Monday Moments: April 9, 2023

More Retreat Pictures

Judy sent me her pictures from the retreat! The first ones are the view from the house, the house, and a garden down the road. The next is an example of the yummy food we had … and of course, pictures of quilts in the making!

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: 31 /31
  • April: 9 / 9
  • 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!

Well, I was at a retreat at Over the Rainbow last week and that’s just plain dangerous as far as fabric purchases go. I bought 5 yards of Island Batik fabric … a solid white and that yummy fan fabric. Plus I bought a panel that I’ll quilt in the near future (you’ve got a peek view of it at the top of the picture).

Nothing was finished this week, but LOTS of things in progress!

  • Fabric Used the past week:  0 yards
  • Fabric Used in 2023:        51.5 yards from non-IB: 20
  • Fabric Bought this week:   5.5 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:     8.5 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:              43 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 hosting “To Do” every week.

The To Do list from last week: I didn’t get a lot ticked off on my list … maybe this next week!

  1. Quilt Melodic Mystery. Not Done partially done. Binding is ready
  2. Quilt Gardenia. Not Done partially done
  3. Bind Chilhowie Not Done binding is cut
  4. Quilt Bird Panels. Not Done
  5. Quilt Nutcracker Not Done
  6. Finish April IB project. √   DONE. If it ever quits raining, I’ll take some pictures!!!!
  7. Finish Mystery Quilt (making and writing). Not Done
  8. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! √   DONE
  9. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes. √   DONE

This week’s list:

  1. Sandwich, Quilt & Bind: IB Catalogue Quilt
  2. Quilt Melodic Mystery. finish quilting and bind
  3. Quilt Gardenia. This will be finished after I teach the class. It’s now hanging at Essem.
  4. Bind Chilhowie
  5. Finish Mystery Quilt (making and writing).
  6. X’s & O’s: Add Border, Quilt & Bind
  7. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  8. 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.

Lots of Piecing projects:

  1. May IB challenge : can’t show you the fabric yet – and it’s not started yet!
  2. June IB challenge (The luscious teal and green 10″ stack)
  3. Baby Stars #2
  4. Xs & Os. #1 & #2. – cut with Accuquilt dies

Quilting: These are all sandwiched and ready to quilt …

  • Melodic Mystery – in progress
  • Gardenia – in progress
  • Nutcracker
  • Bird Panel

Upcoming Blog Hops

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

Just Let Me Quilt: Sew It – Show It: Rose Colored Glasses (My day is May 16)

Moose Stash Quilting: Sew It – Show It: When Pigs Fly

Just Let Me Quilt: Sew It – Show It: Picnic Party

Moose Stash Quilting: Sew It – Show It: Call Me Crazy

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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17 thoughts on “Monday Moments: April 9, 2023

  1. Gail your retreat photos just make me want to go there! It’s so inviting and picturesque and the food looks great! I’m glad you had fun! Considering you were at a retreat you di good on your list. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday. Love your new IB fan fabric.

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  2. It’s nice to have extra photos from the retreat, it really looks like you had a great time. Well done with your metrics, you had a busy week, and partially done is still something done!
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up 😉

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  3. Your retreat location is lovely. Looks likes lots of fun. Very pretty new additions to the stash and your still well in the black with those. Good luck with this week’s to do list. Sounds like you’ll have some finishes this week. The consistent stitching time does pay off. Happy stitching this week.

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