Monday Moments: October 24 ’22

I finished a project that I started in January … playing with Inktense pencils. I did the quilting while at the retreat last week. Once I was home, I found the perfect dark green fabric for the binding. This project was a free-motion quilt-along by Helen Godden. The design is free and there are youtube tutorials to guide the quilting. You can access the free design HERE. (Christmas 2019)

My quilting is nowhere near perfect, but I find doing these little projects certainly helps my quilting and I learn lots as I do the projects.

I used Black Aurifil thread and red, green and yellow Glide thread. Hobbs 80/20 batting is in the center.

The Mystery has started!

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 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 HERE
  • 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!

Lots of stitching in the past week!

  • January – September: 234 / 272
  • Oct :  24 / 24
  • Total:  252 / 297
  • 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!

But, I was at a retreat last week … and The Steam Trunk Craftworks had a pop-up shop … I absolutely NEEDED fabric … so 2 yards just happened to come home with me! Along with some snowflake buttons and tassels. Well, I only needed the white with the blue dots … but the other fabric is so pretty, I couldn’t resist!

However, the project I finished this week (see the top picture) used 1 yard of fabric.

  • Fabric Used since the last report   1  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       84 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   2 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    22 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:                62 yards 

To Do

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

The To Do list from last week:

  1. Winter Branches table runner – MUST do √   DONE and delivered to Essem
  2. Work on and Finish a UFO not DONE I worked on my wallet at the retreat, but I needed eyeglass screwdriver to attach the thing-a-ma-jig …
  3. Quilt the Fall Mystery Quilt not DONE
  4. Work on Melodic Mystery Quilt! √   DONE
  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. Work on and Finish a UFO (a wallet)
  2. Quilt the Fall Mystery Quilt
  3. Work on Melodic Mystery Quilt – and fix all the mistakes!
  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, hosts a linky party for “What’s on your Design Wall” every week.


  1. Melodic Mystery Quilt: I was working on this at the retreat … I was very tired and made a ton of mistakes … I need to fix those and finish the September clue! It’s not too late for you to start … the clues are at Meadow Mist Designs.
  2. Spicy BOM: Nov & Dec blocks


Fall Mystery Quilt

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17 thoughts on “Monday Moments: October 24 ’22

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  2. Very pretty finish! Now it’s ready to use this holiday season, which is coming much faster than I’d like to think about. Your metrics all look good, you are on track to have a really good year on both the stash and stitching fronts.

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  3. That Helen Godden is beautiful, and your FMQ quilting looks so pretty on it! Your fall scrappy mystery is very tempting! I’m normally not much for mysteries, but I trust you – LOL! Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!

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