Good Tuesday morning. The weather is calm and cool today! The wind has stopped coming in from the North which is a blessing for me! This Cedar season has been mixed with dust from the Plains blowing in and giving me fits, but I am great today! Additionally being a Celiac, the diet can be very challenging, to say the least. I was eating eggs (5 a day) for years, but now I have discovered that I have an intolerance to them. Within 24 hours of eliminating them in my diet I began to feel 100% better with great energy coming back like I used to have! This is really a big blessing for me, even if I can only tolerate chicken and potatoes – I am losing weight, sleeping better, and feeling great – so it doesn’t matter about limitations on food!
I have had a very productive week and very thankful for it being that way! I made decisions that will keep me on track to finish as many of my UFOs and Longarm quilting backlog in the next 5 months. I would hope that by June I will be working on new quilts!
Goals for 26 January – 1 February 2021:
- Applique Projects:
- SAG Medallion – Continue on with the 2nd half √
- Jacobean Holidays – 4 Blocks remaining X Waiting…waiting
- Cross Stitch: Minnie Mouse project – X Waiting… waiting
- Longarm Quilting: Load a quilt and quilt it for PHD 2012 goal. √ Done
- Sewing: Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks. √ Done
- Knitting: Continue on Dish Cloth- √ In Progress
- Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR) (Weekly). √ Cancelled
- Complete Round 2 for Kay’s Quilt (Sashiko Medallion)
- Feathered Star Wall Hanging
- Cut 10″ squares for The Arrowhead Block as I need to put the 4′ table away I can put the fabric back in the stash bin and out of the way! √ Cancelled
SAG Medallion. I have started on the 2nd half of the Medallion but after taking this picture, I realized that I had to change one of the leaves on the right hand side since I am using a different fabric for the leaves under the Daisies (little oops). SAG Medallion and Jacobean Holiday hopefully by the end of February.
Poor Minnie Mouse and Cross Stitch – she is just not getting her just do. I am hoping to play with the Counted Cross Stitch this coming week since I have made some changes to my projects that will free up a lot of time.
PHD 2021: I had not quilted in quite awhile, so I had to let my HQ warm up, set up a practice piece, and then worked on the backing, cut the batting, and loaded the quilt on Saturday! I quilted it on Sunday and did the binding by machine (not my preference, but…it is done!)! My HQ is not computerized, so I do free motion. I did a mid-size (small) meandering. I am calling it Colorful HSTs.
And the backing:
OMIGOSH – I decided to make a total of 30 blocks. I have 8 ready to sew (completed 4 this week) and have the remaining 8 strips cut out and ready to sew the 9 patches together and Shoo Fly HSTs and they will be put in baggies waiting to be sewn together. A good goal would be to finish this quilt by the end of February – we shall see.
SAHRR. I have decided to not continue on with the Round Robin, so I am stopping with the first border and will hand quilt both wall hangings. I am so happy that I have now completed these UFOs as they have found a home! They are basted and ready for the quilting hoop!
The backing fabric is Kona Bay for Seattle Bay Fabrics, a fabric line out in the mid or early 2000’s. Very difficult to find any and if so, it is expensive. I wish there were more fabrics like it. It feels like silk and to me it was the perfect fabric for the backing. My only regret is that I had only purchased 1.5 yards.
The Arrowhead Block: This project is cancelled! Another decision – I have too many other quilts that I wish to make or finish this year, PLUS I do not know if I will ever use the Jenny Beyer fabric!
I am thinking I need some suggestions as what to do with this fabric!
Goals for week of 1 February – 8 February
- Applique Projects:
- SAG Medallion – Continue on with the 2nd half
- Jacobean Holidays – 4 Blocks remaining
- Mary Brown – Prepare a block for the month
- Cross Stitch: Minnie Mouse project –
- Longarm Quilting: Load Autumn Autumn Jubilee for PHD 2021
- Sewing: Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks.
- Knitting: Continue on Dish Cloth
- Hand Quilt –
- Indian summer
- Kay’s Wall Hanging Quilt
- Radiant Feathered Star Wall Hanging
- Baby Quilt for Julie
Included in this weekly goal, yesterday I did my monthly house clean and did all the washing! DONE √ This will give me the entire week for quilting!
Have a wonderful week and keep on stitching – it is truly calming and rewarding!
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday, For the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy Days, Quilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021;