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Princeton Jct./West Windsor, New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of 3 super adult kids. I happily taught preschool for 25 years and now spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Monday, February 4, 2013

Make-A-List Monday

The Week of January 28, 2013
(in review)

1.  Finish the last 3 blocks of The Village Quilter BOM "Building Blocks."

All blocks are now finished for this quilt.  I won't be able to get the finishing kit until the end of the  month so I will put this quilt away for a while.

2.  Finish the 2012 PQW Saturday Sampler quilt top - Stonehenge colorway and prepare a backing.

This quilt top is complete but I am still working on the backing.  I had A LOT of 5 1/2" bonus HST left after piecing the top so I put them together to add to the back.  Now I have a strip 20" x 110" that I will off set in the backing.  I had to order some more fabric to complete the backing.  I hope to finish the preparation this week so it can be added to my Git-R-Done list.

3.  Continue working on the 2012 PQW Saturday Sampler quilt top - Stella colorway.

I made some progress on this quilt top but it is not finished yet.

4.  Finish piecing the blocks for the 2011 Byrne $5 quilts (repro and batik colorways) and prepare the finishing kits for sewing.  

All blocks are complete for both colorways.  I did a little work on the Batik finishing kit this week.  I did not get to the repro finishing kit..

5.  Make 9 blocks for the Dancing Stars Quilt Along  sponsored by Amy's Creative Side.

I was able to finish 10 blocks.  They are paper pieced.  I tried doing these blocks with templates but I was not happy with the way they turned out.  Even though paper piecing is slower, the finished blocks were so much better then with templates.

6.  Spend 2 days with my DGS Ryder.

My little guy is almost 8 months old.

7.  Add 38 hexies to my Bonnie Hunter inspired Christmas Hexagon Quilt

469 Hexies

I'm going to take a week off from hexies.  I've been working so much on this project that I'm not getting a lot else done.

8.  Make some progress on my Git-R-Done! list.

I was able to get a little work done on the quilt currently loaded on Annie.  Unfortunately I did not finish it.  My thread kept shredding...not sure why.  I only have a few passes left on the current quilt so I should be able to finish it this week if I can figure out why the thread keeps shredding.  I did not add any finishes to the list so I'm still at 15 quilts to be quilted.

9.  Work on the PQW June 2011 Stash Club quilt.  This quilt is a floating braid pattern.

I did not get to this.

10.  Work on the first two blocks of the Skill-Builder BOM sponsored by Alyssa Lichner of Pile 'O Fabric.

I did not get to this either.

Only a so-so list this past week.  

The Week of February 4, 2013

1.  Work on the first block for Pieceful Nights by Lori Smith sponsored by Jo's Country Junction.

The first block is on the top left side.

2. Attend Quilts for Kids workshop at PQW.

3.  Spend a day with my DGS Ryder.

4.  Piece the backing for my PQW 2012 Saturday Sampler - Stonehenge colorway.  

5.  Continue working on the PQW 2012 Saturday Sampler - Stella colorway.

6.  Continue working on the 2011 Byrne $5 quilts - repro and batik colorways

7.  Work on the June 2011 PQW Stash Club quilt.

8.  Work on a QAYG braided table runner.  

I'm hoping to finish some of these quilts that have been hanging around for way too long.

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!


1 comment:

  1. I love Bonnie Hunter's hexie quilt but would never undertake such a task for fear I wouldn't finish it (I am a finisher, lol!) but seeing your smaller version grow I am sorely tempted to make one like it. So while Bonnie inspired you, you inspired me! THANKS!