Sunday Summation: February 5 ’23


Have you been following the Stay At Home Round Robin? Last week was Round #2: Stars! I’m using fabric collection “Baby Bloomers”  (by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton). I absolutely LOVE the fabrics in this collection! As you can see from the picture below, there’s a range of colours! Each one is SEW pretty!

One Gift a Month Challenge

Days Filled with Joy is hosting this challenge. This month it’s a little basket that Pink Penguin has a tutorial for (See HERE).

I finished this basket and posted about it on Friday (see HERE).

February’s gift is a Heart Shaped Zipper Pouch. See HERE for the tutorial.

Stitching Stuff

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: 31 / 31
  • February: 5 / 5
  • Percentage: 100%

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 basket above used 1 yard of fabrics. Yes, many were scraps, but it still adds up.

I can still brag … ! I’ve made it one month … can I make it 2?

  • Fabric Used this week:    yards
  • Fabric Used in 2023:       5 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:  0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    0 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:              5 yards 

Just an FYI: I do not count any fabric that is given to me (Island Batik), but this year, I am going to count it as fabric used.

To Do Tuesday

Carol from Quilt Schmilt is now hosting “To Do” every week.

The To Do list from a last week:

  1. Sandwich Bird Panels √   DONE
  2. Sandwich Chilhowie. not done
  3. Work on February Sweet on You Blog Hop project √   DONE
  4. Bind Island Batik’s February project √   DONE
  5. Finish colouring Nutcracker √   DONE
  6. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes √   DONE
  7. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder!  √   DONE

This week’s list:

  1. Quilt Bird Panels
  2. Quilt Naturescape Lone Star
  3. Work on Gardenia
  4. Work on Melodic Mystery: January’s clue
  5. Sandwich Chilhowie
  6. Work on February Sweet on You Blog Hop project
  7. Sandwich Nutcracker
  8. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  9. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

Design Wall

Judy, at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, hosts a linky party for “What’s on your Design Wall” every week.


  1. Classic Cars Colour Challenge BOM
  2. February Sweet on You Blog Hop project. (1st picture)
  3. Gardenia (2nd picture). I’m making this for Essem Textiles and may teach it in March. It’s a pattern from Simply Half Yards by It’s SEW Emma
  4. Melodic Mystery … playing catch-up! How in the world did I miss January’s clue???? So, I’m actually a month behind now! groan!


  • Naturescape Lone Star is ready to quilt
  • Bird Panel is ready to quilt

Upcoming Blog Hops

Island Batik: February Blog Hop! (My day is February 13)

Moose Stash Quilting: Sew It – Show It: Sweet on You (my day is February 22)

Beaquilter: Dust off a Quilt Book (Mar 7)

Just Let Me Quilt: Little Green Apples (March)

This blog hop is starting Monday!!! The next 4 weeks have LOTS of eye candy for you!!! The Island Batik Ambassadors have mad a Puff Quilt from their assigned collections! I’ve seen glimpses of some of them … you are in for a treat!

And there’s already a chance for you to win some fantastic fabric. Visit Island Batik’s blog to enter! Island Batik is giving giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of the complete Island Batik collections – Broken Glass by Kathy Engle or Exuberance by Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design!

Take a look at the following snapshots of some of the fabrics in each collection. Which is your favourite?

Week 1:

February 6:

Emily Leachman @ The Darling Dogwood Bits and Pieces

Sarah Pitcher @ Pitcher’s Botique

February 7:

Claudia Porter @ Create with Claudia

Brenda Alburl @ Songbird Designs

February 8

Elita Sharpe @ Busy Needle

Reed Johnston @ Blue Bear Quilts

February 9:

Preeti Harris@ Sew Preeti Quilts

Suzy Webster @ Webster Quilts

February 10:

(Island Batik posts: Blog Hop Week 1 Round Up + giveaway)

Week 2:

February 13:

Denise Looney @ For the Love of Geese

Gail Sheppard @ Quilting Gail

February 14:

Sandra Starley @ Textile Times

Anorina Morris @ Samilia’s Mum

February 15:

Susan Deshensky @ Lady Blue Quilts

Randy Jones @ Randi’s Roost

February 16:

Renee Atkinson @ Pink Tulip Quilting

February 17:

(Island Batik posts: Blog Hop Week 2 Round Up + giveaway)

Week 3:

February 20:

Brittany Fisher @ Bobbin’ with Brittany

Lisa Pickering @ Lisa’s Quilting Passion

February 21:

Mania Hatziioannidi @ Mania for Quilts

Victoria Johnson @ Forever Quilting 4 You

February 22:

Pamela Boatright @ Pamela Quilts

Lana Russel @ Lana Quilts

February 23:

Jennifer Thomas @ Curlicue Creations

Maryellen McAuliffe @ Mary Mack Made Mine

February 24:

(Island Batik: Blog Hop Week 3 Round Up + giveaway)

Week 4:

February 27:

Connie Kauffman @ Kauffman Designs

Leah Malasky @ Quilted Delights

February 28:

(Island Batik: End of Blog Hop + Final Round Up)

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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16 thoughts on “Sunday Summation: February 5 ’23

  1. Really? No fabric purchases yet? (I guess I’m buying circles around you! LOL). Your SAHRR is looking great! So fun to see what everyone comes up with!

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  2. Another incredible week of Check Marks being added to your list Gail. I love seeing what you are working and can’t wait for all of your Hop projects to be shown off. I love your SAHRR and the collection you are using is perfect. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday.

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  3. Congrats Gail on such a successful To Do Tuesday week. I hope you find this week as productive as last week. Would love to see some pics of your projects….

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  4. Yes! The fabric for the Star at Home Round Robin is lovely! So cheerful! What a great idea – One Gift a Month! I’ll have to check that out! One hundred percent sewing! Yea! Good for you on your stash report! You have certainly been productive this week! Looking forward to checking out the blog hops! Happy sewing!

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  5. I keep checking to see if you still haven’t bought any fabric in 2023. You are holding out really well! I succumb to a cute valentine piece at JoAnns that was a remnant and was on sale at 70% off. Almost a yard for about $2.50. I will be buying yardage in February — mostly for backing.

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    • LOL!!! So far, I’ve been good with not buying fabric. I’m hoping I can keep resisting!!! And, I’ve been able to find backings from my stash – I think … so that’s a good thing! Your valentine fabric sounds like an excellent purchase! I probably wouldn’t have been able to resist either! 🙂


    • Thanks, Brenda! The stars were fun to do!
      I’m looking forward to the blog hop as well!!! They’re always fun to see how everyone comes up with completely different projects! Thanks for hosting Monday Musings! 🙂


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