Progress ? Well yes … a bit …

I have almost finished my July Island Batik challenge and here is a close-up of the progress. I’m using Aurifil #2600 (Dove) quilted on Island Batik Coconut and using Silly Moon’s “Twinkle” ruler. There are 2 layers of Hobbs 80/20 to make those stars pop!

Design Wall


#1 Town Table Topper: This panel will be a table runner … and yes, it is that curved! One of the main reasons that I highly dislike panels … they are NOT straight! And fudging is the main focus of putting them together! It is a UFO that is headed to the Finish line!


#1 Island Batik July’s project: in progress

#2 Amish panels: put into one quilt top, sandwiched and ready to quilt. (I decided that this is it … no more borders …)

Stash Report

No shopping, no buying … nothing finished … well, I did finish this panel, but I didn’t buy the fabric and I didn’t use any of my stash … so it doesn’t count.

  • Fabric Used this week      0  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       69 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0  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!

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 – 20 / 20
  • 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: still waiting for the testing to be completed and double check fabric amounts
  2. Amish Panels: sandwich and prepare for quilting √   done
  3. Essem Panel: finish quilting and deliver it √   done
  4. July IB project: work on it √   done
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS!   √   done
  6. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes    √   done    

This week’s list:

  1.  Finish July Island Batik project.
  2. Finish piecing Town Table Topper
  3. Start quilting Amish Panel
  4. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  5. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

I was Featured

Tish, the Madd Quilter from Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland featured this quilt … Thank you, Tish for the feature!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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18 thoughts on “Progress ? Well yes … a bit …

  1. Hi Gail! Some of the panels are so enticing, and the Town table topper is certainly one of them. I can see why you purchased it – it is SO cool! I try to stay away from panels as well, for the very reason you shared. Good job getting them off your UFO list!! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Anja!
      I’ve got a LOT of unstitching to do on my July project … but then hopefully things will go smoothly! I hope to show the July project in the first week of July.


  2. Your Amish panels top is beautiful, I love it! Cute animals panel too. Well done with your list, and I admire your consistency to clean your studio for 30 minutes every week!
    Thank you for sharing and linking up today .)

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    • Thanks, Frédérique!
      It’s not TOO hard to clean/tidy for 30 minutes a week … if I don’t, I don’t have any room on my ironing board and I don’t have any room on my cutting mat and it’s hard to find what I’m working on! LOL!!!


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