Monday, June 3, 2019

Make-A-List Monday - Back To Normal!

Hi all!

It is so nice to feel like things are starting to get back to normal!  Hands2Help is all tucked away for 2019, and I've had time to get back to my sewing machine, so I'm a happy camper!  I hope you've had a good week, and that your summer is starting off well.  We're starting off with a bang - Vacation Bible School is this week, so I've been having fun sewing at church while the kids are learning about Jesus!

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

1.  Package up and mail the H2H prizes.
Done!  Six trips to the post office and lots of quality time with my postal clerk, and it's finished!  And as several of you suggested, I took her a quilt as a thank you for her patience!

2.  Cut out a gift quilt.
Done!  And not only cut out, but a finished top to boot!  This pattern is so quick and easy, especially after you get it cut out.  It's called Colorblock LOVE by Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio.

3.  Sew something - ANYTHING!
Well, as you can see, I did sew something - but I also had time to sew this... part of pattern testing for Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps.  It's called Light Speed (because it works up so fast!) and should be released in about two months.  You'll definitely want to check out this clever pattern!

4.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
And it's baby season!!!  We had three quilts for newborns this week...

...three little boys all cute as buttons!

But we had some sadness too, as a young couple's first baby was stillborn.  We are sending them this quilt in hopes that it will wrap them in God's love and bring them some comfort.

Getting the packages mailed was the most important thing last week, but I'm so happy to have been able to do some fun sewing too!  And here's what I'm hoping to accomplish this week...

1.  Try another test of Christina's pattern using scraps.

2.  Quilt the Hopscotch quilt.

3.  Make some decisions about upcoming events on the blog.

4.  Make quilt backs for all the unquilted flimsies and get them ready to put on the frame!

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

I'm so unused to not having immediate pressing needs, I can hardly think of what I want to work on!  That's a good problem to have, though!  

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




  1. Wow, I was so excited to be a recipient of one of those red and white packages, Thanks again for all your hard work and thanks to your wonderful sponsors!

  2. I love Christina’s new pattern! How fun to test for her. I am glad things are back to your normal busy — I am sure that the last few weeks were insane!

  3. Thank you so much for the package I received. It was totally unexpected and I’m really looking forward to making it.

  4. Your light speed quilt is striking--nice preview for us!

  5. Christina's new pattern is lovely. I love the fabrics you chose. It will be fun to see your next one.
    Thank you for the lovely quilt batt that Quilter's Dream donated. I love their batting!
    I finished the t shirt and the Paws Patrol and am sewing some crows and watermelons :-)
    Have a great week!

  6. That is sooooo sweet that you took your postal clerk a quilt! Our postal workers are always interested in the quilty things I mail out as well.

  7. A wonderful gallery of pictures. I do like the one you tested - the colors spots are great. I will look out for that one.

  8. You keep me focused on making those lists...even though sometimes they go wanting just a bit! Thank you so much for all you do for the H2H challenge! I know it must feel like you are darting around like a Quilting Super Hero! :-) This week has been gardening except that now I have this darling pattern (from H2H) that I MUST get started on!!!

  9. Glad you are done with this big project so you can move on to doing other things. All of the quilts you have shown are so beautiful - I especially like the Love block quilt and the scrap stripe in the last picture. I hope you have a great summer!


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