Monday Moments: August 15

I finished the 3 yard quilt. (Remember I started it when my cousin, Connie, was here visiting!)

I quilted it with Silly Moon “Beanie” rulers. (I LOVE their rulers). My plan was to do a Baptist fan over the whole quilt. Well, uh, I changed my mind and just did the Baptist fans in the border. On the rest of the quilt, I used the 4″ Beanie and did circles which made orange peels. I liked the finished look! Would you believe that the backing is actually a dark dark brown? It certainly doesn’t look like it in the pictures! I used Glide thread “wheat” and Hobbs 80/10 batting.

This quilt is from a pattern called “Dream Weaver” from the book “Quick as a Wink 3-Yard Quilts.” It was a quick and fun quilt to piece … however, when I went to put on the binding, I realized that the instructions called for 1.25″ binding. I obviously wasn’t thinking straight when I cut the red fabric for the binding. I ended up with strips of 1.25″ and I wasn’t about to make binding with it. And this quilt was definitely NOT calling for a flange binding! I didn’t have enough of the red fabric left, so I went to my stash and found the darker beige fabric. The moral of this story is to THINK about what you’re cutting and don’t just follow the directions!

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 – July: 178 / 211
  • August:  14 / 14
  • Total:  192 / 225
  • Percentage = 85% 

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!

I finished the 3 yard quilt … 3 yards for the front, 3 for the back & half a yard for binding …

  • Fabric Used since the last report    6.5  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       68.5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    14 yards 
  • Net Fabric used                 54.5 yards 

To Do

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

The To Do list from last week:

  1. Sandwich Island Batik’s September project √   DONE
  2. Quilt:  3 Yard Quilt √   DONE
  3. Work on project for “See Ya Later” Blog Hop √   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 Island Batik’s September project
  2. Finish dealing with scraps from Island Batik’s September project (can’t let them go to waste!)
  3. Work on project for “Get on Board with Sewing” Blog Hop (I have a plan!)
  4. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  5. 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. Work with scraps from Island Batik’s September project
  2. Work on project for “Get on Board with Sewing” Blog Hop


  1. Island Batik’s September project (sorry no picture!)

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16 thoughts on “Monday Moments: August 15

  1. Some Silly Moon rulers are in my future. I absolutely love my Slim ruler by Angela Walters as well as the curved ones by Quilted Pineapple. I recently bought the curve templates by Betty Crockerass but have yet to use them. Which Silly Moon ones do you like best? The quilt turned out great!

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    • My favourite Silly Moon rulers? That’s a tough question to answer …
      I use Rocket on almost every quilt … I love the straight edge …
      Drop is pretty neat …
      Twinkle – lots of 5 point stars (I used it on the Pop Star quilt)
      Cupid – hearts
      Beanie – circles … 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8″ circles … great for all sorts of things …
      I have others as well, but the above 5 are my favourite, or the ones I use the most!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Brenda,
      The Silly Moon rulers are fantastic … I have a few, well, maybe more than a dozen! I LOVE them. They are a Canadian company and offer classes for the different rulers. The owner is a great teacher!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  2. Your quilting is perfect on the quilt. I’ve heard that complaint (?) also about the 3 Yard Quilts. My LQS recommends getting 1.25 of the fabric you plan on using for binding to allow for a more generous binding.

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  3. Love the quilting. I really must do more machine quilting! The binding is just perfect. Another example of making do with what you have!

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  4. Having a plan is always good! I look forward to seeing what you do for the Get On Board with Sewing hop. 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Sew & Tell

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