To Do Tuesday, HQAL, Slow Sunday Stitching All in One Post

Good afternoon! What a weather change today from yesterday! The last 3 days were rather cool with lower humidity, but today it is heading to a 100! UGH! I am back to walking and each day I am getting closer to my 1.5 miles each morning. I have done 1.25 for the last 2 days, takes me a little longer, but in time I will be back to my normal 20 minute mile. I can certainly tell the difference in how my days are better! I also believe that I will start losing the 10 pounds that need to go away.

Today I finished Stonefields quilt top! Anyone wishing to purchase the pattern can have it for $125.00 with postage. I never mark on my originals so it is just as it was when I purchased it at $200.00 (2015) and Sentimental Stitches now sells it for $190. If no one wants it I will keep it as a memory pattern. I purchased this pattern in July 2015! Amazing when life goes South and we end up with long awaited UFOs to be completed! So finish date is September 2021! I would have never thought it would have taken me this long to make the quilt.

Original Stonefields Quilt

I changed the border as I did not want to put anymore time into this project. This is the fabric I used – it is a Robert Kaufman border fabric that came from Japan called La Scala. It is a rich gold and I fussy cut the fabric and it went together beautifully.

So here is Stonefields Redesigned by Nanette! I am very happy how it has turned out and it will go on the rack for hand quilting.

Starting tomorrow I will cut out the border for A Bountiful Life. I am pleased with my decision to not add anymore blocks to this quilt as I am burned out working on it! The border will be vines and leaves. I may get creative and add either flowers or something else, but I want this one finished and do not want to spend 2 months appliquéing the border.

The background is not quite this dark! A Bountiful LIfe – shortened – ready for the border!

Then I plan on getting A Quilter’s Dream marked for hand quilting and loaded on the Z44 – any bets going on out there that maybe by October this will be accomplished? LOL

A Quilter’s Dream by Linda Ballard

I am still working on Dresden Heaven. I have 6 of the 16 large Dresdens sewn to the background grid. I am hoping to be in the mood to complete them this week. I hope that I could have this quilt completed by next Tuesday as it would be a large relief. I started this quilt in August 2016!!! You can see where I am in this UFO here.

The very last UFO will be the completion of the top for Stars Around the Garden! I have the Medallion Center completed and all the star blocks finished also. This LAST UFO was started in the March 2020 timeframe and the Medallion was finished in early 2021. After sewing the top together, the border will require more applique, but not difficult. My goal for completion for these 3 projects will be mid-October and hopefully sooner. It has been a long 9 months trying to finish all of my UFOs, but the end is near and I can start making something new. Heck, I may even pick up with Mary Brown quilt! We shall see as I no longer set short time goals because life always provides Unforeseen Requirements for me as I get a smidgen older! But take heart! I will be back to 100% soon!

Stars Around the Garden Medallion
Stars Around the Garden Blocks!

Am I glad that I stopped making new quilts this year so far and deal with all the UFOs? You bet! I still have quilts to quilt, but that will also come in time.

So I leave you with a wish for a Happy Stitching week! I am so looking forward for Fall weather and am sure most all!

Hugs, Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021; 

11 Replies to “To Do Tuesday, HQAL, Slow Sunday Stitching All in One Post”

    1. I have enjoyed taking my time and think I did get more done. Glad to be moving around during the day and not sitting doing Dresdens during the day. I love my time in the morning walking and being up and down and moving more during the day. I assume you are enjoying the M-F work weeks. Hugs

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    1. I am looking forward to just having the applique work and hand work at night and working on a challenging project again. I do believe I will not have more than 2 project going at one time again. 1 for night work and 1 for piecing! Too much time between start and finish makes it difficult to want to finish the UFOs. Hugs

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  1. Stonefields is magnificent! I love the border you chose – it’s perfect for it. Quilter’s Dream is a favorite of mine – I love the colors and the pattern so much. And Stars Around the Garden is gorgeous. You are making great progress!
    Thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Linda. I am pleased with it. 7 years ago I would have not stopped and made the entire quilt, but I have learned when it becomes a chore it is time to stop and finish the top – no matter what! I hope you are enjoying that HQ! Hugs. PS – Send WINTER! LOL

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  2. Hi Nanette,
    When I started reading your post, I thought you were saying you were walking 15 miles a day! Wow, I put down my coffee cup, and looked closer. Ahh, 1.5 miles a day. That’s more like it. Good for you! And finishing up UFOs….you are a rock star! As you know, my goal for the last couple of years is getting mine finished up too. You are an inspiration to me. I like all of your choices you are making and the border print you have for stonefields is wonderful. Keep on finishing those UFOs and show us how it’s done. Hugs, Judy

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  3. These are all so fabulous, Nanette! And each of these UFOs definitely deserves to become a beautiful finished quilt. I am especially smitten with all of your gorgeous appliqué. I’ve been trying to finish up some UFOs of my own this year but people in my family keep interrupting me by having babies and graduations. I am still holding out hope that I might get my Jingle appliqué quilted before the end of the year, if I can get caught up with everything else. You are inspiring me!

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