Monday, July 12, 2021

Make-A-List Monday - Progress, A New List, and Quilt-Along Fabric Requirements!

 Hi, all!

Ho win the world did Monday get here so fast?  I think I completely missed the weekend.   Summer days all seem to sort of run in together, don't they?  But it can be such a wonderful restful time, once it gets too warm to plant things in the ground.  I seem to be spending my time now daydreaming about what I want to do next year and asking the wonderful folks at my local nursery the best way to do things.  I'm really glad they're so helpful!

I did get some things done in the studio this week, though!  Let's take a look at last week's list and see how it went...

1.  Finalize the plans for this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.

Done!  More to come about that later in the post...

2.  Finish the prototype quilt for the quilt-along.

Done!  Isn't it pretty?

3.  Quilt at least one ministry quilt.

Done!  I quilted and bound one, and put binding on a second, smaller quilt too!  And I also put the binding on a third quilt which we gave to our quilting queen, Rita, who moved away this year to Georgia - boo!

4.  Have a baking day with Lilli.

Done!  We had a great time baking cookies to share with my quilting peeps at church.  Here she is showing off her baking yoga poses - I call this "Baker's Namaste"....

5.  Finish up the last little bits in the studio and take some pics!

Done - or at least as done as it's going to get for a while!  You can see more pictures by clicking here.

So all in all, not a bad week!  I did get a lot done, even if it feels like the week just flew by.  I guess time really does fly when you're having fun!  And here's what's on my list for this week...

1.  Write the tutorials for the 12 Days of Christmas in July quilt-along!

2.  Finish up the little bits of admin needed for the hop.

3.  Start on three memory quilts as time allows.

That is WAY more than enough to keep me busy this week, as I expect to be chained to my computer writing those tutorials most of the time.  

And now I want to share the finished quilt with you, and give you the fabric requirements in case you want to quilt along with me for the next fourteen days (or at your own speed - this quilt isn't quite as simple as some I've shared in the past!)

I'm calling this quilt "Peppermint Twist" and I hope you now have that little earwig as well, and can dance along with me!  It's a two-block quilt, neither of which are very difficult to do, but they are a little more time-consuming than I usually make.  I think it's worth the effort, though, don't you?  Here's what you'll need in the way of fabric...

Fabric Requirements (assuming 42” usable material width-of-fabric)

White background fabric:   1 1/2 yards 

        (can be done with 47” WOF if using scraps to cut pieces)

Red fabric:          1 2/3 yards

Dark green fabric:         1 1/3 yards

Light green fabric:              1/2 yard

Binding:                 1/2 yard

Backing:                 3 5/8 yards

I do hope you'll join me for the quilt-along - but wait, there's more!  This year we have thirteen bloggers joining in the hop, just itching to share their Christmas ideas to inspire you to get a jump on the season! Here's the lineup for this year...

Wednesday, July 14th

Thursday, July 15th

Friday, July 16th
Jamie of L'Fair Quilts

Saturday, July 17th

Sunday, July 18th

Monday, July 19th

Tuesday, July 20th

Wednesday, July 21st

Thursday, July 22nd

Friday, July 23rd

Saturday, July 24th
Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt (Part 2)

Sunday, July 25th

Isn't that a great line-up?  I'm excited to see some new ideas to get my Christmas mojo up and running, and I hope you are too!  It all starts this Wednesday, so mark your calendars and don't miss a day!  You can come here to see what's happening with the quilt-along, then jump over to that day's stop on the hop.

So now, I really want to know - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. oooh lovely studio there sarah...i'll put one on my christmas list...LOL....beautiful christmas quilt!

  2. The quilt is very pretty and the studio looks so nice and tidy. Happy stitching!

  3. Oh Sarah that Christmas quilt is gorgeous!!! If only I had time, maybe someday:)

  4. The QAL is amazing! I will definitely make one, tho mine will be a lap sized one for donation!

  5. My goodness what a busy week you had and woo hoo on completing the task. Peppermint Twist is amazing, Sarah. This QAL looks very exciting. Thank you so much for all that you do.

  6. Sarah, you get so much done! I am always amazed!


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