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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, October 28, 2013

Make-A-List Monday










The Week of October 21, 2013
(in review)

1.  Finish the October Stash Club quilt top - Mexican Cross -
 a UFO from about two years ago.

I made 30 blocks that looked like these:


I decided to sash these blocks with a 2" strip of Kona Buttercup and white cornerstones.



I used a blue fabric as the border and the same blue fabric as the backing.  This quilt top has been added to the Git-R-Done list. 

2.  Prepare a backing and binding for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

I found a pretty pale yellow fabric for this quilt's backing.  It has been added to the Git-R-Done list.

3.   Work on a baby quilt from the book Simply Chenille Baby Quilts



This is how the chenille baby quilt top looks now.  I'm trying to decide if I want to use more chenille as an outer border. 



Here is a close-up of the chenille fabric.  

4.  Begin working on Wildflower Rhapsody...a quilt kit I purchased in Arizona a few years ago.

This is how Wildflower Rhapsody will look when I am done piecing all of the blocks.

Wildflower Rhapsody Quilt Pattern

So far I was able two finish two blocks:



These 12 1/2" unfinished blocks can be found on the left side of the quilt.

5.  Catch up on all of the paper-pieced blocks from Lucky Stars sponsored by Elizabeth Dackson of Don't Call Me Betsy.

Well I didn't catch up on all of the paper-pieced blocks but I was able to finish two of them:



The larger block measures 12 1/2" unfinished 
and the smaller block measures 6 1/2" unfinished.

6.  Work on some blocks for my 501 Scrap Block Sampler.

I did not get to work on this project.

7.  Work on Back to Square One Medallion Mystery offered by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times.

I did not get to work on this project.

8.  Spend a day with little Ryder and my 28 year old son, JT.

JT, Ryder and I had a great day together.  




We played around the house and then we went to the park for a picnic and play.  The weather was wonderful for late October and we took advantage of the beautiful day.  

9.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
*Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
*Slice Twice - Isn't That Nice
Blue Palace
Meadow - A Christmas Quilt
Jungle Fever
Civil War Tribute
Aunt Josephine's Pride Mini Quilt
Two Flag of Valor Quilts

I worked on Four-Patch Stacked Posies and Slice Twice - Isn't That Nice.  Neither project is complete but Slice Twice is very close to being done.

10.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie - Taylor's Timeless Quilt.

Taylor's Timeless Quilt is quilted  and I was also able to finish the quilting on all three Quilts for Kids quilts and the Sausalito bag.

11.  Add some more hexies to my Bonnie Hunter inspired
 Christmas Hexie Quilt. 

I worked a little on this project but no new pictures to share.

12.  Work on the shawl I am crocheting for 
the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. David the King Church.

I worked a little on this project but no new pictures to share.

13.  Attend Strip Club at The Village Quilter.


This month we are using 5" strips instead of 2 1/2" strips.

This is how the finished quilt will look:



14.  Celebrate my "29th" birthday with my family.


I was pleasantly surprised to find this balloon on my mailbox first thing in the morning.  Thank you DD Shea.

I spent a great day with my family.  I am blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.


The Week of October 28, 2013

1.  Make a decision on the final border for my chenille baby quilt and prepare it for quilting.

2.  Work on a few more Wildflower Rhapsody blocks.

3.  Add a binding and label to Taylor's Timeless Quilt.

4.  Bind, label and launder the three Quilts for Kids quilts I just finished quilting on Annie.

5.  Complete the tenth block for the 2013 Byrne $5 quilt.

6.  Put together the Sausalito bag I started a few weeks ago.

7.  Work on the next clue for the
Heather Spence of Heather Spence Designs

8.  Work on some blocks for my 501 Scrap Block Sampler.

9.  Work on Back to Square One Medallion Mystery offered by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times.

10.  Review my Christmas Control Journal.  A sample CCJ can be found HERE.  I've been following many of the principles of Flylady for years.  This website has helped me tremendously with organization.

11.  Spend two days with little Ryder.

12.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Slice Twice - Isn't That Nice
Blue Palace
Meadow - A Christmas Quilt
Jungle Fever
Civil War Tribute
Aunt Josephine's Pride Mini Quilt
Two Flag of Valor Quilts

13.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie - Winter Retreat.

14.  Add some more hexies to my Bonnie Hunter inspired
 Christmas Hexie Quilt. 

15.  Work on the shawl I am crocheting for 
the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. David the King Church.

16.  Attend the WWP South Hall of Honor induction ceremony 
at my Alma Mater.  


I certainly have a busy week ahead.  I didn't even mention Halloween festivities and more birthday celebrations.  

It is good to be busy!!


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

Sharyn




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