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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 10, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

We had a wonderful family dinner this past weekend as we celebrated my DMIL's birthday.  

One of the gifts we gave her was the table runner I finished quilting a few weeks ago.




It is rare to be able to get all of my kids together and it is time that I cherish more than any other.


We all met at Mass and then afterwards met the birthday girl, my BIL and FIL at the restaurant.  


We had a wonderful evening!!!


Now, on to my list....


The Week of February 3, 2014
(in review)

1.  Decide on a border for my "Peace on Earth" Disappearing Nine-Patch and then prepare it for quilting.



I found fabric that I liked in the sale room at PQW.  Now this quilt top is ready to be quilted.


2.  Work on the next block for
and put it into the Mock-Up.



I have completed three blocks for this Quilt Along.

Here is my Mock-Up using the Paint program on my computer.





3.  Work on the January and February blocks 
for the "Aurifil 2014 BOM."



This first block was designed by Brigitte Heitland.
The pattern can be found HERE.  
The block is called "Chez Claire."




The next block is designed by Amy Gibson.

The pattern can be found HERE.
The block is called "Mother's Day."

4.  Work on the February block for Pat Sloan's "Globetrotting" quilt-along.





5.  Work on four fan blocks for


This was my first attempt at true applique, without doing a blanket stitch or zigzag stitch.  I am happy with the result.  
These blocks will be in the corners of the quilt.


6.  Bind and Label "Building Blocks - Trellis."


Now, into the ever growing pile of quilts that need their bindings hand tacked.



7.  Prepare "Christmas in the Meadow" for quilting.

"Christmas in the Meadow" is now ready to be quilted with a pretty green backing and a dark red binding.


8.  Make a "Ten Minute Table Runner."

A cute little snowman table runner!

9.  Prepare a "Kwik Krazy Quilt" as a Brody Project.

No progress


10.   Start the preliminary design for a quilt for Ryder as he moves into his first "Big Boy" bed.

No progress


11.  Work on the first two blocks for Wishes
a quilt-along sponsored by the

No progress


12.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

*Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
*Civil War Tribute
*Two Flag of Valor Quilts
Teal & White Delight

I did a little work on three Brody Projects but I did not complete any of them.


13.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie:
  Roll Roll Cotton Boll - A Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.

This quilt is approximately half quilted.

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

No progress


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

A little progress.

16.  Spend a day or two with my main guy...Ryder.

It was very icy on Wednesday morning, so Elmo's birthday party was cancelled.  We decided to go to the local mall to play since outside play was impossible.




This is Ryder enjoying his dinner during his "Gigi's" birthday celebration.



17.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at PQW.

I turned in my quilt and I was able to complete another quilt top for Quilts for Kids.  It has been added to my Git-R-Done list.


18.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler.

The next block for the PQW Saturday Sampler is a Lamoyne Star.



The Week of February 10, 2014

1.  Work on the fourth block for
and put it into the Mock-Up.

2.  Work on eight checkerboard accent blocks for

3.  Prepare a "Kwik Krazy Quilt" as a Brody Project.

4.  Work on the first two blocks for Wishes

a quilt-along sponsored by the

5.  Work on the tenth block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.

6.  Work on some blocks for the 2013 


The sampler will look something like this when it is done. 

7.  Work on a few blocks for a New York Beauty quilt I am making.

8.  Work on a block or two for Toes in the Sand, a quilt by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.

9.  Work on three Desk Deli Totes, designed by Penny Sturges for Quilts Illustrated, for future gifts.

10.  Work on a few Dear Jane blocks.

11.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Two Flag of Valor Quilts
Teal & White Delight



12.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie:
  Roll Roll Cotton Boll - A Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.


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


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


15.  Spend a day with my Ry-Bear.






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

Sharyn

1 comment:

  1. wow! lots going on! your blocks look fantastic and your mock-up of the quilt looks fun. I always work best when there is a clear vision for my finished product!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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