Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Make a list Monday 1-21-19

It is Monday already. Time flies. So Last week, I was able to get this quilt bound and it felt great to have a finish.
I also finished this cute little Cinderella dress for my youngest granddaughter. Now I have 2 more Cinderella dresses to do, and 3 of each princess dress to do. This grandma is not up to date on all the princesses, thank goodness my daughter's know who they are and what color dresses I need to make.
Now onto this weeks list. 1. I have these 2 quilts that need binding, so I hope to get at least 1 done.
2. Get my quilt done for the Black and white blog hop that is this Thursday. I may not have it all quilted and bound, but will see how far I get. I really like the pattern, so I will be making another one and enlarging it. The black and white blog hop is being hosted by Carla at www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com.

3. Work on quilting 1 of these quilts for the heartbuilders group that gives them to different organizations.
4. Continue working on this quilt that is part of my one monthly goal.
5. Begin working on an EPP (English paper piecing) project for a book tour I am doing next month.

 6. Keep working on my handpiecing projects. These are projects that go places with me. Yes, I stitch at work during my lunch break. I have a good list of things to work on. I would love to hear what you are working on.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

It's a finish and tgifFriday

Hi readers,

It feels so great to have a finish.  I have had this quilt in Progress for a while and it is done.  Yay!! I am also hosting Thank Goodness it is Finished Friday.

This quilt I am calling The Diamond quilt.  So many diamonds and it was a fun quilt to make.    I was inspired to make this quilt when I saw it in the Fall  2016 edition of Modern Patchwork  magazine and the pattern is Yellow on a gray day.

I choose purples, grays, yellow and white for mine.

I quilted the batiks with feathers, and then did kind of straight lines in the white area.

 All fabrics are from www.islandbatik.com.

So a refresh on quilt information
Pattern:  Yellow on a Gray day, Modern Patchwork Fall 2016
Fabric:  Island Batik
Batting:  Warm and Natural
Thread for quilting:  Warm Gray glide thread from www.habanddash.com

I would love to see what you have finished.  You can link up below.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Make a list Monday

Well, I am a bit late posting again.

Things have been going nuts.  Been working extra hours at work and trying to keep up with everything else I am doing.  But all is good.  I like to be busy.   Sometimes I think I really try to do too much.   A quick update on the basement, baseboards are going in in the sewing room. YAY!!!!!

For this week, my focus is really going to be on getting some things finished.  Do you find you have some unfinished projects?  I sure do.

So the list:

Get these quilts bound.   I do have the binding strips cut.  That is a start.   I am hosting Thank Goodness it is Finished Friday, so at least 1 needs finished.

Finish and quilt and bind 1, if not both, of these quilts for the Black and white quilt hop, that starts next week.  My day to post is the 24th.

Quilt at least 1 of these quilts for charity.

Finish quilting this quilt.  I need to take it off the rollers, as it is on my frame, which is taken apart, until my sewing room is ready.

Continue working on 1 of my hand piecing or applique projects.

There is a lot, but not a ton this time, as I want to have some time free so we can start priming walls when the time comes.

What are you working on this week?  I would love to hear.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Make a list Monday - January 7th

Wow!! It is Monday again, and time for Make a List Monday.

  As I glanced at my list from last week, I didn't accomplish much, at least from my list.   What I did accomplish on the list was getting more of my blocks done for my charming flower quilt.  I am a bit more than halfway done.

Off the list, I see more progress in my basement.  We have gotten doors hung, the sewing room and hallway are almost ready to prime.

 I thing we have decided to paint with agreeable grey from Sherwin Williams.  We have also been deciding on flooring.  We are thinking a laminate hardwood or carpeting, pros and cons with both.   We still have time to think all the way through this.

So, this week's list.

1.  Get these 2 quilts bound.

2.  Work on the quilt for the Black and white quilt blog hop I am doing.  I have one almost done called Black Tie Affair from  Quiltmaker Jan/Feb 2014 and another one I am playing with called Chic Country by www.sewkindofwonderful.com.

3.  Continue with my charming flowers quilt.  This quilt is from Simply Charming Collection by Moose on the Porch quilts  www.moosequilts.com

4.  Work on getting a quilt quilted for charity.   This one is if there is time.

5.  Work on this squiggles quilt.  I am hand piecing as I like to have something to do at lunch time.  This quilts is from the book Piecing and Quilting with precuts from www.christaquilts.com

6.  This is going to be a butterfly pilllow  I am hand appliqueing this, so it also goes to work with me.   It is from the book Curiosities & Mischief from www.arttoheart.com

7.  Finish quilting this one.

Now, to put these on a list that I will see daily and schedule them in.  If I don't get to all, it isn't the end of the world.  This is how I relax.

I would love to hear what you are working on, and how do you find best to schedule things?  I do work full time.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

One Monthly Goal - January 2019

It is a new month and with that come a new monthly goal with www.elmstreetquilts.com.  so, my one monthly goal is to get this quilt top done and if possible it will be quilted and bound. 

I currently have six blocks done and will be working on more tonight, so we will see how far I get.

I am working on other projects and will be participating in a blog hop, but I would really like to get this one done. 

I love to quilt, and am always happy when I get to do so.

I hope you get to quilt today.

This week I will link up with: 
Monday Making at www.lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com
free motion by the River @ www.conniekresin.com
Let's be sewcial at www.sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com
Wait Loss Wednesday at www.inquiringquilter.com
Finished or not Friday at www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com
Can I get a whoop whoop at www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com