Monday, September 21, 2015

Make-A-List Monday - Taking A Deep Breath!

Hi, all!

Whew!  It's Monday, the quilt show is over, and life is returning to normal.  I can't begin to tell you how good that feels!!  I hope you also had a great weekend - we're experiencing some beautiful fall weather here, which always puts me in the mood to sew!

Let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Finish the "secret for now" quilt.
Done!  I made this quilt for the RJR Fabrics "What Shade Are You" blog hop, and there's a giveaway going on right now on my blog! Click here to go to the post and enter to win a great fat quarter bundle of the fabrics I used to make this quilt.


2.  Finish the "bonus" project related to that quilt.
Done!  This cute little mini was made using the cut-off corners of the flying geese blocks.  I actually think I like it better than the big quilt!


3. Finish preparations for the September 19th quilt show.
Done!  The show actually sent very well - we learned some things we can do better next year, but I think that's something that should always happen!  Here's a short video of what it looked like with the quilts laid out...


4.  Cut out at least one of the grandkids' annual quilts.
Done!  I not only got Emmy's quilt cut out, I got the top pieced together!  I still want to do some embellishment on it, and make a kickin' back with something special I picked up a while ago, but it feels really good to have at least one top finished and tucked away! I also cut out the "mattress" pieces for Lilli's "Princess And The Pea" quilt, and ordered some background fabric for it.


5.  Start working on a commission t-shirt quilt.
The only thing I did on this one was order the interfacing I need - not much I can do on it until that arrives.  I've also got some fabric coming for the sashing that is on back order right now.

6.  Work on Nathanael's stocking.
Done!  I'm busy filling in the white in the snowmen's bodies - kind of boring, but it has to be done!  I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on this one.


7.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done!  We gave away several quilts this week...

This one went to a new baby boy...


...and this one is actually a replacement quilt.  We gave a quilt several years ago to a little girl with cystic fibrosis.  Her house burned down last week and although the quilt we gave her wasn't burned, it had serious smoke damage and wasn't able to be saved.  She's a teenager now and should love this bright cheery quilt!


This quilt is going to a gentleman with ALS...


...and this quilt went to a 15-year old girl going through a very difficult time... 


...and finally, this quilt is going to a woman who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.


So, not too bad!  Most of the list got done, which is better than I had hoped for.  And here's what's on tap for this week...

1.  Complete a quilt top as part of a pattern test for a friend.

2.  Cut out at least one of the grandkids' annual quilts.

3.  Start working on the t-shirt commission quilt.

4.  Work on Nathanael's Christmas stocking.

5.  Work on a dress for Emmy.

6.  Find a pattern for nightgowns for my granddaughters.

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

Definitely enough to keep me busy for a while!  There are definitely not enough hours in the day - but at least there are lots of pretty projects to do to stay busy!

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

Hugs!

Sarah

11 comments:

  1. Oh my! I always look forward to these posts! You do accomplish so much. Currently, I find it exciting to watch the progress on Nathanael's stocking. I can't imagine that he had one before and this year should prove to be super special for him and for all of you.

    I am getting ready to put EVERYTHING else aside and start a retirement quilt (of a different kind) for a very valued co-worker.

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  2. The quilt for the ALS patient is beautiful--I love that pattern. Congrats on a productive week!

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  3. Your productivity is inspiring! This is a non-quilty request: if you find a great nightgown pattern, can you put it in the Whoop-Whoop post? All my previous nighties for her fit my daughter but not the proper owner, so I guess I'm going to have to get real and get a pattern, but there are SO MANY!

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  4. Beautiful quilts Sarah. I am going to have to agree with you on the mini RJR fabrics. It is very striking. I also especially love the red plaid quilt. It looks like it is made up of 3-4 similar plaids. Is that right? Simply a Great design and I love the extra wide border too.
    Tis the season for plaids : ) Janita

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  5. It always amazes - and inspires - me, how much you manage to accomplish each week!

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  6. That triangle mini is so impressive and beautiful! Holy cow! I found you blog hopping and I am spreading the word about this new free online quilt design website. You can design your own or customize one of the patterns on their site. You choose the fabric, the blocks, and then once you are done it tells you how much fabric you need for of each material in the quilt. It's pretty amazing and I am so excited about it I am spreading the word.

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  7. Organizing the church closet and seeing what needs to be done and what is done. I organized today and it is a great feeling. I have about 15 quilts that need binding for my deadline in late Oct. I am excited my seniors want to iron and sort our boxes and boxes of scraps - I think they will really enjoy it plus tying the quilts.

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  8. I love your quilt ministry. So inspiring. I am a long ways off from being able to reduce my work hours, but when I get there, I hope to start a program like yours. I am partial to your quilt for the young lady with cystic fibrosis. My daughter has CF. It's a hard enough life as it is. I cant magine losing everything in a fire on too of it. Prayers going out to her family tonight.

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  9. I love your quilt ministry. So inspiring. I am a long ways off from being able to reduce my work hours, but when I get there, I hope to start a program like yours. I am partial to your quilt for the young lady with cystic fibrosis. My daughter has CF. It's a hard enough life as it is. I cant magine losing everything in a fire on too of it. Prayers going out to her family tonight.

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  10. I love your quilt ministry. So inspiring. I am a long ways off from being able to reduce my work hours, but when I get there, I hope to start a program like yours. I am partial to your quilt for the young lady with cystic fibrosis. My daughter has CF. It's a hard enough life as it is. I cant magine losing everything in a fire on too of it. Prayers going out to her family tonight.

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  11. Hi Sarah! I stepped over here to gush to you about how much I LOVE Joy Rises, as well as Moonrise. The adjusted arranged of the off-cuts was fantastically inspired - what a really lovely result!

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