Monday Moments … May 30

Stitching Time

Kate, from Life in Pieces, is hosting “Stitching Stuff” and the goal is to sew for at least 15 minutes a day. I use Kate’s guideline, but my personal goal is to sew for 30 minutes a day. On those “blah” days, it does motivate me to sit at my machine and 30 minutes often turns into several hours. Thank you Kate for the motivation!

I’ve missed 2 days of sewing in the past 2 weeks … that’s what happens when you spend full days helping someone move!

  • January – April:  117 / 120
  • May 1 – 29:  17 / 29
  • Total: 134 / 159
  • Percentage = 84% 

Stash Report

Donna at Quilt Paint Create hosts a weekly linky party where you can display your stash numbers. This has really kept my stash from growing (somewhat!) Before I buy anything, I am always mindful of the fact that I need to report it on my blog … That sometimes stops me in my tracks!

The apron used 1.25 yards and the 2 small quilts used a yard each for backing … for a total of 3.25 yards used since my last report. No shopping, so nothing added!

  • Fabric Used since the last report      3.25  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       43 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    6.25 yards 
  • Net Fabric used                 36.75 yards 

To Do

Linda from Texas Quilt Gal is hosting “To Do” every week.

The To Do list from 2 weeks ago:

  1. Finish May Island Batik challenge. √   DONE you can see it HERE
  2. Work on Pop Star Quilt √   DONE flimsy completed
  3. Sandwich Squirrel Attack Quilt (see below). √   DONE
  4. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder!  √   DONE
  5. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes √   DONE

This week’s list:

  1. Quilt Pop Star Quilt
  2. Work on Here Comes the Sun Pop Star Quilt blog hop project
  3. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

Design Wall

Donna, at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, host a linky party for “What’s on your Design Wall” every week.

Piecing:

  1. Here Comes the Sun project

2. A Squirrel Attack: The flimsy is done – but I forgot to take a picture …

Quilting:

  1. Squirrel is sandwiched and I have a plan for the quilting!

2. Quilting is in progress. I have been working on Sandra Walker’s Pop Star Quilt … Yesterday, the instructions for adding the border were posted. You can access the steps at MMM Quilts HERE.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 
Gail