Monday Moments: April 24, 2023

Trunk Show

I did a trunk show in Hope B.C. It was a lovely group of ladies!!! It was fun to meet them! My husband helped hold up the quilts, so I didn’t get any pictures of the actual trunk show. Thank you HOPE for inviting me!

One of the ladies at the meeting had participated in the Stay at Home Round Robin and brought her quilt for me to see! So fun! It was fantastic to see it in person! And so much bigger than I had thought! I loved looking at all the different fabrics that she used! Thanks, Charlene!

One Gift a Month

This month’s gift is a Drawstring Gift Bag with a Divider. You can go to Days Filled With Joy for information and the link on this cute bag. I’ll definitely be making one!

I’ve picked out the fabric … just need to start cutting … I might make 2 … without the divider.

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!

I missed 2 days this week because I was travelling.

  • January – March:  90 / 90
  • April: 20 / 22
  • Total: 110 / 112
  • Percentage: 98%

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!

This week’s finishes include:

  • What Happens : 2.5 yards
  • Chilhowie: 13.5 yards. (Island Batik, Hobbs batting, Wild Quilting with Aurifil)

  • Fabric Used the past week:  16 yards
  • Fabric Used in 2023:        74 yards  from non-IB: 28
  • Fabric Bought this week:   yards
  • Fabric Added this year:     8.5 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:              49.5 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 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. Sort through quilts and organize for the Hope in-person Trunk Show. √   DONE
  2. Sandwich, Quilt & Bind: IB Catalogue Quilt Not done
  3. Work on May IB Challenge. √   DONE
  4. Finish Mystery Quilt (making and writing). Not done
  5. X’s & O’s: Add Border, Quilt & Bind Not done
  6. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! √   DONE
  7. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes. √   DONE

This week’s list:

  1. Work on a couple of quilt tops for my sister
  2. Work on May IB Challenge
  3. Finish Mystery Quilt (making and writing).
  4. X’s & O’s: Add Border, Quilt & Bind
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  6. 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.

Piecing projects:

  1. May IB challenge : Sandelwood and the Wedge Star tool
  2. June IB challenge (The luscious teal and green 10″ stack)
  3. Xs & Os. #1 & #2. – cut with Accuquilt dies

Quilting: These are all sandwiched and ready to quilt …

  • IB Catalogue Quilt (not shown)
  • Nutcracker
  • Bird Panel

Upcoming Blog Hops

Island Batik Blog Hop: My day is May 9

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 (My day is June 9)

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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13 thoughts on “Monday Moments: April 24, 2023

  1. How fun to participate in a trunk show! Kind of your husband to help out! Charlene’s quilt is lovely – those snowmen are fun. Our local quilt shop, Be Sew Creative, is having a Snowman BOM with flannels in those same colors.
    That drawstring bag with divider would be perfect for my granddaughter’s collection of nail polish!
    Oh! Your What Happens quilt is so beautiful and fun! I’ll be looking for the pattern!
    Your Chilhowie is so beautiful also! Great finishes!

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  2. Even missing two days, you’ve still had an amazing year on the stitching front. Happy stitching this week. Hopefully you can get more checked off your to do list for the week.

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    • Hi Ruth, friend of my cousin Connie!,
      I bought the bird panel years ago … definitely pre-Covid … made a quilt for my Aunt Verna (who lived in Park Head) and bought enough to make another quilt! So it’s a UFO that’s got to be finished … soon!


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