How is it possible?

How is it possible for it to be the last Monday of July? That means that the summer is half over! But if I want to have a glass half- full attitude – that means that we have at least a month more of summer!

Mystery Quilt

Are you following along with the Summer Mystery Quilt? You can see the latest clue HERE.

Design Wall


#1. Country Panels: No work on it this week! Are you tired of hearing that there is no progress on this 2nd quilt using panels?

#2 It’s another secret … I’m working on my September Island Batik project!!! Woohoo!!! I’m using these fabrics: Aren’t they absolutely great?


Nothing at the moment!

Stash Report

I FINALLY finished this quilt this week. There was a LOT of unstitching and I must admit, a few silent words that are not nice!!! But it was a quick finish once I had all the unstitching done. And it was a HUGE eye-opener to me to change my needle more often!

You can read more about this quilt HERE.

  • Fabric Used this week     9.5  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       79.5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:  0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      27.75 yards  (my husbands amounts as well)
  • Net Fabric used                  51.75 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. Many days there are more than a few hours spent in my studio. And contrary to a popular rumour, I do not quilt 24/7! (grin)

  • January – May–  180 / 180
  • July – 25 / 25
  • Percentage = 99 % 

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:

This week it was hard to get everything done. Like most people, I highly dislike unsewing. OK … if I’m honest, I HATE it!!! Its taken me ages to get all the horrid quilting out … and I’m not finished yet! GROAN!!!. I do have a personal policy of taking out the mistakes before quitting for the day … but more than a couple of days of unsewing is discouraging! It’s OK … it’s almost all done … and then I can start moving forward again!

  1.  Add sashing to  Country Panelsnot done
  2. Start quilting IB August    √   done & binding, too!
  3. Fix Amish Panel , finish quilting, bind  √   done  
  4. Finish  Secret project (listed at KY book in my UFO tally) √   done 
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS!   √   done 
  6. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes     √   done    

This week’s list:

  1. Put  Country Panels on the back burner
  2. Finish IB September
  3. Blog posts: #1 Get Unboxing Video post completed #2 Get August IB post ready
  4. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  5. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

By finishing the Amish Panel quilt, that brought my total of UFOs finished this year to 12! Yay!!! Now … to just make sure I finish everything I start and I’ll be well on my way to my PHD in 2021!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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11 thoughts on “How is it possible?

  1. Unsewing is definitely unfun! You’ve had a really good year on the finishing and finding time to stitch front. You’ve still got almost half the year left to finish up lots of other projects. Happy stitching.

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    • Hi Sharon,
      It’s the only way I can stick to a strict fabric diet!
      For years I bought what I liked … eventually, I ran out of room!
      So, it’s actually keeping me sane! 🙂


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