Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I'm so excited

This has nothing to do with quilting.

We just found out that DD was accepted into the Masters of Social Work Program at Texas State University!!!!
Her Dad and I are so proud of her!

I had to share!


Something Mom Loves.
My Mom loved to read.
I made a mesh beach bag.
It has an open pocket and then a zippered pocket attached to the side seam
There are lots of pockets on the outside too.
It was a free pattern that was well written.
The one thing I had trouble with was sewing the bottom to the bag, but it worked.
I had mesh laying around and used it.
I kept thinking oh, these would be fun to make for friends.
I have a black mesh still in my studio, so only one more is being made.
I don't need to buy anything else for the time being.


2021 Challenges

  2021 Challenges

1. Cheyenne Grad Quilt
February 2. Oasis Cover
3. Scooter Bag
April 4. Tree genealogy
5. Stonehenge Pillow
6. Fish Bowl
8. Football Pillow
9. Patriotic Coasters
10. Jo's Club Blue HST
March 11. Ashley's Round Pillow
I now need to make the insides and stuff it.
I have one inside made and am stuffing it.
12. Memory Pillow/Bear

February # 80 Hive Mind
March #44 Crumb Fabric Totes
April #8 Ashley T-shirt quilt

January # 9 Round Pillow

February # 4 A Little Bit Shorter Tree
February #60 Flower Shop Quilt
March #10 August Table Topper
March #28 Christmas Card Caddy
April #7 Artic Wolf
April #73 Heart Embroidery

February - Ashley's Round pillow
March - Guild BOW
This is the finished BOW from my HCMQG.
It has been delivered to the Bride and Groom.
Hope they enjoy it.
April Chey - Grad Quilt

This is a new one for me.
She suggests listing 12 items and being able to change them if you want.
My list, as of now, is as follows:
1. Orphan blocks  


 I'll be working on these all year long.
My guild is doing a challenge with orphan blocks, so this helps that too.
2. iron caddy
February 4. A Little Bit Shorter Tree
5. Christmas - Nature Gift
6. Christmas Embroidery
7. Snowman Ornaments
April 8. Tree Genealogy
9. Quilter Wall Hanging
10. Rob Peter
11. Paris
March 12. Patriotic Coasters

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


 I have binding to do on two Habitat For Humanity quilts

The first one is finished.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Stash Report #13

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Used this Week:
8.59 yards

Used year to Date:
50.31 yards
Net stash used in March
18.43 yards

Added this Week:
0.75 yards

Added Year to Date:
11.08 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to the goal:
160.77 yards

Net Used in 2021:
39.23 yards

A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon
 is doing a 350 block challenge:

Total Number of equivalent blocks:
Perimeter in inches:
Number of UFOs finished this year:
UFO Yardage Used:
Percentage of yardage used in UFOs:

Number of Bobbins Used this week:
Number of Bobbins Used this year:
Number of Spools Used this week:
Number of Spools Used this year:


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

Days of Stitching 2021:
Number of Days this week:
Number of Days this year:

Days Organizing 2021:
Number of Days this week:
Number of Days this year:


I was home more this week and did better until my tummy was upset all day yesterday.

Quilting is more fun than Housework has us working on scraps.




Friday sew day

Working on some postcard swaps

Fixed the two blocks that I had messed up the placement of two segments.
Now, I need to get the rest of the blocks made so I can continue with the pattern.


Friday, March 26, 2021

Monday Design Wall

   I'm linking to

I found one of these embroidered and decided to go ahead and stitch them all out.
Now to find the emerald green fabric to match the thread and put it into a quilt.

The blue is a paper-pieced block that I am going to make the house as the back of the trees.
It will be a reversible mug rug.

It took me over a half-hour to restitch the one block and I have one more to correct.

I need to make most of these blocks.
all of the pieces are under the sample block.

I think this will be fun to make once I get the corrections made.


 I had some things from retreat that I didn't get to complete.

I made a couple of pincushions.

Table topper


Catching up on postcards.

This is the outer part of a floor pillow for DD.
I'm making the inners of it to stuff with all the leftover pieces of batting, fabric, etc.

I hope we are home for awhile and I can post more consistently.



The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild had our retreat and it was safe and fun.









Two of my friends joined the guild and joined us at the retreat.

This is the way my car looked before they got their stuff in it.
I wish I had taken a photo of the packed car.
We had lots less stuff in it when we came home.
I could see out the back. LOL

Our stop before the retreat at Lively Bistro in Salado, TX.

Lanica is a beginner and she completed this quilt top at the retreat.
It was so much fun having my friends with me.