2 Blog Hops this week and more …

The 1st Blog Hop is …

Island Batik’s Quilt Modern … Just look at these beautiful fabrics!!!! I’ve had a sneak peak at some of the creations and believe me, you are in for a treat …

I believe there will be a draw for some fabric, but we haven’t received any information yet … so stay tuned!

and here are the participants …

May 17:

May 18:

May 19:

The 2nd Blog Hop is …

Born to be Wild Blog hop starts this week! Here’s the list of participants. I’m sure if you follow each of them, you’ll find some awesome eye candy.

My day is Friday, so be sure to come back and see my creation(s) then!

May 17thCreatin’ in the Sticks
Vroomans Quilts
Homespun Hannah’s Blog
Kathleen McMusing
Just Sew Quilter
Just Because Quilts

May 18th
Selina Quilts
For The Love Of Geese
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilt Schmilt
Life in the Scrapatch
Sewing Up My Fabric

May 19th
Ms P Designs USA
Patchouli Moon Studio
Hill Valley Quilter
Quilted Delights
Stitchin At Home
Sew Many Yarns

May 20th
Samelia’s Mum
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
That Fabric Feeling
Words & Stitches

May 21st
Just Let Me Quilt
Days Filled With Joy
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Quilting Gail
Lianne Makes Stuff
Quilt Fabrication
Food for Thought

Design Wall


#1  Follow your own path:  You can get directions HERE.

4 sets of arrows are made!

#2 A New Start: Bunny fat quarters.

I am testing a new pattern of mine … using Bunny fat quarters … I don’t want to show any pictures yet as I might do this as a mystery quilt. Is anyone interested?


#1 Speed Dating still needs a facing. “Story-less Improv.”

#2 Thailand Batiks is ready to be quilted!

Stash Report

I FINALLY finished the “Born to Be Wild” project … which you will see on Friday!

And … I did go shopping at Essem (I wrote about the store HERE) and bought lots of backing fabric … 15 yards in total … the blue on the top is actually backing my “Healthcare Hero’s quilt.” It is the PERFECT colour for the quilt! I was actually very pleased because I had been procrastinating making the back for this quilt … now I know why!

  • Fabric Used this week     3   yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       45 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:  15  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      24 yards  (my husbands amounts as well)
  • Net Fabric used                  21 yards 
  • Husband’s purchases:  0 yards (which are added into my total amount of Fabric added this year). For those of you who don’t know … my husband often buys more fabric than I do … so, I’m keeping track! Unfortunately, he doesn’t sew!

Stitchin’ Time

I’m aiming for at least 30 minutes a day.

I have stitched for over 30 minutes each day

  • January – April–  120 / 120
  • May: 16 / 16
  • Percentage = 100 % 

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


Chris from ChrisKnits is hosting it “To Do” every week. You can check out her blog HERE.

Last week:

Again, I did not focus on my “To Do” list … but a couple of things got done.

  1. Follow Your Own Path: work on next step √   done
  2. Thailand Batiks:  Sandwich top √   done
  3. Healthcare Hero’s Mystery: Make backing backed with purchased fabric √   done
  4. Speed Dating: Add facing not done
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS!   √   done
  6. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes   √   done    

This week’s list:

  1.  Follow Your Own Path: complete top
  2. Thailand Batiks:  Quilt … and maybe bind?
  3. Healthcare Hero’s Mystery: Maybe start quilting
  4. Red Scraps Tablerunner: Come up with a design
  5. Speed Dating: Add facing Gail: quit procrastinating!!!
  6. Bunny Fat Quarters: finish cutting out the quilt
  7. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  8. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

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14 thoughts on “2 Blog Hops this week and more …

  1. Hi Gail! What is a Bunny Fat Quarter? A bunny print maybe? I’m hoping to get my quilt top together this week for Follow with a little luck. Great job on your list – there are a lot of Dones on there! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Your arrow blocks are beautiful, so pastel, soft, and sweet. I would be interested in your bunny MQAL if it comes about. Still love the Winnie the Pooh from last year.

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    • Thanks Sue …
      I’m still working on the bunny pattern … but I’ll definitely let you know when it’s ready!
      The Winnie the Pooh was fun! Still one of my favourites! 🙂


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