Monday, September 14, 2020

Make-A-List Monday - Back In The Real World!


Hi, all!

Well, it's been a few weeks since I did a Make-A-List Monday post - but don't think I've been slacking off!  OK, well, I did slack off a little bit during vacation, but I had fun sewing on things I *wanted* to work on rather on things I *needed* to work on.  First up was this Plaidish quilt...

...which I finished while on vacation. That was a fun bit of sewing and I will definitely be making more of these!  Then I worked on the reindeer blocks that eventually ended up in this top...

Isn't it adorable?  This is a Christmas gift for a friend, but I have to set it aside for a while to work on some commission pieces.  Speaking of which, I finished one of the commission tops this week...

I'm super happy with the way this turned out - I had to do some quick changes to the design because I miscalculated the size originally - based my measurements on 14" blocks instead of the 12" blocks I made.  But it all worked out in the end!  Can't do any more for a while though - my other fabrics (the backing for this one and the two colors for the top of the second one) are all on back order.  COVID-19 is messing up my sewing life - we need our fabric from China!

And today I started working on the pieces for Nathanael's annual quilt.  These are the greenery pieces - vines, ferns, and cycads!  I wanted to start on a dinosaur but I decided I was a little too tired to do all the cutting required to start, so I'll work on that tomorrow.

And look what my husband installed for me today!  These are two curtain rods that I bought at IKEA years ago - I decided the they would be perfect to hang my flimsies on until I had a chance to quilt them.  As you can see in the foreground, I used to use my quilt frame - but this is MUCH nicer!  

So what's on my radar for this week?  It's hard getting back in the swing of "normal" but I'm trying - here's what I 'm hoping to get to.

1.  Keep working on the dinosaur quilt blocks.

2.  Check my other fabric sources to see if I can find the commission quilt fabrics in stock anywhere.

3.  Work on organization in the studio (work in the new stuff from my friend.)

4.  Cut out another Plaid-ish quilt.

5.  Take some recent donations to church and drop them off.

Seems like a skinny list but it's hard to get motivated, isn't it?  Maybe I can get motivated about finishing up the studio organization, though - I kind of quit once I got it good enough so I could sew, and it's silly to still have things that aren't unpacked!  

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




  1. I like your new system for flimsies waiting to be quilted!
    I also like the sashing in the t-shirt quilt.

  2. The curtain rods work great. I have felt line hangers that I used for to be quilted quilts. They hang in the 'to be quilted' closet until their time comes. My current project is on hold until I finish the hand applique of the medallion center. I won't cut the sashing ahead of time just in case I trim the center too small (which I have done before!). So, until I get the applique finished, I'm piecing easy breezy blocks which will go into a charity quilt when I have enough accumulated. Happy stitching!

  3. I am sewing like mad on Autumn Jubilee projects, trying to get ahead because I might have to take some time off. Your curtain rods were a great idea.

  4. Loving all your are so productive. I am going to pull fabric for a Project Jelly Roll quilt and hopefully get some sewing in on a few projects I need to finish this month. Happy Sewing.

  5. Smart idea for the tops to hang on the curtain rods! Beautiful work keeping you busy!

  6. Your studio just gets better and better!

  7. You have been busy!! My favorite is the Plaidish quilt.
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  8. I'm also making the dinosaur quilt. It's sooooo much cutting!!


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