Monday, September 26, 2022

Make A List Monday - Time to Get Back Up On the Horse!


Hi, all!

It's time for me to get back on the horse and get to work in my studio - and the best way I know to do that is with a list!  So today my list will be all of the quilt-y things that are on my horizon for the next few months.  

1.  Annual quilt for Lilli.

I'm planning a postage stamp quilt for Lili, made with some beautiful Kaffe Fassett shot cottons in deep muted colors that I have on hand.  They aren't particularly my colors, but they are definitely hers!

2.  Annual quilt for Nathanael.

For Nathanael, I'm going to indulge myself and use a design I've wanted to make for a long time - Dragon Dreams!

3.  Annual quilt for Emmalyn.

Emmalyn is totally into Harry Potter, and while I don't have time to make her a HP quilt like I made Lilli, I do have time to make a simpler one with the house colors and the Hogwarts shield on it similar to the one shown above, so that's the plan.  She's just started re-doing her bedroom in HP so I think she will love it!

4.  Ministry quilt tops.

I'm not quite ready to belly up to the belly bar on my quilting machine yet, but I can piece or finish ministry quilt tops for others to complete.

5.  Hexie quilt (for me!)

I am really enjoying this project, and hope to make some serious headway while on vacation.  I managed to fill in one corner yesterday, so there's progress!


And it turns out I have a real/attainable task list in my head, so I'm going to go ahead and set it out as a good exercise...

1.  Keep working on my hexie quilt.

2.  Put borders on the string quilt and turn it over to someone else for finishing.

3.  Pull/buy fabrics for Emmy's annual quilt, and locate pattern sheets needed.

4.  Cut out Nathanael's annual quilt.

5.  Press fat quarters for Lilli's annual quilt.

may will not get these things done this week (especially since I'm on vacation!) but hopefully I will be taking some steps towards completion on some or all of them!  

And now, I REALLY want to know - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. Hi Sarah!! So nice to see you posting to your blog again 💖 I'm working on finishing the Heart Strings quilt I started last week. I'll be basting it today and then I need to decide how I want to quilt it. I've also got 4 Swoon Sixteen blocks made that need 5 more to complete a top. I'll be heading out of town on Thursday (if Ian doesn't spoil my plans) so I won't get anything else done until next week. I love all the annual quilt plans you have...that dragon is so cute!!!

  2. The dragon quilt is so cute! I'm sure he will love it. I'm trying to finish something ... ANYthing! I was on vacation last week so much got done but no finish. I still have half of Good Fortune (aka Field of Poppies) by Bonnie Hunter to quilt on my DSM. Also working on some very scrappy borders for the Hole in the Barn Door quilt. It's a real scrap buster but oh! time-consuming process.
    Have a great week vacationing! ;^)

  3. I love those shot cottons--I have a small roll of them awaiting some idea to strike me!!
    that Dragon quilt is just adorable--i am sure it will be loved a lot!! Hugs, julierose

  4. Good luck when you get to your list, after your vacation! I am working on finishing some labels and a blog post on a commission quilt. Also have a little 4 block mini to make.

  5. So nice to see a post from you, Sarah. I noticed you've been on IG as well. You have some really nice quilts planned for the grandkids annual gifts. Looking forward to your updates.

  6. oh hello hellloooooooooo - so good to see you !!!!

  7. So good to see a list from you! I have the guild quilt show to hang next week, it is all laid out. Hoping for a few days vacation this week and trying to get a quilt loaded on the longarm ready to go.

  8. Nice to see you back! I'm working to get organized in my sewing room and thinking about holiday projects. Broke my ankle in August and am just now getting around better.

  9. What great goals! I'm working on a donation quilt for Blankets From Ben for organ donor families, and an American Hero Quilt, plus a top for Victoria Quilts. -Susan N- dezertsuz

  10. So glad you are back! I have some casserole cozies to finish up for an upcoming show and a couple of customer's tops to get quilted.

  11. Welcome back! We have all missed you and are glad to see you blogging again. Good luck on this week's list. I started a list of UFOs I call Project 52 and I have made great progress on completing some projects. Have a great week.

  12. So glad to see you back, I will be shop hopping a few days this week. Not much sewing but calculating fabrics and supplies I would like to look for.

  13. ❤️❤️❤️!! Good to hear from you again! You are such an INSPIRATION! I’m excited to see you work on this dragon! I have the pattern and maaaaybe I’ll add it to a to-do list too! I’m going to: 1)get my husband’s quilt fully loaded on the long arm, (2) get half of the sashing done on a large sampler quilt. (3) wash/whack/dry a skein of handspun. 😃 you’ve motivated me!! ❤️

    1. This is anniesrubyslipperz1052 😃

  14. It's just oh so good to see your posts in my feed once again, and fun to see what you are cooking up for the kids! Great list! Enjoy your vacation, though!

  15. I especially like the dragon quilt! You're doing great!

  16. It’s so nice reading your posts once again. Did you see that Dragon Dreams has a new companion quilt called Unicorn Garden? I want to make both of them…so cute! Enjoy your vacation!

  17. Oh so happy to see you back to posting and sharing your quilts again! I'm over here just trying to bust this stash into something that will fit in one room! Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Welcome back and have a great vacation.


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