Monday update

An Old Favourite, just made different!


I posted a little about this quilt yesterday.  You can read about it HERE.

I love this quilt!  It uses Island Batik’s “Quiet Shades” and their solid white batik.  Wonderful fabrics to work with!  The batting is Hobbs 80/20 and it’s quilted with Aurifil thread #2000.  It’s another version of my popular quilt “Ivan’s Diamonds” or “Scrappy Pink.”

Here’s another version that Barb made when we were at a retreat.  It’s almost the same as the above quilt, just substituting solid white blocks in the corners.  Quite effective, eh? I love how the different fabrics make the quilt look SEW different!


Ivan’s Diamonds

These were made by me:


Scrappy Pink

These were made by participants in a class I taught. Lots of variations and different looks with different fabrics!

Design Wall



Need to sandwich Smith Mountain Morning.

Stash Report

IMG_5757I used flannel from my stash to back this quilt.  It’s nice and cuddly!

  • Fabric Used this week        3.5 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         155.85  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      68.05
  • Net Fabric used                    91.8
  • Husband’s Purchases           9.5

Stitchin’ Time

  • January – Oct:  236 out of 262
  • Nov. – 22 out of 24
  • Year-to-date: 258 out of 287  =  90%

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

PHD in 2019:  Quilting UFOs and Finishing New Projects


I only have 2 little baby quilts to finish for 2019 (from my starts in 2019) and ONE UFO to finish … I think I might make my PHD in 2019!   (And yes, if you look closely, I have finished my Island Batik projects for December!)

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I like to make lists at the beginning of the week, but I’ll still link up to Roseanne & Sue’s Home Sewn by Us on Tuesday.

Last week’s list:

  1. Quilt Secret Project #2 (Nov IB challenge) – √  done and blogged
  2. Prep 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – 43 – 44 √  done
  3. Sew 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 34-35 √  done
  4. Smith Mountain Morning – Web together – add borders √  done

This week’s list:

  1. Sandwich Smith Mountain MorningIMG_5650
  2. Prep 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 45 – 46
  3. Sew 2 blocks from 52 blocks in 52 weeks – week 36-37
  4. Finish 2 baby quilts (squirrels)

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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15 thoughts on “Monday update

  1. One of my favorite things about classes and online stitch alongs is to see how other fabrics look in the featured pattern. It’s so cool to see how color and value shift the focus. Good luck on your PhD sewing, you are so close. I pretty much failed my PhD this year.

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    • Hi Kate,
      I agree – it’s always neat to see how colour/value changes things!
      You did not FAIL you PHD this year!!! You’re just like a lot of university students that extend their PhD into another year! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  2. Hi Gail! I still have Ivan’s Diamonds on my list of quilts to make. I was so impressed with his story – I just LOVE that you are teaching his quilt pattern and spreading the love. Thanks in advance for linking up tomorrow – you r.o.c.k.e.d. last week’s list! For sure. Here’s to another great week. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Thanks, Roseanne!
      I haven’t taught this class for a couple of years now. But participants are still making variations of the quilt! That makes me very happy!
      Yes, I did rock last week’s list! I purposely made it more manageable! I’d rather have a tick and Done – than an xxx not done!
      Thanks in advance for hosting TO DO!!!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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    • Oh no!!! I have a total of 24 UFOs left. The 6 in the sheet are 6 that I hoped to get done this year. Obviously, I did a few alternative ones. I’m hoping that my UFOs will be gone in 2 more years!!! What a weight that will be off my shoulders!
      Happy Quilting, Donna! 🙂


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