number of Bobbins Used this week                3
Number of Bobbins Used this year              153
Number of Spools Used this week                   0
Number of Spools Used this year                  15

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

I sewed every day this week.

    Days of Stitching                                      97%
Number of Days this week                      7/7
       Number of Days this year                       229/236

    Days Organizing                                       97%
Number of Days this week                       7/7
       Number of Days this year                         229/236

Microwave bowl covers

These were made for Lily. 
These were made for Dee. 
Ashley has one of each of theirs with blue.

Great things for college students.