Stash Report 1-8-17

Good morning, I hope everyone has had a good start to their new year. Mine started out with a good amount of stash usage because I was finishing up several quilts while trying to continue reach my goal of quilting 10 quilts. I did not meet the goal of 10 by the time my Christmas Break was over, but I am still working to get that goal met. I am going to take two quilts over to Missy for her to finish, so that will relieve me of having to do those two.

I got the borders on the Fourth of July quilt and it ready for binding. I am about to have a binding party because I will have many that need binding after finishing quilting of those 10 quilts. I also made progress on the En Provence mystery quilt, but I still have a long ways to go before I am ready to start putting it together into blocks.

I am linking with Patchworktimes where others are also linking up to show how they are doing using their stash.

Fabric out week 8.26
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 8.26 yards
Fabric in ytd: 0 yards
Total  8.26 yards out

Happy quilting!


UFO Update 1-4-17

Well sadly, my Christmas break is coming to an end, I go back to work tomorrow. Looking back at what I wanted to get accomplished quilt-wise, I did not do to bad considering it was Christmas and I took a few days and went on a trip with my DH.

This was taken off of the quilt machine, it is around 40 by 50


And this was added to the quilt machine it is around 60 by 70


I did not quite get it finished but it was close. This was the sixth quilt that I worked on getting quilted over the break. I did not get any binding completed, but will work on binding this one once it comes off of the machine.

I am linking up with Jo’s Country Junction.

Happy quilting!



What’s Up Monday

Happy New Year everyone, I hope you had a great holiday season! I have been working on my list of items that I wanted to complete before I went back to work. Those days are quickly going away and I probably will not get much more of the list done, but I am going to keep working until I start back to work.

I have some blocks ready to send to Dar

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I have the Fourth of July quilt ready for borders then quilting.

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I have managed to quilt 4 quilts, waiting on 4th of July. Not the best of prioritizing the quilting, but that is okay, there is a recipient for this quilt so I need to get it finished. I have not caught up on the mystery, I have not even started the quarter square triangles yet. I will continue working on this, but it will probably progress slowly. I need to get some quilts cut out for Quilts Of Love and bind quilts, but overall I have made good progress.

I am linking up with the following sites:

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Happy quilting!




Happy New Year and Stash Report

I hope everyone had a great start to the new year last night. We did something we have not done in a while, we actually stayed up. We started out by playing games with our DS, until he called it quits and went home. Then we stayed up and watched TV, it was rainy and foggy and we are boring, what can I say 🙂

I managed to use a little fabric over the last two weeks, but I also did some shopping. I think I did enough shopping to mitigate all of the usage that I have had this year. I filled some holes of things that I was short on and stocked up on more neutrals.

Here are my acquisitions. I did not need blues, but some always seem to come home with me.

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And here is the final accounting for the last two weeks. I am closing out this year with the purchase I made on Friday since I start on Sunday and end on Saturday. The fabrics at the bottom of the picture came from Whittles Fabrics. We made a stop there on Friday while we were passing through the area. Just some information if you planning on going there, they take cash and checks, no debit cards. I did not do as much damage as I could have because I did not have a whole lot of cash on hand. Thank goodness for small favors, lol! I am linking with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out week 5.585 yards (2 weeks)
Fabric in 31 yards (2 weeks)
Fabric out ytd: 82.091 yards
Fabric in ytd: 82.07 yards
Total  .021 yards out

That is what I call just barely staying in the positive.

I hope you have a quilty New Year!


UFO Update 12/28/16

It is that time of the week again when I come clean about how much work I got done on my UFO. Since I was off this week, I made some progress. I managed to get all of the blocks for the Fourth of July quilt finished, found here.

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I also made some good progress on the goals that I set for myself to get completed during my time off. It won’t be long before I have to dig down and find another UFO to work on. I think I have finished all of my Bonnie Hunter tops that have been started, time to more on to something else, maybe Moonglow. That is it for me today, go see the other UFO’s being worked on over at Jo’s Country Junction.

Happy New Year’s and Happy Quilting!


What’s Happening 12-26-16

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a Merry Christmas yesterday. I know that this is a hard time for some people, and for you, I hope the Peace of Jesus Christ will come over you and make it an easier time for you.

I am slowly making progress toward my goals of getting quilts quilted and I am still slowly working on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt En Provence. I have managed to get to the halfway point on all of the clues except for the first clue, which I have intentionally not worked on, and the one that came out Friday, which I have not started yet.

Here are some pictures of what is going on in my sewing room.

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Here is my lone star that I put together while playing. At this point, I did not have enough of the purple triangles to make the complete square, nor did I have any other pink triangles to balance the star out so I called it my Rogue Warrior.

More pink blocks in process

More pink blocks in process

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And last but definitely not least, my reminder to myself to line up the bottom of the triangle. I cut these with the Accuquilt go die and they seem to work best when they are lined up at the bottom of the triangle. I hated making these for so long because they would never come out right. My seam allowance was correct, but for some reason they would come out wrong. I now know that I part of the problem was that I was lining up by the top, rather than the bottom of the triangle.

I am linking up with the following sites:

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Have a Blessed Holiday!


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.



Sunday Stash Report

After attending a surprise birthday party for my mother, yesterday was spent cutting parts for Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence Mystery. I almost have all of the parts cut out to make the long legged triangles for both colors.  I am way behind, but that is okay, it what I am able to do at the time. I have about 80 of these sewed and that is all the sewing I have completed.


I also spent some time working on my ufo project and it is slowly making its way closer to completion. My last day at work for the year is Wednesday and I am sure looking forward to it. Then I am going to catch up on reading and commenting on blogs that I like to read.

I also hope during this time that I am off to do a major amount of quilting, and of course finishing the UFO and finishing up another top that I decided to enlarge as a gift to my sister. I think I already have more than I will be able to finish before I go back to work, but I hope to give it a good try.

This week has been good for stash busting and sewing, I have been in the sewing room working every day and for most days, several days. After the early push of getting baking done and stuff ready for Christmas, I am taking the time to relax, do some sewing and enjoy the Christmas season. Days with 15 minutes or more 7 out of 7. Go see Kate’s blog and see how many days she was able to get in.

I did a horrible job of keeping up with what I am cutting so this is my best guesstimate on what was used. I think I did good enough that it is pretty accurate because of trying to figure out how many strips to cut for the En Provence Mystery. If I don’t write it down and count it right then, it would never happen because I forget. I would like to get to the 100 use mark, but that would have me using 24 yards before the new year, I don’t think that is going to happen.

Here is my stash report, for my link-up with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out week 4.56 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 76.506 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  25.436 yards out

Happy quilting!