Monday, August 7, 2017

Make-A-List Monday - No Rest For the Wicked!

Hi, all!

Monday has rolled around again - and the best kind of summer Monday for me - rainy and comfortable temperatures!   It was a good day for sewing!!

I've got all kinds of new projects coming up, but first, let's see how last week's list went....

1.  Print the photos for the memory quilt.
2.  Assemble the memory quilt.
Done!  And not only printed and assembled, but quilted and bound!!  I'm glad to have this monster finished - it measures 95" square!!

3.  Assemble the SBB Special Project quilt.
Done!  This came out really cute, and I love the way everyone's scrappy blocks play so well together!

4.  Cut out the twins quilts.
Done!  And not only cut out, but I got started on sewing them together today, chain piecing the HSTs.

5.  Finish up the 12DCIJ blog hop stuff - giveaways, updating the tutorials page.
Partly done.  I finished up the giveaways, but I haven't updated the tutorials page yet.

6.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done!  We sent this quilt to a woman with stage 3 colon cancer...

And these five quilts are going to a group that works with women recently released from prison. They will be giving them to the women as they return home.  This is an ongoing project, and we'll be keeping them supplied with quilts.

So all in all, not a bad week at all!  Especially since I've been battling a cold all week - a gift from Emmy.  Bless her little pea-picking heart!  Here's what's on tap for this week...

1.  Work on the twins' quilts.

2.  Enjoy my last week with the littles before they start kindergarten.

3.  Mail off the prizes for the 12 Days of Christmas in July winners.

4.  Update the Tutorials and 12 Days of Christmas in July pages on my blog.

5.  Quilt some charity quilts.

6.  Keep up with any needs that come up for the quilt ministry.

I'm also working on a new quilt design for a future Free Spirit Fabric project - something more traditional, with LOTS of pieces - but I think it's going to be really cool!!  This one's really got my crafty mojo running on overdrive.....

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



Oh, and just because it's cute, here's a grandkid pic - Emmy lost her first tooth this week!  She proudly announced to her mom that she lost her tooth while she was eating ice cream, and now she is ready for kindergarten!!


  1. Another set of outstanding accomplishments. I am still in love with that memory quilts. I think that's in my top three of designs that I've seen used for a memory quilt. It looks like you've got a lot of great things on your To-Do List for the week. Happy sewing! Andrea

  2. Your photo of Emmy reminds me that I need to think about making a tooth fairy pillow for my granddaughter. She's 4 1/2 now so it's not a rush but it's been on my mind. And, while I make one I should also piggyback another for my almost 2 year old grandson. I am always amazed at how much you accomplish in a week.

  3. so much achieved in only a week, really love the quilt that went to the lady with cancer so colourful and the black works beautifully on it. What a delight your GD is hope the tooth fairy came to visit her

  4. The Ministry quilts are beautiful, bright and full of love.

  5. Such beautiful quilts again - the memory quilt is lovely, as are all the rest. Love how so many are gifted - comfort quilts!

  6. lovely quilts with an even lovelier purpose...doing some applique on an old UFO...

  7. Oh my! She's a Kindergartener already? Where does the time go. She will fit right in with that lovely gap.

  8. I'm loving the memory quilt, just enough pictures to not be overwhelming, each picture will get the attention it deserves. Is Emmy going to Kindergarten this year? Wow, that was fast :)

  9. You certainly got a lot done. I love the idea of giving quilts to women when they get out of prison. I am sure that will be a comfort for them as they try to start a new life.

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  11. Absolutely LOVE the gingham quilt. I haven't had any luck with printing on fabric. Probably my printer. Thanks for sharing. D. Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

  12. Continued awesome work! You are impressive :-)
    The quilts for the women are wonderful. What a sweet idea for supporting them. I'm intrigued by that kind of wonky flying geese border. I'd love to know how to do that. Enjoy that sweet rainy day!

  13. I'm touched that your ministry is providing quilts to women leaving prison. It's so hard to get a fresh start for them; I'm sure a comforting quilt will provide warmth and encouragement!

  14. Love the quilts. Especially the SBB quilt.


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