Keeping Track

One person asked why I bother to keep track of UFOs, this years’ starts and fabric bought or used.  Well, it’s my way of cutting down on UFOs and attempting to use up the fabric that I already have!

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Summary: All Starts in 2018 are completed.  One UFO is almost done (see Design Wall).  That leaves 2 and a bit UFOs to complete for my PHD in 2018.

Design Wall

IMG_2568The scrappy red/pink/brown/green version of Ivan’s Diamonds is being quilted … Just have the outside border to quilt … then add the binding.  The label is already done and will be completely sewn down as the border is quilted. You can see the whole of this quilt HERE.

Bonnie Hunter Mystery

You can check out the mystery at  Good Fortune Mystery.  Bonnie has called for primary colours for this mystery quilt.  Unfortunately, I’m not a fan … but, it would be just like me to choose my own colours for the mystery … just like I’ve done with the quite a few of the past mysteries.  I’m still debating …

Stash Report

IMG_2565This baby quilt was completed and used 3.75 yards of fabric. You can see details of the quilt HERE.

I HAD to go to a fabric store the other day.  I had a gift certificate that was crying to be used.  Sew, I ventured across the river, into Burnaby, to visit “The Needle & I“.  A wonderful quilt store!  She has a lot of fabric and a great variety.  And as the saying goes, ….Screen Shot 2018-11-17 at 1.57.28 PM.png


The fabric at the front of the basket is the 8 fat quarter yardage I bought at the retreat.  (It doesn’t count this week).  The yellow is what I needed to coordinate with the fat quarters … and the other 3 at the back of the basket … well, um, uh … well … they were on sale and I’m sure I’ll use them sometime, somewhere in something.  🙂  The total damage 6.75 ….

  • Fabric Used this week:  14.25 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:   252.6 yards
  • Fabric Added this Week:    6.75 
  • Fabric Added this Year:   88.3 yards
  • Net Fabric Used for 2018:  164.3 yards

Happy Quilting!


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14 thoughts on “Keeping Track

    • Hi Frederique,
      Thank you! It does help me.
      PHD is “Projects Half Done” in quilting lingo … but I do like your interpretation of “Projects Has to be Done!”
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  1. You’ve still used a lot! Is Ivan’s Diamonds a pattern you sell? I like it a lot. I could probably figure it out, but if you sell it, I’d be happy to support you, since you’ve done all the work already. =) I love scrappy quilts!

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  2. You’re doing a great job of controlling your fabrics. I too keep track of ins and outs of fabrics. Unfortunately I’ve set the rule that the quilt has to be totally finished before it qualifies as a finish. So, the 15 or so various size quilts hanging in the closet waiting to be quilted haven’t counted yet. (And 2 are about queen size!) I like the way you keep track of current year’s starts and finishes. Some years I am really good, and some years horrible! I think this is going to be a so-so year! Keep stitching away to finish that 28 goal of PHDs.

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    • Hi Bonnie,
      Thank you!
      I also have the rule that the yardage doesn’t count unless the quilt is finished! Having many “almost finished” quilts increases the yardage number when they are finished!
      Also, thank you for the encouragement to finish my UFOs for my PHD!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Donna!
      Yes, I will be doing the PHD in 2019 … but I will not be working on 28 UFOs! I will do a smaller number … perhaps in 2020 or 2021 they might get all done!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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