Monday, December 9, 2013

Make-A-List Monday - Progress Made!

Hi, all!

Can you believe it's just a little bit more than two weeks until Christmas?  I have to believe that you are all making great progress on your crafty gifts - we had 89 people link up on Whoop Whoop Friday!!  How exciting - that's the most we've ever had!  I'm sorry I haven't gotten over to see everyone's posts - our internet has been hit or miss for the past seven days, hopefully just because of the weather.  We live out in the country and have to rely on "holding our mouth right" to get internet reception……

But anyway - I'd better make hay while the sun shines and finish this blogpost!  Let's see how I did on last week's list...

1.  Quilt a ministry quilt for a young woman with breast cancer.
Done!  I love this pattern - I need to find out how the lady who made the top did it!

2.  Quilt a ministry quilt for a woman who just had a hip replacement.
Done!  Rita, the lady who pieced this top, is really coming into her own - she has taken on the orphan block pile and is creating some beautiful quilts!

3.  Quilt two quilts for a friend to give as Christmas gifts.
Done!  Not the greatest pics, but at least you can see what I was working on…

4.  Make five Christmas stockings (commission job).
Done!  You can read more about them here

5.  Make a back for Emmy's quilt.
Done!!  Woohoo!!!

6.  Make a back for Lilli's quilt.
In progress - this one may take a while, because I'm building slabs (a la Crazy Mom Quilts) out of the scraps left over from making the top…

7.  Keep up with any other ministry needs that arise.
Done!  We had three other requests come in this week, three men's quilts and one woman's quilt, and we pulled a baby quilt for a newborn baby out of the "already made" pile.  I'm missing a picture of one of the men's quilts and the woman's quilt, unfortunately…

Both of those adult quilts were pieced by Rita, using orphan blocks.  Amazing!

And here's what I'm hoping to get to this week…

1.  Finish Lilli's quilt back.

2.   Quilt Emmy's quilt.

3.  Wrap up our Angel Tree gifts.

4.  Introduce a friend to Jolene to help her out in her search for the best long arm machine for herself!

5.  Quilt a few quilts ahead for the ministry if no requests come in.

6.  Quilt Lilli's quilt if time allows.

7.  Work on a non-quilting Christmas project.

8.  Cut out some charm squares for a special project.

9.  Keep up with all ministry needs that arise.

That should be more than enough to keep me busy - it's nice to have some time to work on my own projects now, although if ministry needs arise, I'll put them aside again for a while.  But if I get both quilt backs done for the girls, I could quilt their quilts as late as Christmas Eve and still have them ready for Christmas morning - although I'd rather not do them at the last minute!!

So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?



PS - just a reminder, Kate Spain has generously offered a 25% discount to you all to use in her shop through the end of 2013 - just use the discount code FabAd25!  She's got some really gorgeous textiles for the home - I just received my order, the mistletoe table runner, and it is GORGEOUS!!  Go get yourself something pretty for Christmas!


  1. Looks like your week was not too crazy. Hope you get the Christmas gifts done.

  2. You always do so well with your lists - sure you will get it all finished. Love all the quilty eye candy today.

  3. Looks like that first quilt is a 4-patch posey, a type of stacked repeat (like Stack 'n' Whack), very easy and so much fun. I'd be glad to show you.

  4. Very nice. I got a wild hair and made 12 sampler blocks for a "my heart belongs to quilting" pattern by Doreen speckman that I've had forever. Not to do the stashing pics should be posted this week. Hugs!

  5. Beautiful quilts. I wish I could keep to my to do list. You seem to always accomplish most everything on your list.

  6. You are knocking it out on the list! I had to laugh about your being able to quilt the girls' quilts on Christmas Eve if it comes to that. You must be wearing your Super Woman cape these days!

  7. You've got a lot of impressive production there! Good job.

  8. You continue to amaze me with all that sewing you are able to do!! Each quilt is as beautiful as the next. And, I can't think of anyone better to ask a "quilt sewing" question to: I've made a quilt top of all cotton fabric; but, I would love to use the slightly thicker and soft bubble fleece for the backing and skip the sandwiching of fiberfill with cotton backing - Is is wise to sew slightly stretchy fleece to non-stretchy cottons?

  9. Tell Rita she's a star.

    Love from England,


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