Monday Moments July 11

Dianne’s Quilt

 Dianne emailed me in May asking for the pattern for 3D Pinwheels. She made the quilt and said, “All piecing and quilting were accomplished on my workhorse 1952 Singer 15-91.  She’s a joy.  I like the looks of this quilt, which will be donated to Firehouse Quilts of Colorado.”  

I think Dianne did a fantastic job making 3D Pinwheels! Isn’t it great that she pieced AND quilted this on an antique Singer? Just shows that you don’t need the latest and greatest newest machine with all the bells and whistles!

Thank you, Dianne for sharing q picture of your quilt with me and giving me permission to post it on my blog! I’m sure the Firehouse Quilts of Colorado will love receiving this beauty!

You can read more about the original 3D Pinwheels quilt HERE and HERE.

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!

  • January – June:  149 / 180
  • July 1 – 11:  11/11
  • Total:  161/ 192
  • Percentage = 83% 

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!

No shopping, no fabric added, no finishes …

  • Fabric Used since the last report       yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       53.5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    11.75 yards 
  • Net Fabric used                 41.75 yards 

To Do

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

The To Do list from last week:

  1. Finish  Island Batik Christmas in July quilt. top is done, quilting is not done
  2. Work on 3 Yard Quilt √   DONE
  3. Quilt Squirrel Quilt not done
  4. Tidy up and organize my Island Batik fabric √   DONE and does it ever feel good to have it organized!!
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder!  √   DONE
  6. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes √   DONE

This week’s list:

  1. Finish  Island Batik Christmas in July quilt. This HAS to be my priority!!! No more procrastinating on “how do I quilt this?”
  2. Sandwich  3 Yard Quilt
  3. Quilt Squirrel Quilt
  4. Work on August Island Batik Marvelous Mini project
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  6. 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.


  1. August Island Batik Marvelous Mini
  2.  Summer Mystery Quilt: I will be hosting a mystery quilt here on the blog … I’m in the process of writing the pattern and sewing it. When it’s almost ready, I’ll announce the dates and all the details. This is slow going because I’ve been focusing on other projects
  3. UFO blog hop project


  1. 3 Yard Quilt. needs to be sandwiched! And I have a plan for the quilting !

2. Island Batik Christmas in July quilt … it’s sandwiched and I just need to decide on how to quilt it and then quilt it!

2. Squirrel is sandwiched and I have a plan for the quilting! – but this is taking a back seat for now.

Upcoming Blog Hops

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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10 thoughts on “Monday Moments July 11

  1. Hi Gail! Thanks for sharing Dianne’s quilt. She did a nice job! You are so busy with your projects. I can’t wait to see what you share on the hops. Happy quilting. {{{Hugs}}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. That is awesome about using the antique machine for the quilt. Connie of Free Motion by the River also uses an antique machine for her quilts! Good for you having your fabrics all squared away in their new home. I got my video made Sunday just before losing my voice. As I have felt like you know what since last week, it is still there, though I have parsed it into “piles” for each month’s project. About all I’ve done now in a week is sit at the computer and design, when I felt like being up! Hopefully this will be a much better week! Your 3-yard quilt is pretty. Looking forward to see how you quilt it. I hope you have a good week!

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    • Hi Brenda!
      Oh – I do hope you feel better SOON!!!
      Yes, my Island Batik fabric is sorted and stored … but I doubt it will stay organized for very long! I know how I work!
      I’m sure that some of your designs will be great!
      Heal soon!

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