Thursday, January 31, 2019

2019 Monthly color challenge February

I am excited to be here today. I am blogging about February's block with patterns by Jen @  The pattern is free and you can get it from Jen at

It is super easy to make these blocks, and they go together super quick. I have used her patterns before, I have been a tester on some, and she writes very clear instructions, easy to understand.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Make a list Monday 1-28-19

Wow!!! It is Monday already.  I am working on my list for the week, and I have some things I need to focus on.  If you read Saturdays post of things coming up, you know there is a lot going on.  So, let's get going here.

1.  I need to get my block made for the 2019 Monthly Color Challenge with Jen at  I actually need to get my January block done and my February block done.  I will be sharing February's block on Friday, February 1st.

2.  These 2 quilts are waiting for binding.  Binding is cut for 1 of them.

3.  Get my 16 patch block done for the hand piecing quilt along hosted by the lovely ladies at

4.  Try to get my One Monthly Goal done also hosted by elm street quilts.

5.  Work on my project for the EPP book hop hosted by Carolina at  It really is going well.

6.  Work on the  project for the Show Your Wings blog hop.  I haven't decided if this will be a bed size quilt, or a pillow case or throw pillow.  I may even make it a dresser scarf and then do the quilt later.  It will depends on the time that I have.

7.  Work on the project for the Dust Off a quilt book hop.  I haven't decided if this will be a bed size quilt, or a pillow case or throw pillow.  I may even make it a dresser scarf and then do the quilt later.  It will depends on the time that I have. 

8.  If time, quilt 1 of these quilts.

Of course, I always have some hand piecing to work on.  Some of these items can also be hand pieced, so I will be taking some of them to work and working on them during my lunch break.

And there may be some walls in the basement needing priming.  The first 5 items are really my focus.  The others will come if time permits.   I also work full time outside the home, so that makes for fun times trying to do everything I want to do.   I do try to sew for at least an hour each day.  It really depends what time i get off of work.  Sometimes i come home very exhausted and have to force myself to sew.

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

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Upcoming Events - February 2019

I definitely like to stay busy.   I just wanted to share some upcoming events I am participating in.

On February 1st I will be sharing my block for the Monthly Color Challenge with Jen @   I am excited to share my block.

Then on February 5th I share my English Paper Piecing project on the Learn to English Paper Piece with Carolina @  the book tour started yesterday and you can follow the bloggers
Friday, January 25th: Carolina from Always Expect Moore
Saturday, January 26th: Linda from Linda B Creative and Havalah from Sisters, What
Sunday, January 27th: Teresa from Sewn Up, Teresa Down Under and Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Monday, January 28th: Jen from Faith and Fabric and Alicia from Sew What Alicia
Tuesday, January 29th: Sherry from Powered by Quilting and Marie from Underground Crafter
Wednesday, January 30th: Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs and Melody from Two Maker Chicks
Thursday, January 31st: Ali from Home Crafts by Ali and Sarah from Quilted Diary
Friday, February 1st: Bobbie from the Geeky Bobbin and Gemia from Phat Quarters
Saturday, February 2nd: Beth from Garland Girl Quilts and Bobbi from Snowy Days Quilting
Sunday, February 3rd: Kirsty from Bonjour Quilts and Simone from Charmed Life Quilting
Monday, February 4th: Aimee from Things Small and Simple and Mathew from Mister Domestic
Tuesday, February 5th: Kathy from Kathy’s kwilts and more and Kim from Stitched in Purple
Wednesday, February 6th: Audrey from the Cloth Parcel and Anorina from Samelia’s Mum
Thursday, February 7th: Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts and Lauren from Molly and Mama
Friday, February 8th: Sarah from Saroy and Stephanie from Swoodson Says

Then February 8th I host TgifFriday.  Need to decide which project will be shared. 

February 18th is my day on the Show Your Wings hop hosted by at  The hop goes from the 18th - 21st.

Then on February 22nd it is time for the Dust Off a quilt book blog hop.   This hop is being done by bea @  This hop runs from Feb. 18 - 22nd. 

So, I have a lot going.  I really want to do quilts for all of these hops, as I owe my grandkids and kids some quilts and I need some for my house.  But, if  I see I am running out of time, they will be turned into a smaller project that can go with a quilt.  

Like I said, I like to stay busy.    

I would love for you to follow me, so you don't miss any of my posts. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Black and white blog hop


Thanks for joining me today for my day on the Black and white blog hop.  My quilt has some red in it, just for fun.   I want to thank Carla at for hosting this blog hop. 

I am sad to say I didn't get it totally completed, although I tried.  I have had some crazy work hours and am still trying to get things organized after a sewage flood in October.  We are in the process of a forced remodel because of it, and one of the rooms being worked on is my sewing room.

But, I do want to share my quilt with you.  I need to add just a couple more borders, then I can get it quilted.

The quilting that I am going to do, will be free motion with some pretend ruler work.  I say pretend, because I don't have the ruler foot or rulers for machine quilting, but I will use my regular rulers to mark my lines.

I will share my quilt here as soon as I get it finished, so I would love for you to follow me. 

Info on the quilt:

Pattern is from Quiltmaker Jan/Feb 2014  and is designed by Margie Ullery of   I love Margie's patterns.
As for the fabric, it all came from my stash. 

Please visit the other bloggers to see some wonderful inspiration.  I am learning that black and white quilts can be beautiful.

Black & White Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, January 21st

Just Let Me Quilt
Needled Mom
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Life in Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
keepsake moments
Vroomans Quilts

Tuesday, January 22nd

MooseStash Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilts by Joanne
That Fabric Feeling
Songbird Designs
Two Maker Chicks

Wednesday, January 23

Selina Quilts
Quilt in a not-Shell
Patchwork Breeze
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Kathleen McMusing
Cynthia's Creating Ark
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Homespun Hannah's Blog

Thursday, January 24

Seams to be Sew
Storied Quilts
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Ms P Designs USA
Den syende himmel
Melva Loves Scraps
The Joyful Quilter
Creatin' in the Sticks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.