First:  Week 3 Island Batik Blog HOP!!!

If you want to see a recap of Week 1, click HERE.  Week 2, click HERE.  If you haven’t seen the fabulous Log Cabin quilts, it will be well worth your time to visit the 2 Island Batik blog posts … beautiful eye candy!!! Here’s who’s in line for this week!  I can’t wait to see what they create!

Monday, February 24

Denise Looney

Alison Vermilya


Tuesday, February 25

Connie Kauffman

Sandra Walker


Wednesday, February 26

Pamela Boatright 

Maryellen McAuliffe

Jennifer Strauser 


Thursday, February 27

Vasudha Govindan 

Carol Moellers 


Friday, February 28

Blog Hop Round Up Week 3

Second:  Here’s what’s happening in my sewing life!

Design Wall


IMG_6139.jpegCircles quilt has 2 borders on it and just waiting for me to cut the 3rd.


Frolic: I’ve started to sew the rows together …


Florabunda: This is a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter at  You can access the pattern HERE.  I haven’t touched this UFO for absolutely ages.  This is a quilt that is fairly mindless.  It’s mostly cut out and I just need to sew and sub-cut.  It’s a project that I have carried around, just in case I need something else to sew.  I was sewing with friends this weekend and because my machine quilting was not good, these blocks came out.  These 12 blocks will join the others that are already done.  There is a TON more blocks to make, sew … it might just become my leader and ender project!


“Dust off your book”:  It’s a work in progress and I can’t show you until the blog hop … hosted by Bea Lea @ Beaquilter.


52 blocks in 52 weeks: I started to quilt this, but the quilting is HORRID!!! SEW, I’ll be rippping it out.  I’m not sure if it’s my machine or me … I’ll try again tomorrow and see what’s happening.


I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

Last week’s list:

I did finish my Island Batik Log Cabin … it was my priority … I’m sew glad it’s finished! Deadlines help!

  1. Finish Frolic blocks    √  done
  2. Borders on “Circles”    partially done
  3. Finish “Dust off your book”   partially done  

This week’s list:

  1. Work on Summer Solstice: 1/2 hour / day
  2. Finish borders on “Circles”
  3. Finish “Dust off your book”
  4. Quilt 52 blocks in 52 weeks

Stash Report

IMG_6212The ½ yard piece of organza that I bought last week was used in the bookmarks.  You can read about them HERE.

  • Fabric Used this week        0.5  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         39.75  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      0.5
  • Net Fabric used                    39.25
  • Husband’s Purchases           0

Stitchin’ Time

I’m aiming for at least 15 minutes / day.

  • 15 minute days:  January 31 / 31
  • 15 min days/ Feb = 22 / 23
  • Total days in 2020:  53 / 54
  • Total 39/40 days = 98%

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

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No UFO finishes.

I started the March Island Batik project.  It’s using an Accuquilt die.  And I’m loving it!

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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6 thoughts on “Progress

  1. Hi Gail! That project looks like a fabulous choice as a leader/ender. You’ll have those tons of blocks complete in no time. You did well on your to-do list last week. Everything is moving forward. Thanks in advance for linking up tomorrow! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Thank you, Bonnie!!
      It is fun to play with circles!! But, I certainly understand having committed to other things … the list can be long …
      And yes, the stash is decreasing, but you’d never know it to look at it!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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