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.


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:

Kathy’s Quilts

Happy quilting!



Christmas Break Goals

I am so very thankful that at this time of the year I get two weeks off. I sat down yesterday and figured out what I wanted to get done while I was off. This is an ambitious goal and if a chance for more family time pops up, there is a chance that a bunch of this will not get completed. I know that more of it will get completed if I have a road-map of what I want to get accomplished, than if I do not have one, so here we go.

  1. Make and send QOV blocks to Dar.
  2. Finish the Fourth of July quilt.
  3. Continue working on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt, while trying to catch up at least to half size.
  4. Quilt 10 quilts including the Fourth of July quilt. (One done)
  5. Cut out Carpenter’s Star man quilt.
  6. Cut all my scraps into usable pieces.
  7. Cut out all of the quilts I think we will need for the year.
  8. Bind as many quilts as I can, hopefully all of them.

I realize I probably will not get a bunch of this done, but it gives me a place to start to keep me on track. I quilted a quilt last night that had been on the machine for quite some time and if I had not written these goals down yesterday, I would not have gotten up and quilted it, I would have continued sewing.

I do not have a lot of preparing left for Christmas, but I do need to stir up a couple more batches of cookies. I am so thankful that all of my shopping is finished, with a little help from my friend. I am off to load another quilt on the quilting machine.

Merry Christmas and a Happy Quilty New Year!


UFO Progress Wednesday 12-21-16

Well as expected I did not get very far on UFO progress due to starting the Quiltville mystery (not very far with that either). That is okay though because I like what has been done so far with the parts of the mystery quilt.

I made a little progress on the UFO and I have even started putting some pieces together, but I need to get the rest of the squares cut out and lay out the quilt before I get too carried away sewing my pieces into twosies. Here is where I am now, it doesn’t look like much now, but it comes together to make a pretty quilt. I am going to have to do this again with different color fabrics.


I kept telling myself as I was sewing the pieces together I needed to remember to sew the quilt together so that all of the writing is right side up. And the first two blocks that I sew together, what do I do, but turn them wrong. I will have to see if I can work that out without having to frog the seam.

Today is my last day at work until after the new year, I hope to get lost of sewing and quilting time in during those days off. Usually things don’t work the way that I want 🙂

See what is going on with other UFO’s over at Jo’s Country Junction.

Happy Quilting and Merry Christmas.



The Stars Have Aligned

The stars have aligned this week. After not getting any sewing time at the first of the week, I made up for it at the middle and end of the week. Not only that, the sewing that was done used up a few yards of fabric. I quilted a small quilt for my mother on Wednesday, using my batting and backing. I also quilted a quilt for someone I go to church with also using my backing and batting. Between those two it added up to quite a bit, but then as I was getting ready for Quilts Of Love this morning, I realized that I did not have any kits for people. After cutting out a couple of kits, I ended up using quite a bit of fabric this week.

I am joing with Kate in keeping up with my sewing days per week. I managed to get some stitching in during the latter part of the week. 5 out of 7 days this week.

Here is my stash report,  I am linking with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out week 6.22 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 71.946 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  20.876 yards out

During a visit from my mother, she gave me some Grandmother’s Fan blocks that my grandmother started for me. My mom had plans to finish them, but she never did. There are quite a few of them there, but I don’t love the colors in the solid parts of the fans and the material is not the best. The colors are fairly true in this picture except the orange is more of a salmon color. Would you just finish them the way they are, or would you replace the parts that you were not crazy about?


Grandmother Fan

I hope you have a quilty week!


Stash Movement! 11-13-16

Woohoo, I had movement in my stash! It happened quite by accident yesterday. I realized that I needed a couple of strippie quilts for Quilts Of Love that was happening yesterday. We had a good time at Quilts of Love and made some progress on several quilts. Three of the ladies also took their quilts to work on them at home.

After Quilts of Love was over my friend Missy came over and we loaded one of her quilts on the machine and she worked on getting it quilted. We had a great time laughing and playing while the quilt was being quilted.

Along with Quilts Of Love happening last week, I also finished all of my blocks for Cathedral Stars and I finished the binding on the Batik Wave. I forgot to finish my Friday post so I am showing it now.


Here is my stash report and linking with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out 3.166 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd:59.65 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  8.58 yards out

I hope you have a quilty week!



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!


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!


Whoop Whoop Friday

During my sitting with my DH TV time in the evenings, I have been putting the finishing touches on a couple of quilts. I managed to get a second one finished last Sunday so I am whooping about that this week. This quilt was make by my friend Missy and donated to our charity Quilts of Love. We give quilts to people in the area who are suffering from illnesses and family loss.

Missy's Jelly Roll Race

Missy’s Jelly Roll Race

I ran across a Quilts of Valor block drive earlier in the week. I am going to make some blocks and send to Dar for the block drive. The blocks are super simple and they go together and make a beautiful quilt. If you have any desire to quickly use some stash and do something for a good cause, see Dar’s page here.

See all of the Whoop Whooping going on over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. What has you Whooping!

Happy Quilting!