Updates on Sewing Up My Fabric!

Since I originally posted my description of this blog, I have somewhat erred from my intention. I have actually bought much more fabric than I had but ................. in my defense, I got the solids at 50% off and the quilt shop fabric at 75% off, so that doesn't count, right? LOL

Thursday, August 2, 2018

One Monthly Goal for August

OMG for August is the same as OMG for July!

I really had high hopes for finishing this quilt in July but I didn't quite make it.  I started out with a small daisy, all over design and quilted it more densely than I had planned, so it took me longer to quilt.  I just have to finish quilting the sewing machines and the irons rows and then do the borders.  Hopefully, this will be hanging on the wall in my sewing room by the end of this month!

Please click HERE to see what others are planning to accomplish this month!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July Block for Starry Bright Sky QAL

Block One
These blocks were a joint effort with my daughter-in-law.
After spending a full week working on this block, I finally asked my daughter-in-law to help.  She is good at figuring out things like this. She likes a challenge. Lucky for me! LOL We worked many hours on this one before finally coming up with this design.  I know it isn't the star design, but this is as close as we could get. LOL

Block Two
We worked another day on this one.  I have to give her all the credit for both of these blocks.  All I did was the prep work on the strips! She did the rest. We looked at a lot of on line videos until she was able to make the cubes.  I honestly don't think the cubes were any easier and neither does she! Wow, they are finished!

I am linking up with Alida for the Starry Bright Sky QAL July blocks.  Click HERE to see what others have made.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

2018 Mid-Year Review

What I am working on now.

Linking up with Yvonne at QuiltingJetgirl for a mid year look at my 2018 goals.

I tried to make my goals real and attainable.  Some days it is difficult, but I think I am pretty much on target.  See my comments in red below.

2018 Planning

Using my new planner, I have chosen 3 main goals for the year.

1. Empty garage of all moving boxes - I have been moved in for a year now and still have a 3 car garage full of boxes!  Oh my!  I am hoping to get one box emptied each day until it is done. I also plan to take before and after pics.
While I haven't emptied a box a day, I have averaged that by emptying more on other days.  I am just about half way through.  I did take pictures but I had a computer glitch and lost them. 

2. Sort all fabric - That seems to be a never-ending project but I have decided to start each week with a reasonable goal for sorting fabric for the week with before and after pics.  I forgot to  mention that I still have fabric in containers in the garage! Oh my!  
I am making progress with my stash but I don't know if I will be where I would like to be at the end of this year.

3.  Keep house clean - Now, my house isn't dirty, but I like to keep a handle on things and I figure if I make a plan, then I can work it around my quilting and I reference Cynthia Brunz's blog title "Quilting is more fun than Housework!"  I can assure you that I'd rather be quilting!
I am slowly working into a routine to keep the house clean with minimal effort so I can concentrate on my quilts and fabric stash!

Well, I have all of this written in my Quilters' Planner so lets's see how I manage everything.
It did help to write things in my Quilters' Planner.  I hope to do better with it next year.

I wish everyone their best in keeping up with their goals.

I am linking up with Yvonne AKA Quilting JET Girl for the 2018 Mid-Year Review Please click on the link to see how others are doing with their mid year reviews!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal - July Link up

OMG for July

This picture was my June OMG which was to get this quilt top assembled.  My July OMG is to get it quilted and bound. I am so excited to almost be finished with this quilt.  I want to hang it in my sewing room.

Please go to Elm Street Quilts and check out what others hope to complete this month!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Starry Bright Sky QAL - June Blocks

Block one - Starry Bright Sky QAL
Block Two - Starry Bright Sky

These are my two blocks for this month's QAL. 
You can click here to see all the other blocks that have been made this month with Alida's Starry Bright Sky QAL.

OMG - One Monthly Goal

OMG - June

Yippee! I did it! I did it!

I don't know why it was so intimidating and overwhelming for me to finish the quilt but thanks to Patty at Elm Streets Quilts for sponsoring the One Monthly Goal, I was able to do it.

Here is a link to my original OMG post for June.

Please click HERE to see all the wonderful projects people have completed this month.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

June Starry Bright Sky Block

Block One

Block Two

I am linking up with Alida and the others who are participating in the Starry Bright Sky QAL.

Click here to see what the others have done this month.