Yesterday was, Today is

Yesterday, when my blog failed to post, I did a quick re-write, but, I didn’t add in all of the extra things that I usually post on Sunday or Monday … so I’m doing that today!

First up:  The winners of Faded Blue Jeans fabric


People were instructed to leave comments, answering questions on the blog (their comments remain private).  You can see the original post HERE.  I actually had 2 contests going, one for someone in Canada or the US and the other for someone in my quilt guild (This was announced on the guild FB page and also at the guild.)

There were 15 comments from the guild. I had my husband read all of the submissions and without knowing who submitted them, he chose Fran Ashton.   She absolutely LOVES blue jeans … anyone that has a personalized plate that is “BLU JNS” … has to be crazy about blue jeans.  Congratulations Fran, you will get the fabric at our next BBQG meeting!

Screen Shot 2020-03-02 at 8.11.30 PM After reading the submissions from the guild, he refused to read all of the other submissions.  I don’t blame him … there were 44 people (not from the guild) who left appropriate comments.  I used a random number generator and #32 was chosen.

The winner of #32 is Melody Lutz!  Congratulations Melody!  Your package will be in the mail soon!

Design Wall


IMG_6139.jpegCircles has all 3 borders on it and is now waiting to be sandwiched.


Frolic: All the rows are joined and trimming is the next step.


Florabunda: This is a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter at  You can access the pattern HERE.  This is being used as a “Leader & Ender” project and one block was completed in the last week.

March Island Batik Challenge: is mostly pieced, needs borders and sandwiching


52 blocks in 52 weeks: the quilting is almost finished.  Almost there!


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. Work on Summer Solstice: ½ hour / day   NOT done, not a minute spent on it
  2. Finish borders on “Circles”   √  done
  3. Finish “Dust off your book”   √  done
  4. Quilt 52 blocks in 52 weeks partially done

This week’s list:

  1. Sandwich “Circles”
  2. 52 blocks in 52 weeks: Finish quilting, label and bind.
  3. March Island Batik – finish top, sandwich and start quilting
  4. April Island Batik – cut and start piecing

Stash Report

IMG_6225I searched through my stash, twice and there is absolutely NOTHiNG that will work for the back of “Circles.”   SEW … 2 yards of 108″ wide fabric was purchased …  And, I did use up 2 yards of fabric for the placemats.  You can read about them HERE.

  • Fabric Used this week       2.0  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         41.75  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   2  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      2.5
  • Net Fabric used                    39.25
  • Husband’s Purchases           0

Stitchin’ Time

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

  • 15 minute days:  January – Feb  59 / 60
  • 15 min days/ March = 1 / 1
  • Total days in 2020:  60 / 61
  • 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.

With new starts, Dust off your book was finished.

I also updated the chart with the embroidery projects I did.

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February’s Favourite Finish

Cheryl, from Meadow Mist designs, host a monthly Linky party …

And my favourite finish is the Island Batik Log Cabin quilt!


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Is continuing this week. Did you see my post yesterday?  Click HERE

The rest of the week’s blogs are:

March 3

March 4

March 5

March 6

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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7 thoughts on “Yesterday was, Today is

  1. You’ve done really well with finding time to stitch. Even better you’ve made all that time count and have moved along the finishes. Your PHD report looks really good for the beginning of the third month of 2020.

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    • Hi Kate,
      Thank you. Each time I sit to stitch, it all goes towards getting something finished! Somethings are slower getting done, but that’s OK!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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  3. Hi Gail! WOWEE! That photo of your IBA log cabin quilt is just gorgeous. That should be gracing the cover of a magazine. You are really cranking along on your lists. I can’t wait to see Circles all complete, as well as your 52 blocks. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

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