Thursday, January 10, 2019

Not Much

Not much new going on, still using my 15 minutes to cut 2 inch squares.  

There are more squares, as in the previous picture of my basket, you could see the bottom.  But I need to keep cutting so I have variety. That's what makes a scrap quilt fun, all the different fabrics!

Monday, January 7, 2019


I spent some time yesterday making kits of Leaders and Enders. I follow Bonnie Hunter and I fell in love with this idea.  Here is more information in case you are interested.  The How and Whys of Leaders and Enders.

As I was saying, I made some kits and used up most of my basket of 2 inch squares.  See:

Which actually is a good thing as my drawer that holds my 2 inch strips is getting too full.  

So I will be cutting up more squares so I can finish kitting up my project.  It feels good to be organized. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

To Do List

Do you have a "To Do" list that you keep for your quilting?  I kind of feel that's what the goal list is.  Right now, with the New Year starting, quilters everywhere are trying to decide what to do in 2019.

Back story here:
When I made a "To Do" list for cleaning, I would end up doing some extra cleaning that isn't on the list and I would be frustrated that I didn't finish my list.  So I started making a "Done" list.  I'd start with my "To Do" list, but if I did some cleaning not on my list, I would add it to the "To Do" list and cross it off.  Sounds silly I know, but I felt better about things.  An accurate list of things that I had done that day.  Sometimes it's all about what keeps you motivated. 

I've decided I'm going to keep a "Done" list along with the "To Do" list.  Sometimes in the middle of working on a big project, I would stop and make some little thing as a Thank You for a friend. Or a little Birthday gift. Those were never in the "count of things I have finished".  They are equally as important.  At least for me.

What are your thoughts on lists?  Do you make them?  Do you stick to them?  What tips would you share?

Monday, December 31, 2018

On To The Borders!

One last row to sew and then on to the borders for Mosaic Mystery quilt.  It will be nice to have this top ready for the next step.

I've been doing some cleaning and clearing of the cutting table and the ironing area, getting myself set up for the new year. 

I've been thinking about 2019 goals while I do this clearing.

I have a number of projects that are part of a class and these classes aren't over yet, so I will be working on those for 2019. 

I also want to finish a BOM that I started in 2011.  I'm doing this one with a small group of Gentle Souls who support each other in their quilting endeavors

My main goal is to finish any project I start in a class in 2019.  I have been taking more classes to expand my skills, so taking things to the finish line is a skill that needs to improve! 

What goals are you setting for 2019?

Sunday, December 30, 2018

More Mosaic Mystery

More progress on Mosaic Mystery.  Another sashing added to the top.  Slow and Steady.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas 2018

Wow, Christmas 2018 just took over our lives.  Hahahaha

We had a wonderful time with the grandchildren.  They are what makes Christmas so special to me.  

A walk to Minnehaha Falls..

What a fun time!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Time Is Flying!

Wow, time is flying!  I've been working on class projects.  A little more of the Mosaic Mystery is done.  And I've been working on my class project "Under The Sea".

"Under The Sea" is from this book, Diamond Chain Quilts by Barbara H. Cline.

It is the quilt shown on the front.  It starts with lots of little pieces and here are two double four patches that are finished.  Lots more to go!