Monday, July 25, 2022

Design Wall Monday

As sad as it sounds, nothing has changed on the design walls.

Last week was the week of daily or sometimes twice daily doctor appointments.

Consequently, I didn't finish anything on my design walls.

 Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Design Wall Monday and Monday Making.


All the shirts are stabilized!
I am working on placement. 
I believe this is the width of the quilt, with maybe one more column.
All the rest of the shirts will be added to the length of the quilt.


I am having an ADD episode on the second design wall.
The top is a very old UFO that I added the burgundy.
It will have a blue border and another burgundy one.
I'm not sure what else will be done to that quilt. 😁

The red and blue one below is from a class I took.
It is a new start, and I want it finished.
The pattern only calls for that border of HST.
But I might do something else to make it a bit larger or just leave it as a table topper.

To the right of that is the second breast cancer quilt.
It will be worked on when these two smaller quilts are done.

Well, this might look a lot like last week because it is. πŸ˜”
This week is going to be only doctor appointments, so I don't know how much will be finished.
We shall see.

Stash Report 7/24/2022

 I was recovering from the QuiltFest on Sunday.

  quilt paint create links to all our stash reports. 

From My Carolina Home is doing a challenge on how much we use each month.


Used this Week:
0.20 yards

Used year to Date:
184.30 yards
Net Stash used in July
10.52 yards

Added this Week:
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
48.75 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to the goal:
15.70 yards

 
I made some bluebonnets postcards for a swap.
I also made labels for two quilts, but I don't have a photo of them.

A couple of other fun facts are:
Prairie Moon is doing a 350 block challenge:
The challenge hasn't officially started, but I like to keep track

Total Number of equivalent blocks:
573
Perimeter in inches:
97087
Numer of UFOs completed
UFO Yardage Used
10
33.84
Percentage of yardage used in UFOs:
35%

Number of Bobbins Used this week:
4
Number of Bobbins Used this year:
70
Number of Spools Used this week:
Number of Spools Used this year:
0
15


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

I was out of town but took some hand sewing with me.
I couldn't organize, so I missed a day.

Days of Stitching                                       98%
Number of Days this week                           7/7
Number of Days this year                     195/198

Days Organizing                                        99%
Number of Days this week                            7/7
Number of Days this year                      197/198

I got rid of some school supplies we don't need.
I'm sure I have more, but a little is better than nothing.

All my stitching is small.
I have one quilt loaded and hope to get it quilted so I can bind it on the road trip.

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

Everything came out of the scrap drawers.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Scottsdale, AZ

 I will be gone from home to Scottsdale, AZ.

The plus to that is I am taking my sewing machine.

When we need a break from the heat, I will be sewing.

DD wants to learn to sew, so I'm taking both.

The important things are already packed. 😍
Daughter's clothing and wall hanging bag.
My quilting bag
My to make for the new baby bag.

We are going to have fun there making memories and quilting.


Accomplishments

I had two baby quilts to make
This one was from fabric in my stash.
It's with a little less contrast, but I like the birch bark borders.

This came from a kit.
I wish the yellow and light green was a little darker, but I like this one too.
The light flying geese make it look like larger blocks.

Then, I embroidered some onesies with woodland animals.

 

Stash Report 7/18/2022

I was out of town on Sunday, but I'll post it now. 

Small Quilts Doll Quilts has us post about our stash usage.

From My Carolina Home is doing a challenge on how much we use each month.


Used this Week:
0.07 yards

Used year to Date:
184.23 yards
Net Stash used in July
10.45 yards

Added this Week:
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
48.75 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to the goal:
15.77 yards

 

I only made two dolphin postcards.
The color contrast was better for the bottom one.

A couple of other fun facts are:
Prairie Moon is doing a 350 block challenge:
The challenge hasn't officially started, but I like to keep track

Total Number of equivalent blocks:
570
Perimeter in inches:
96732
Numer of UFOs completed
UFO Yardage Used
10
33.84
Percentage of yardage used in UFOs:
35%

Number of Bobbins Used this week:
64
Number of Bobbins Used this year:
70
Number of Spools Used this week:
Number of Spools Used this year:
0
15


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

I was out of town but took some hand sewing with me.
I couldn't organize, so I missed a day.

Days of Stitching                                       98%
Number of Days this week                           7/7
Number of Days this year                     195/198

Days Organizing                                        99%
Number of Days this week                            7/7
Number of Days this year                      197/198

I had a great organizing week.
I got rid of my old girl scout stuff and a lateral file cabinet.
Then, I moved a dresser to the side where the file cabinet resided.
Now, I can get in the room and work in the closet.
I also hope to make some curtains for the shelving wall to cover up the clutter.

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

The background fabric came from one of the blue scrap drawers.

 

Design Wall Monday

  Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Design Wall Monday and Monday Making.   


All the shirts are stabilized!
I am working on placement. 
I believe this is the width of the quilt, with maybe one more column.
All the rest of the shirts will be added to the length of the quilt.


I am having an ADD episode on the second design wall.
The top is a very old UFO that I added the burgundy.
It will have a blue border and another burgundy one.
I'm not sure what else will be done to that quilt. 😁

The red and blue one below is from a class I took.
It is a new start, and I want it finished.
The pattern only calls for that border of HST.
But I might do something else to make it a bit larger or just leave it as a table topper.

To the right of that is the second breast cancer quilt.
It will be worked on when these two smaller quilts are done.

Well, this might look a lot like last week because it is. πŸ˜”
This week is going to be only doctor appointments, so I don't know how much will be finished.
We shall see.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Design Wall Monday

 Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Design Wall Monday and Monday Making.   


All the shirts are stabilized!
I am working on placement. 
I believe this is the width of the quilt, with maybe one more column.
All the rest of the shirts will be added to the length of the quilt.


I am having an ADD episode on the second design wall.
The top is a very old UFO that I added the burgundy.
It will have a blue border and another burgundy one.
I'm not sure what else will be done to that quilt. 😁

The red and blue one below is from a class I took.
It is a new start, and I want it finished.
The pattern only calls for that border of HST.
But I might do something else to make it a bit larger or just leave it as a table topper.

To the right of that is the second breast cancer quilt.
It will be worked on when these two smaller quilts are done.

Stash Report 7/12/2022

I was out of town on Sunday, but I'll post it now.

From My Carolina Home is doing a challenge on how much we use each month.


Used this Week:
10.32 yards

Used year to Date:
184.09 yards
Net Stash used in July
10.32 yards

Added this Week:
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
48.75 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to the goal:
15.97 yards

 
Two of the same panels with different flying geese.

A couple of other fun facts are:
Prairie Moon is doing a 350 block challenge:
The challenge hasn't officially started, but I like to keep track

Total Number of equivalent blocks:
567
Perimeter in inches:
96635
Numer of UFOs completed
UFO Yardage Used
10
33.84
Percentage of yardage used in UFOs:
35%

Number of Bobbins Used this week:
6
Number of Bobbins Used this year:
66
Number of Spools Used this week:
Number of Spools Used this year:
0
15


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

I was out of town but took some hand sewing with me.
I couldn't organize, so I missed a day.

Days of Stitching                                       98%
Number of Days this week                           7/7
Number of Days this year                     188/191

Days Organizing                                        99%
Number of Days this week                            6/7
Number of Days this year                      190/191

Quilting is more fun than Housework has us working on scraps.
 
I used scraps for my sheep postcard.
They might be a bit fuffy.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Two things done!

I finished stabilizing the T-shirts.

 
My pile to the left is gone, leaving an open pressing mat.
The pile to the right is the stabilized shirts ready to cut.
First, I must load all the completed columns on the design wall.
Next, I'll determine the sizes of the already cut shirts.
I'll use the stabilized ones to fill in with the others.

I also finished the borders on a test quilt.
I can't show that one.

 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

It's almost Friday

 Well, I didn't write the last few days because I was out of the house.

I spent the morning at the VA getting my blood drawn and getting an ID card.           The ID card took a two-hour wait and a five-minute session. LOL                   But, it is done.

I do not like leaving home when it is over 100 degrees out.

I'm worn out when I get back in the house.

But, I have been stabilizing T-shirts for a large project that has been going on for so long.

My health has stopped progress on this and once stopped, it is difficult to pick back up.

 
The stack that still needs to be stabilized is on the left and the stack I've worked on this week is on the right.
There are others already stabilized and sewn together and waiting to be sewn together.

I also make a sheep postcard.

it's not the best, but I wanted to add dimension to it. πŸ˜”

The other things are woodland animal quilts.
 
I need to make the labels for these.

I'll be using them for decoration at the baby shower in August.

So, I have been busy, just not enough time to post anything on the day.



 

Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy 4th of July


We are having a late celebration because DS is working.
I hope all who celebrate have a wonderful day.
Thank you to all who help keep this country free.

I'm not making anything in patriotic colors, but I hope to quilt a couple of baby quilts today.



 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

2022 Challenges

    2021 Challenges

All People Quilt 2021 Challenge

January 12. Betsy's Garden
February 7. Iron Caddy Tote
 1. Car Organizer
2. Lillian's Baby Clothing Quilt
March 3. Christmas Stocking
July 4. Foxy Faces
5. Foxy Pincushion
6. Hologram
8. King Placemats
April 9. Masks (this might go away because of less use of masks)
10. Noel Wall Hanging
May 11. Oasis Cover

Stashbuster
January #8 Bench Pillows
There are 12 of these, so I doubt it gets finished this month
January #62 Future Heirlooms Star Shadow
February #5 Ashley's T-shirt quilt
I doubt this is going to be finished this month.
I have two other quilts in front of hers. πŸ˜•
February #34 Continental
This one might be a quick one to finish.
March #12 Blue & White HST
March #58 Floral & Blue Square in a Square
April #10 Birthday FQ swap
April #28 Christmas Panel
May #3 Arrowheads
May #49 Fall Embroidery
June #6 Baby Clothing
June #33 Coasters
July #4 Artic Wolf
July #18 Car Organizer

Stashbuster UAB
This is a new one to find a book and make a quilt out of it.
If you don't like any of the quilts, donate the book.
January/February Betsy's Quilt on page 8.
I finished cutting it out, so it is ready to sew.
I'll not be working on any of these for the rest of the year.
It just is not happening this year.

 January/February - Log Cabin from Biloxi Retreat
the quilt still needs to be put together, but all the pieces are done.
March/April -Quilt 1
May - Breast Cancer quilt
I finished one of them. 
I don't have a completed photo, but it has been delivered.
June -  Breast Cancer Quilt #2
July - Forest Animals

April 1. Arrowheads
2. Ashley T-shirt Quilt
3. Celtic Embroidery Quilt
4. Double Wedding Ring Quilt
5. Double Wedding Ring Quilt
6. Gold Cross Applique Wall-hanging
March 7. Jacob's Ladder Quilt
January/June 8. Karen's hexagon wall hanging
9. Driesbach T-shirt Quilt
February/July 10. Leach T-shirt Quilt
11. Monthly Fly Swatters
May 12. Progressive (Biloxi Retreat)