Moving Along with Projects

Design Wall


#1 Amish panels: 

I think I have the top pieced … just deciding if I need to add another border … The centre square, the star block is what I bought extra fabric for. I’m sort of wishing I hadn’t bordered the rest of the small blocks and I could have done all of them like the star. But, since I’m not a fan of taking a lot of things apart … it’s not going to happen.

#2 July Island Batik project … it’s a secret for now!


#1 Mystery Quilt … coming soon! I finished quilting it and am quite happy with the result!

#2 Essem Panel: Essem Textiles (the new store close to where I live) got a huge bunch of kids prints in. SEW cute!!! The owner is not a quilter (yet!!!) and I offered to quilt a panel for her. I’m having a LOT of fun … here’s a sneak peak! I hope she likes it when it’s completed.

Stash Report

The backing on the 2 maple leaf quilts used 9 yards of fabric. On the purchasing end of things, I bought some grunge fabric to use for the UFO, Amish Panels (see the star above!)

  • Fabric Used this week      9   yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       69 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:  0.75  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      24.75 yards  (my husbands amounts as well)
  • Net Fabric used                  44.25 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!

Here’s the 2 maple leaf quilts I finished … you can read more about them HERE. Yes, the tops were were made with Island Batik fabric, using an Accuquilt cutter and dies. Hobbs batting, Aurifil thread and Schmetz needles were also used.

Stitchin’ Time

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

I have stitched for over 30 minutes each day

  • January – May–  150 / 150
  • June – 13 / 13
  • Percentage = 100 % 

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


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

Last week:

  1. Summer Mystery Quilt: Quilt & Finish writing pattern √   done
  2. Amish Panels: Finish cutting out and maybe get it assembled √   done
  3. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS!   √   done
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes   √   done    

This week’s list:

  1.  Summer Mystery Quilt: waiting for the testing to be completed and double check fabric amounts
  2. Amish Panels: sandwich and prepare for quilting
  3. Essem Panel: finish quilting and deliver it
  4. July IB project: work on it
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  6. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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20 thoughts on “Moving Along with Projects

  1. You continue to move along on UFOs and your new projects. The leaf quilts are really pretty. It’s always fun to see the same block in different colors and amazing to see how those changes make for two very different quilts.

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  2. Wow! Lots of fun projects, and finishes on your list this week. Love the border treatment on the Amish quilt blocks and the star block just pops. I’m sure your quilting on that sweet panel will be the inspiration for the owner at your fun, new shop to become an addict; just like the rest of us. 😉

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  3. Hi,
    Congrats on getting all your items checked off your list. Mine was a no hitter
    this week. Love Barn panels…so pretty. Have a great day!
    P.S. I can’t seem to get my website to work in the linky box…so I’m leaving it here.

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    • Thank you Sherrie!
      I didn’t have a linky box with this post ??? So I did edit your comment to remove your link.
      I hope you have more success with your list this week!
      Happy Quilting!


  4. This is certainly a “panel post” with some good ideas. I think you did a great job and I really liked the sneak peek of the panel quilting you managed to share.

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  5. Hi Gail! I just love how your panel project has come together. The alternating borders on the panel pieces looks pretty darn nifty. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that done before and I am 100% certain I would never think to do it myself. But I’m going to PIN it so that I can remember to give that a try sometime! You’ve been putting the pedal to the metal lately. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      Well, when you have 2 different sized blocks – you need to do something to make the blocks the same size! I’m sure you’ll remember on your own. You come up with some pretty nifty ideas yourself!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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