Sunday Summation: November 6 ’22

A Finish!

My ironing board cover was a disaster! So many dark marks … I was going to change it before I took it to the retreat a few weeks ago … I’m glad I didn’t, because it gained an iron imprint!

So, I took 2 layers of Hobbs 80/20 batting and some fabric from my stash and made a new cover! It’s so nice and clean, I almost hate to use it!

The Mystery Quilt 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 are 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 HERE
  • Nov 1: Clue #3 HERE
  • 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.

Island Batik Fabric spotted!

I found these at Castle’s Sewing Center on Fraser Highway here in Surrey!!! Now … I just need to decide which ones I absolutely MUST have and I’ll be visiting the store to buy some!!! It’s SEW nice to find some Island Batik fabric locally!

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 – October: 258 / 303
  • Nov:  6 /6
  • Total:  264 / 310
  • 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!

The ironing board cover used 1.5 yards of fabric.

  • Fabric Used since the last report   1.5  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       84.5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    23.5 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:                62.5 yards 

To Do

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

The To Do list from several weeks ago:

  1. Work on and Finish a UFO (a wallet)not DONE
  2. Quilt the Fall Mystery Quilt √   DONE
  3. Work on Melodic Mystery Quilt – and fix all the mistakes!not 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. Work on and Finish a UFO (a wallet)
  2. Make the project for the Music Blog Hop
  3. Quilt the IB December project
  4. Work on Melodic Mystery Quilt – and fix all the mistakes!
  5. Finish IB November project
  6. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  7. 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 October and November clues! It’s not too late to start … the clues are at Meadow Mist Designs.
  2. Spicy BOM: Nov & Dec blocks
  3. Music Blog Hop project


IB December Quilt

Upcoming Blog Hop

Creatin’ in the Sticks: Music Blog hop

Island Batik‘s December’s Lone Star Blog Hop

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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27 thoughts on “Sunday Summation: November 6 ’22

  1. Hi Gail, how busy you are! I love your new ironing board cover. I don’t blame you for not wanting to dirty it (I was the same way and mine was not half as pretty….and it’s now dirty!) Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. I really appreciate it! Take care.

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  2. Hi Gail! Love the new ironing board cover. It looks fantastic. Nowadays, I mostly iron on my large wool mat on the ironing board. I am sure there is a way to leave a mark but so far so good. Good luck this week on all of your projects!!!

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  3. Gosh I need a new ironing cover too! Yours looks awesome. Great progress on your goals this week. You’re so organized! Thanks for sharing on my 300th Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  4. Hi Gail! Love the new ironing board cover. I need to do that myself. Ooh, those IB fabrics. I love that one on the very far left and I’m not usually drawn to purple. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. You’ve done well on keeping up with the stitching time. I’m still behind on the Melodic Mystery too, but I did finish September’s clue. Good luck with this week’s to do list and enjoy the retreat.

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    • Thanks, Kate! The retreat was a couple of weeks ago – and it was thoroughly enjoyable!
      Melodic Mystery … it’s so well written, I’m amazed at myself with all the mistakes I’ve made! Oh well, I will continue on … and fix them! 🙂


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