Monday Moments: October 17 ’22

Helping at a Class

On Saturday, the guild had Carola from Carola’s Quilt Shop come and teach a free motion class. Amy & I were asked to help. Carola didn’t need our help … but, we pretended to assist!

I had a good chuckle when I saw Nora’s “speed control” for her machine! Isn’t it a great idea?

It was a great class and everyone learned a LOT!

There was a small “pop-up” store … with fabric and notions. But, I was almost good, and only bought a “Silly Moon” ruler! Although, some of the beautiful wide back fabrics were to die for!

New Fabric Sewn!

The Fabric I showed you last week was sewn into buckets! The pattern is “Storage Solutions Bucket Bags” by Among Brenda’s Quilts.

Upcoming Mystery!

This is a super simple mystery quilt! It is my own design. I designed it for the Boundary Bay Quilt Guild, but I’m going to be sharing it with YOU as well!

This starts on Tuesday, October 18!

This quilt will finish at 43″ x 53″

There will be 8 clues. They will all come out on Tuesdays, starting October 18.

  • Oct 18: Clue #1: Fabric Requirements and Cutting
  • Oct 25: Clue #2
  • Nov 1: Clue #3
  • Nov 8: Clue #4
  • Nov 15: Clue #5
  • Nov 22: Clue #6
  • Nov 29: Clue #7
  • Dec 6: Clue #8
  • Dec 13: Mystery Quilt Parade

New Classes

I will be teaching several classes at Essem in November. You can register for them 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!

With company here, very little stitching happened!

  • January – September: 234 / 272
  • Oct :  16 / 16
  • Total:  245 / 290
  • 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!

I used the 2 yards I reported last week to make the buckets and there was 4 yards used for the backing of my Pinktober quilt (HERE).

  • Fabric Used since the last report   6  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       83 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    20 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:                63 yards 

To Do

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

The To Do list from several weeks ago:

  1. Finish Secret Quilt (I have quilting and binding to do) √   DONE and mailed to Colorado!
  2. Winter Branches table runner – if I finish Secret Quilt, I’ll work on this! not DONE
  3. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder!  √   DONE
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes √   DONE

This week’s list:

  1. Winter Branches table runner – MUST do
  2. Work on and Finish a UFO
  3. Quilt the Fall Mystery Quilt
  4. Work on Melodic Mystery Quilt!
  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, hosts a linky party for “What’s on your Design Wall” every week.


  1. Melodic Mystery Quilt
  2. Spicy BOM: Nov & Dec blocks


Winter Branches table runner

Current and Upcoming Blog Hops

Pinktober is hosted by Brianna of Sew Cute and Quirky and Island Batik … my day was October 13! You can see my quilt HERE.

Creatin’ in the Sticks: Music Blog hop

Here are the links to the various PINKtober blogs:

DateWhoCollectionWhere to find them
Monday, October 3Jennifer ThomasPositively Pink
Tuesday, October 4Lisa PickeringHope and
Thursday, October 6thMaryellen McAuliffePositively Pink
Monday, October 10Emily LeachmanPositively Pink
Tuesday, October 11Jane HauprichPositively
Wednesday, October 12Marlene OddiePositively
Thursday, October 13Gail SheppardPositively Pink

Friday , October 14
Jerry StubeHope and Heart
Monday, October 17Brianna RobertsHope And Heart
Tuesday, October 18Terri Vanden-BoschHope And Heart
Wednesday, October 19Mania HatziioannidiHope And
Thursday, October 20Laura PilandHope And Heart

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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17 thoughts on “Monday Moments: October 17 ’22

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  2. This class sounds fun and great! Everyone looks very focused on the work to do. Lovely baskets, and three is much better than one 😉
    A new Mystery? Oh, I’m looking for it!
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up.

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  3. What a fun class! A sponge also works well wedged between the foot feed, to slow things down. Not my original idea, it was suggested in a book about teaching kids to sew. I’m pondering whether to join in on the Mystery QAL – sounds fun!

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  4. The class looked really fun! It’s been ages since I went to a “real” class… Love those fabric baskets, they will be really useful! oh, if I was home I’d join in on the mystery QAL! Instead, I’ll enjoy watching everyone’s progress! Thanks for linking up with Monday This and That! xx

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