Monday, August 26, 2019

Make-A-List Monday - Making Hay While The Sun Shines....

Hi, all!

Well, the sun has definitely been shining a lot - up until today, it's been hot and sunny, although we've had a nice cool day today and another expected tomorrow.  And while that sun has been shining, I've been sewing, trying to get ahead of the game.  Here's a peek at how last week's list went...

1.  Start on the commission quilt when the fabric arrives.
Done!  And not only started, but actually finished!  I haven't taken pics of the finished quilt yet - it just came out of the dryer - but I'll have some later.  Here, though, you can see how big this quilt really is!  

2.  Start on another gift baby quilt.
Not only started, but also finished!  It sure felt good to have some finishes this week.  This was a fun one to quilt!

3.  Pull fabrics for Emmy's annual quilt.
Done!  I'm going to have fun sewing this one...

4.  Pull fabrics for Nathanael's quilt.
Done!  It's a good thing I hoard black and white fabrics - because they're perfect for these little penguins!

5.  Decide on a pattern for Lilli's quilt.
I not only decided on a pattern for Lilli's quilt...

I pulled fabrics for it, and, thanks to Jean in New Zealand, I have a name for this quilt that will go to my moody tween granddaughter - Moody Blues!

6.  Quilt the final UFO top in the stack!
7.  Quilt at least one more quilt for the ministry project.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to either one of these.

8.  If time allows, start cutting fabrics for one of the annual quilts.
But - - - I did get the pieces all cut for the penguin quilt!  

9.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
It was a lot less busy this week, with only two quilts being requested...

This quilt went to a young mother-to-be who has been put on bed rest...

...and this one went to a man who has just been diagnosed with lung and brain cancer.

And today, despite the fact that I have plenty of projects started and in progress, I cut out the pieces for one of Sam Hunter's design, Birch Bark!  

The other day my husband asked me "why he was sleeping under a store-bought quilt" (oh the guilt!) and I realized that I could enlarge this pattern and make it in sections so I can successfully quilt a king size quilt!  And now that it's cut out, I can grab it and work on it when I have a few minutes.

OK, so last week went ok, except for the quilting I didn't get to.  I feel much better with some finishes under my belt!  Here's what's on my plate for this week...

1.  Open the big box of t-shirts I received today, and decide on a layout for a commission t-shirt quilt.

2.  Make the blocks for that quilt.

3.  Start putting the t-shirt quilt together.

4.  Cut out another of the kids' annual quilts.

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

I'm going to keep the list short and sweet this week, because I'd really like to get that commission quilt out of the way. Then I can work on some of my other WIPs with a clear conscience!!  

Oh, and one more thing happened this week...

Our moody tween got her braces on!  She's doing fine - really rocking those sky blue rubber bands (apparently you can choose different colors now to express your mood!) and, as her Papa said, she could really put the hurt on someone with a bite now!

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




  1. Those braces will work magic, and as I know from our daughter, if you laugh too hard, the bands fly over to the other side of the room!!! Thanks for the mention of my name, lovely to be mentioned so far away, blog friendship is so true. Bed rest, that Mum will cherish her quilt as she waits the arrival of her baby, and I really hope all goes well, the same daughter of ours with the braces also had bed rest, and her son born 6 weeks early is now at University and about 6 feet 3 inches tall, and a great delight to us all.

  2. Your husband's question made me laugh! When you finish that lovely Birch Bark piece, you can post it under your Ministry section: "And this quilt went to a man who had been sleeping under a store bought quilt." :)

  3. Looks like a successful week to me.

  4. You have really rocked this week with quilts picked out for the grand ones, finished the paid ones and started a king sizer! I have all the sashing pieces sewn, ready to iron and start attaching to huge blocks. Emerald city aka Sage and Seaglass is almost a flimsy :-)

  5. I enjoy reading your Mondays' list.
    Looks a fantastic week

  6. I am working on a mini quilt and finishing up quilting my drunkard's path quilt. I wish you the best with your list!

  7. Aha! I am not alone! We are sleeping under a store bought quilt too! Although so far, my hubby hasn't asked me why yet.

  8. Nice to see so many goals achieved!


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