Monday, September 28, 2015

Make-A-List Monday - Marathon Quilting & Babysitting!

Hi, all!

Monday has rolled around again, and it's the start of a very busy week for me - with another one to follow!  Lots of child care both weeks, and some marathon quilting to come.  First though, let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Complete a quilt top as part of a pattern test for a friend.
Done!  Unfortunately I can't show you this one until Quilt Market in October, but trust me, you are going to love it!

2.  Cut out at least one of the grandkids' annual quilts.
Woohoo!  I not only cut one out, I actually got the top sewn together!  I still have some embellishing to do on it, but I'm glad to have this much in the books...

3.  Start working on the t-shirt commission quilt.
Done!  I took pictures of all the t-shirts and arranged them the way I thought they should be laid out, then emailed it to the lady who commissioned it to be sure she likes the layout.  I'm still waiting for my sashing fabric to arrive, so there's not much I can do yet.  But at least it's started!

4.  Work on Nathanael's Christmas stocking.
Done!  I'm filling in the white of the snowmen, which is slow work, boring, and doesn't show up in pictures, but it is progress!

5.  Work on a dress for Emmy.
Done!  I made this cute Tinkerbell print dress for her pretty quickly - it's an easy pattern - to test the pattern before I used it on more expensive fabric.  She loved it!

6.  Find a pattern for nightgowns for my granddaughters.
Done!  I like this McCalls 1722, which I think I can use for both knits and woven.  It's not too fussy and looks very comfortable!

7.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.

This pretty quilt went to a new baby girl...

This quilt went to a couple whose adult son committed suicide...

...and this quilt went to an 18 month old girl who is going through some emotional difficulties.

And this weeks' list should be fun...

1.  Make a lavender and gray quilt for a new baby coming soon at church.

2.  Marathon quilting day on Tuesday to quilt as many quilt tops for the ministry as I can in one day!

3.  Deconstruct the t-shirts for the commission quilt and make the blocks.

4.  Work on Nathanael's stocking.

5.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.

OK - it's a short list but I'm keeping the kids so much this week, I may not be able to get much more than this done.  But if I do, I'll be sure and share it with you next week!

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




  1. Short lists are Done lists, LOL. I love the dress.

  2. Lots of pretty quilty hugs of comfort. I like the annual Christmas quilt. I am working two baby quilts and a Christmas gift. I might start a Christmas quilt for myself.

  3. Yay! Another productive and generous week for you. Lucky to have so much quality time with those precious grandchildren.

  4. You get so much done in a week! We have moved over the summer and still need to set my sewing space back up. I have really missed it.

    Love the stocking! and your reflection in the front window is too cute!


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