More Slow Stitching then De-Stashing Week

I want to apologize if you have sent me a comment and I have not responded. Google is eating my comments and I have not figured out how to fix it yet. I read and appreciate your comments and greatly thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.

This week and probably last week I spent more time doing cross stitch than sewing and quilting. I am in the process of binding the pile of quits that I quilted at the end of last year. I have three bound and are in need of pictures, I have the binding sewn on two more and when those are finished, that will put me at the half way point of getting them all bound. I will have a lot of quilts finished the first part of this year, but that is not why I did all of the quilting at once. I seem to work better if I do one thing until completion so I feel like I have accomplished something when I am finished, so I tried to quilt most of the quilts I had that needed quilting, then I could feel mostly caught up with quilting. Now I am working on getting the binding finished, that will be a big woo-hoo moment! In between binding, I have been slowly working on En Provence.

Edited to add the stash report:

Fabric out last week .50
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 14.09 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total 14.09 yards out

For the most part this week, I have been working this though,

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it is coming along nicely and I will be happy to see to completed. It is probably a 10 year project that I had put up and figured that I would never finish. Thanks to a friend at a weekly stitching get together, I decided to get it out and get the progress further along. I hope that you are taking some time to do some Slow Stitching today, it is such a relaxing thing to do.

I am linking with the following sites:

Patchworktimes
Kathy’s Quilts

Happy quilting!

Terry

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Piles in Need of Pressing

First I want to apologize to anyone who has left me a comment and I did not respond. My forwarding from WordPress to my email quit working and I had not realized that it was not working correctly. I will try to get the problem resolved quickly and get the emails answered. I am sorry that it took me so long to see it was not working correctly.

Piles in need of pressing and piles in need of binding, that is what I have going on today. I managed to get the binding completely finished on one small quilt over the weekend, and binding sewn onto the quilt on a second small quilt, but not turned and sewn down. In addition the binding, I needed to get these piles for En Provence pressed, but life got in the way.

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That is it from my corner of the world, see the other (faster) progress being made at these places.

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Happy quilting!

Terry

Stash and Slow Stitching Sunday

I have spent the week working on the En Provence mystery quilt and I have enough parts to start putting the pieces together, but I am trying to get all of my parts completed so I can put up the fabric. I am closer than I was a couple of weeks ago, I have most of the halves of the quarter square triangles made 🙂

In addition to working on En Provence, I have been working on squaring and sewing bindings onto some of the quilts that I got quilted over my Christmas break. I ended up quilting 9 quilts and giving 2 to Missy for her to quilt. I have 10 ready for binding and I finished the binding on 1 and part of another.I have squared 5 of the 9 quilts and should be able to get those completed in the next couple of days. I am no longer caught up with my quilting, I received one from a member of Quilts of Love that is ready for quilting. I need to go ahead and get a backing found and get it loaded.

On to the stash report:

Fabric out last two weeks 5.33
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 13.59 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total 13.59 yards out

I started working again on a cross-stitch pattern that I started years ago, I used to cross-stitch a lot before I started quilting. When I first started, I had just a small line of the white completed when I picked it up again, here is where I am now. I am making the picture on the cover of the book.

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I am working on this in the evenings while watching tv and sitting with an ice pack on my hip. I have bursitis and it has reared its nasty head and I am trying to head it off at the pass.

I am linking with the following sites:

Patchworktimes
Kathy’s Quilts

Happy quilting!

Terry

Design Wall Monday 10-24-16

I began working on some QOV blocks and this is what is on my design table today. I got some half square triangles made and I am in the process of cutting the strips and then it should be a quick sew. I am sending these to Dar at Dar’s Patchwork Garden. I think while I am at it, I will make some more and send to Alycia at Alycia Quilts. If you have some free time and want a quick quilt fix, hop over to one of these two sites and make them some blocks.

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I am linking up with Patchworktimes

I hope you are having a quilty week!

Terry

Sunday Stash & Stitching 10/16/16

Well I thought this week there would be no slow stitching, but in the late hours last night I got a binding cut and sewn onto the first Batik Wave quilt. I will be  working on that after getting home from church this afternoon.

Ready to start binding

Ready to start binding

After too much shopping, a load of laundry and too little house cleaning, I got some more blocks of my cathedral stars finished. I think that brings me up to 10 of each block. I need 36 star blocks and 25 of the ladder blocks to make it the size that is in the pattern.

Here is my stash report

Fabric out 0.486 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 56.346 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  5.276 yards out

I hope you have a quilty week!

Linking up with

Slow Stitching with Kathy
Stash Management at Patchworktimes

Happy Quilting!

Terry

Whoop Whoop Friday Finish

Happy Friday everybody!!! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous if not a little crazy right now, but I love it. Fall comes to visit us for a few days so we get a break from the heat, and then summer comes back for a day or so, then we go back to fall. I really love the cool days and nights that we have been having, and the return to the 90’s have been missing the humidity so the 90’s have been bearable.

I got the binding finished on the Leap Frog quilt, that makes the third quilt that I finished this month, and I am in line to finish one more before the month is over. After finishing that, I have one quilt that is in need of a binding and another one about to come off of the quilting machine that will need binding. Then I have 7 more quilts that I have batting pulled so I can piece the batting and get those quilted. I still have quilts ready to be quilted beyond those 7. Life is Good!

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I really need to find a place to hang the quilts so I can get a better picture. This quilt is going to be a charity quilt for Quilts of Love.

Sew more awesomeness going on over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Happy Quilting! I hope you have a wonderful quilty day!

Terry