Sunday Summation: March 5 ’23


Have you been following the Stay At Home Round Robin? Last week was Round #6: Pinwheels. I’m using fabric collection “Baby Bloomers”  (by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton). I absolutely LOVE the fabrics in this collection! On March 13, we will have a parade of all the SAHRR quilts! It’ll be fun to see all the different ones!

One Gift a Month Challenge

Days Filled with Joy is hosting this challenge. March’s gift is a Round Quilted Pot Holders. See HERE for the tutorial.

Here’s my January and February gifts:

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 – February: 59/ 59
  • March: 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!

In the last 2 weeks, I’ve used 6 yards for the star quilt, 1/2 yard for the heart pouches and 2 yards for the bags …

I’d be lying if this meme was still true! I needed backing. I knew exactly what I needed an my husband went and picked it up … so (maybe) I could technically say I haven’t bought any fabric yet this year … but in reality, I did send my husband to the store for it!

  • Fabric Used this week:     8.5 yards
  • Fabric Used in 2023:        18.5 yards from non-IB: 14.5
  • Fabric Bought this week:   3 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:     3 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:              24 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 last week:

  1. Finish Gardenia to flimsy stage. √   DONE
  2. Melodic Mystery: Finish top. √   DONE
  3. Chilhowie: start quilting. Not Done
  4. Quilt Bird Panels Not Done
  5. Quilt Nutcracker Not Done
  6. Start March Island Batik Challenge. √   DONE
  7. Start Dust off a Quilt Book project. √   DONE. and blog post written
  8. Work on Little Green Apples blog hop project. √   DONE
  9. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes √   DONE
  10. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder!  √   DONE

This week’s list:

For me, this list is big … it’s what’s on my To Do list, but the ones with purple text are my priority. If I get beyond those, I’ll be extremely happy!

  1. Sandwhich Gardenia
  2. Melodic Mystery: Sandwhich
  3. Chilhowie: start quilting.
  4. Quilt Bird Panels
  5. Quilt Nutcracker
  6. Finish March Island Batik Challenge.
  7. Work on Little Green Apples blog hop project.
  8. Finish Mystery Quilt (making and writing)
  9. Bind SAHRR ’23
  10. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  11. 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. Little Green Apples blog hop project
  2. March Island Batik project.


  • Chilhowie
  • Nutcracker is ready to quilt
  • Bird Panel is ready to quilt

Upcoming Blog Hops

Beaquilter: Dust off a Quilt Book (Mar 7)

Just Let Me Quilt: Little Green Apples (March)

Moose Stash Quilting: Sew It – Show It: Say What? (my day is April 19)

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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14 thoughts on “Sunday Summation: March 5 ’23

  1. Gail your SAHRR is just too sweet! I love the fabric for your next IB project. just look at all the check marks on your list. Well done! Good job sending your hubby to the shop for you! That way you could avoid temptation to do some fabric acquisition. Genius in my book. Thank you for linking with TDT.

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  2. Thank you for all of the link-up info! I should prob join in that Sunday Stash Report one! Well, you made it to March before buying fabric–that’s pretty good! I think I made it a day or two into the new year? Clearance sales pop up about then–gets me every year!

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  3. Hi Gail! It’s so nice to see your quilt top. It is so pretty – the colors are so pleasing, that I can see why you plan to keep it. You’ve been rocking to To-Do list. Great job and good luck with this week’s projects. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Gail, your SAHRR is sooooo beautiful and I am so happy to maneuver me through the weeks. Wendy did a great job to believe in me and to give me tipps and explain when I was struggling (depending to language problems). There was nothing to loose – so I tried to participate and I am so happy. Thanks for all the work you ladies have with eMailing and writing blogs. I would collapse with this list of to do’s … I am happy to manage one quilt to get done by the due date. Thank you so much for this SAHRR and learning so much! THANK YOU

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