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

Sunday, February 16, 2020

PHD in 2020 Mid-month update

Mid-Month Update for PhD in 2020

Sunbonnet Sue
My goal for February PhD in 2020 was to put the sashings and borders on, baste, quilt and bind.
I am almost done! Yippee! All I have left is to quilt two borders and put on the binding.  I already have the binding cut.
Cutie Quilt with Geometric B/W Fabrics

My dear friend Betty send me a B/W bundle from Quilted Twins and I couldn't resist the temptation to start using it up, so I found a Cutie pattern by Debby Brown Quilts and quickly got it sewn up.  I have already pin basted it and will start quilting on it as soon as I finish the Sunbonnet Sue!  

Project Planner Update
As you can see, I have added some projects but I have full intentions of finishing them before the end of the year. I am almost finished with my cutie quilt!

I sure hope I can keep up the pace!

I am linking up with Gail for my mid-February progress report!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020



 Sunbonnet Sue
This was a BOM with the group "Strolling the Block".  I am not sure what year this is but all it needs is sashings, borders, quilting and binding. Sorry about the sunlight on the photo. 

My first 12 projects are what was on my commitment for the PHD in 2020 and the ones listed after that are ones that I started after the commitment.  Well, the commitment is that if you start something this year, you have to finish!

I did not get my January goal finished in time because I didn't realize that I didn't have any black batting and I had to order it and wait for it to arrive.  However, I did learn something.  My February goal for OMG and PHD in 2020 is my Sunbonnet Sue UFO and I have already made sure that I have everything to meet this goal in February!

Below is my January OMG and PHD in 2020 that I didn't get finished in time to link up.

SAWTOOTH STAR RSC15 finally finished!


While I was waiting for the black batting to come in, I picked up another UFO that wasn't on my list and managed to get it done (finally)

Year Round Quilt

My thoughts are pretty vague on this wall hanging.  I think I started it about 2008 but not sure.  Don't remember the quilter who designed it either.  I did have the pattern printed but there was no information on it to give her credit. The only one I needed to do was the fall one.  For some reason, it just intimidated me, but I got to it and finally finished it. It has been hanging in my closet haunting me for years!

I am linking up with

Quilting Gail for my PHD in 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

January One Monthly Goal and PHD in 2020

January Goals

RSC15 Sawtooth Star Needs to be quilted.

I didn't finish the top until 2019 so it is about time to get this top into a finished quilt! No more procrastinating!

I am linking up with
Quilting Gail for my PHD in 2020


Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal


Surely I can get this done!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Last RSC19 Post for the Year!

RSC19 Green Background

I did not get a picture of it quilted, so this is the best I could do to show the quilting.
I was in a hurry to get it boxed up and sent to my son and daughter-in-law before Christmas!

RSC19 - Grey Background
I knew I wouldn't have the time for making the tiny blocks but I was sure I could dip into my crumbs to make two of these!

It's hard to see the quilting on the finished quilt and the camera and sun weren't cooperating so this is the best I could do with that.

I really enjoyed making these.  Thanks for the pattern Angela.

And now for RSC 2015!
Sawtooth Star
I finished all of the stars in 2015 but got overwhelmed with the alternate blocks.  Once I started making them, they were really easy to put together. Now all I need to do is quilt it!

RSC15 Crumb Rows
2015 was my first year to join the challenge.  I was so excited with the thought of getting my scraps sewn up that I started several projects but this is the only one I have completed so far.  This was the best picture I have because I was so excited to give it to my granddaughter that I forgot to take a picture first!

Along the way, I  managed to make some crumb boxes for future scraps.

I am linking up with Angela at SoScrappy.

Click on the link to see what others have been doing.

Friday, December 27, 2019

PHD in 2020

PHD in 2020
hosted by Quilting Gail

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I already had a list of my UFOs when I saw this PHD in 2020 but I thought I would give myself a goal of at least completing these twelve projects. 
She does have some rules so I wasn't sure I would be able to get that part done, but it was not as hard as I thought.

1. Sunbonnet Sue
This was a BOM with the group "Strolling the Block".  I am not sure what year this is but all it needs is sashings, borders, quilting and binding. Sorry about the sunlight on the photo.  I was determined to get this done today.

 2. Tulips
I guess these are tulips.  I picked these up at a local thrift store a few years ago.  I really felt sorry for them.  The quality of the fabric and the workmanship is not the best but I just felt like the person who made these was doing her best.  I hate to see projects unfinished (so I buy more unfinished projects!LOL) I have a few ideas to save the blocks.

3. Christmas Quilt from Primitive Gatherings
I started this in 2016 while I was in the process of selling my house, moving, and buying another one.  What was I thinking?  Anyway, I have everything I need to finish this one.

4. Back to Nature
This was a BOM at my Local Quilt Shop - Cactus Quilts in Texas City, TX.  I acquired a habit of getting 11 blocks done and never finishing the 12th.  I always bought the finishing kit, so I have everything I need to finish this one.

5. Aplique baby quilt
This one is close to 20 years old.  Not sure what I was thinking.  I do have the pattern, so I will have to study it a while before I finish.

6. Turning Leaves
This one comes out of a magazine.  When I post the finish, I will give credit to the magazine and maker.  I have already made one and gave it away.  I really wanted to make one for myself.

7. Starry Pines
I took a class on the no-waste flying geese back in 2002 or 2003 in a quilt shop in Pine Bush, New York.  I had fun making these blocks. I had so much fun that I bought additional fabric to make it bigger.  You know how that goes? Right!

8. I am the Lorax
Bought this from a dear friend.  All I need to do on this one is quilt and bind.

9. O  Ringo Lake
This was a Bonnie Hunter Mystery in 2018, I think.  I am close to making into a top.  I think I got discouraged with the last two clues being close together and they felt like they had 3 clues in each! It is now time to finish!

10. House Quilt
I don't remember the year of this quilt but it was another BOM from my local quilt shop. I actually finished this but it was quite long and not very wide.  I had extra fabric, so those were my plans.  This year it will get done.

11. Another house quilt
I will try to find the name and year.  It was another BOM from my LQS.  I do have everything I need to complete it.

12. Sawtooth Star RSC15
This quilt was from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015.  I made all the stars and then I got overwhelmed with the setting blocks but they weren't very hard at all.  I finally got them done this year but now I need to quilt and bind it.

12 containers
ready to be quilts in 2020!

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Some of my last quarter 2019 Finishes

Alphabet Soup Panel
A few months back Quilted Twins offered a bundle of fabrics that I thought would go perfectly with this panel.  I was surprised at how well they coordinated with the panel even though they were bought several years apart.  I don't remember the name of the fabrics.

Close-up of the coordinating fabrics.

Another close-up of the coordinating fabrics.

Another panel
Since the panel fabric was named "Peek a Boo", and I only had 8 blocks, I decided to put the words "Peek a Boo" in the center. 

I just happened to have enough coordinating juvenile fabrics to coordinate with the panel.
Henrietta Whiskers 2011
This was a BOM by Bunny Hill Designs in 2011. 
I don't know why it took me so long to finish it!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Nativity Panel and a Bundle from Quilted Twins

Nativity Panel
 a 1/2 Bundle of Windham "Three Kings" fabric from Quilted Twins.
When I saw this panel posted on their site, I knew it would work for this panel.  I might could have put a better design around it but this was what I had originally planned, so I stuck with it.
Just in time for Christmas.

Backing made with the remainder of the fabric.

Close-up of the panel and fabric.
I added a few extra small stars with my quilting.