I can’t even begin to count the swear words on this one. It looks simple enough and honestly I think it is. The problem is me. So, let me explain how this went, after the top was finished. “Hey Mom, shouldn’t the dog part on the top have a leg also?” Son of a nutcracker. Ugh. “Oh, and doesn’t the dog need a tail?” You have got to be kidding me. Yep, no top legs and no tail. What is going on? I have totally lost my mind. Even better after I made the leg section and finished the top, post mistakes, I found a leg section that I had made. It was not like I made it a long time ago and forgot, we are talking one day to the next. I think that quarantine is eating away my brain. This project is My One Monthly Goal. My intent is to finish it. We will see. I am supposedly heading back to work next week, so I am not sure it can happen.
So, when/while I got frustrated with this quilt top, I made some pillowcases. For me, it is something I can see being completed. This stack has 22 pillowcases. This brings my total pillowcases for charity to 44.
It also means that my stash has lost 44 yards of fabric. Trust me there is more where that came from.
So, I had the chance to look at my next charity quilt kit. Good God. It is equally as ugly (maybe more) than the last one.
Could the fabrics be any uglier? Yes, they can. See my last charity quilt. The picture on the right is the pattern I am supposed to use. On the plus side, all the 2.5-inch strips are cut. and it should be quick to put together. But, I do not like working on quilts that are not something I would ever put together. I know, charity, someone will love it.
This was to be my One Monthly Goal, but since I have no idea what day it is, I will have to monitor my own goal. Haha. This should be quite a challenge for me.
My goal is to completely finish this quilt. Quilt and bind. Mostly, I want it finished so I don’t have to look at it anymore. I feel like I need to apologize in advance to whoever is gifted this quilt.
I have one other charity kit that I have not even opened. I am a little scared. Could it be any worse? I bet it could but hope it will not be.
Waiting to see what goes on in the world. I am still employed! Yeah!
Happy Sewing, Happy Quilting, please stay safe.
My dogs are not capable of social distancing in any form.
Moka once again, not social distancing
Snibble not social distancing either.
We certainly live in some crazy times. Fortunately, I am still employed. Actually, I still go to the office a couple of days a week. There are not many of us, so we are a good distance apart. Honda is considered an essential business. I don’t mind.
I also missed the deadline to post my finish because I really have no idea what the date is or day of the week. Everything runs together. Maybe next month.
You would think that being trapped at home would mean more quilting. But nooooooo. I find it hard to get motivated. Every time the news channel comes on I become glued to the TV. Not sure why there is no good news.
My poor daughter had to spend her “Sweet Sixteen” in quarantine.
About the One monthly Goal Quilt …I love babies so sometimes I just make baby quilts for no reason. The colors are a bit odd, but they do sort of go together. No plans for this one. It will go to the done stack.
For the quilting, I used my heart ruler. It really took no time at all.
Stay safe and away from every one
I have not done One Monthly Goal in a while. Pretty sure it has been a year. Sort of stopped doing a lot after my sister died. I did not stop sewing or quilting, I just could not deal with deadlines.
I think it will help me get things done. It always has in the past, so I am back. My One Monthly Goal for March 2020 is to completely finish this baby quilt. It is currently partially quilted and has been this way for several weeks. I walk by it a lot and totally ignore it. So, we will finish quilting and get it bound for my goal.
I will add 11 more to my donations, bringing my total to 34. WooHoo. I like having something I can put together in a few minutes.
Happy Sewing, Happy Quilting
So, my quilt guild is having a paint chip challenge. You draw a bag and in it is a paint hip with three colors. You need to use those exact colors and one additional of your choosing. I have completed my top, but don’t really like it (No, it is not the pineapples. I like those). I am hoping some quilting and a different color binding will make me like it more.
That brings me to the pineapples. I want to do some free motion quilting that I have not done before, so I am making some loud happy placements for my dining room. I will use them to practice the quilting for my paint chip challenge quilt.
So for my One Monthly Goal, for April, I plan on having four completed placemats. Hopefully by then I will feel comfortable quilting my paint chip challenge quilt.
I am using some fat quarters. I love these. They are so bright and happy. It makes me smile. I love the flamingos and pineapples.
Treasure your Family
Even though I have not started my new job, my mind is certainly in a different state. I have until April 8th. I finally feel ike I am on vacation. Not only did I finish my One Monthly Goal for March, but it is packaged and in the mail for my Star Wars loving nephew. Even made a couple of star wars pillow cases (forgot the photo of these).
Originally I bought this fabric on clearance to make something to practice on. It was odd. A very square desigN. The only way not to cut up all the design was to fussy cut each square, which I did. It is an odd-looking quilt, but it is Star Wars. For some odd reason, I put borders on the left and right, but not on the top and bottom. Not sure what I was thinking there, or not thinking at all.
So, I did practice my quilting and I was very happy with how the quilting came out, so I figured it was at least worthy to give away, even though it is odd. I used my “star” ruler and then made angle lines. There is a lot of quilting in it, but I enjoyed using it and it looks pretty good.
I did have to wash this quilt prior to sending, it hung on the back of the couch with the binding half on for a couple of weeks, which means the dogs assumed it was for them. Kept yelling at them, but I guess the rule is? “If there is a blanket or anything that looks like a blanket it is ours to cuddle up in.” So, I needed to de-dog it. I thought I would not like it as much once washed, but I actually liked it more. Interesting.
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I am still alive. The weather in Ohio stinks. Snowing again. I am so over winter.
Not much progress on the hand quilt along, but there is a bit. Thought I would get this one done while my daughter took her midterm yesterday, but that did not happen. Ended up talking to a friend on the phone instead. Haley aced the midterm for medical terminology at Columbus State. Got a 98%! Woo hoo. Not bad for a 14-year-old. Sometimes, she is like her mother. LOL
This is a block for my someday, under the sea quilt. Hopefully, I will have more progress soon. Please visit all the wonderful ladies and view their wonderful work. They are awesome.
, and Gretchen
I missed out on the one Monthly Goal last month, so I need to get moving. I am going to finish the Star Wars quilt. Quilt and bind. That is the plan. I hope it finishes better than the photo. Not to fond of it right now. I plan on quilting stars with my ruler. We will see what happens.
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All done, quilted and even hung up in the kitchen Nook.
So, My one monthly goal was to quilt and bind my jars. Since my jars were pretty wonky I chose a bit of a different layout. My daughter asked my they were not neatly spaced on the shelf. uhhh “This is our house, how does everything else look?” Daughter: “Oh ya…right. actually neater than our pantry”. So, it looks like it belongs in our house. It looks great hanging in the kitchen.
This “Ancient Alien” is now complete.
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This is an ancient Alien. Can you tell I am a Science nerd? Yes, I have watched that show. My daughter and I even have nick names for some of the people. If you have ever watched it, you will know who Crazy Hair is.
I started this quilt about 20 years ago. It was oddly a paper pieced project. I obviously had no idea what I was doing. I am not sure how a paper pieced project could have blocks so wonky. I don’t think there are any 2 the same size. I actually think I participated in a fabric swap for food fabric. I still have a ton left, but I think it’s time to see if I can make a wall hanging that does not look too awful. If it comes out, I have a spot in my kitchen across from my pantry for it.
This will be my One monthly Goal. My plan is to complete it entirely. We will see. It may be to wonky to put together. I also seemed to use a lot of starch back then. weird.
If any of you need some pieces (maybe 5×7″) food fabric let me know. I have a stack. I was going to use them on the back, but just went with black.
So, I have been having such a difficult time with the loss of my sweet sister Kellie. It had affected me far more than I expected. I know loss all to well, but this one is so very different for me. Anyways….. I was coming home from the grocery store today…alone (very unusual) and thinking. I had not dreamed about Kellie since she died. It bothers me a lot. So, I talked to her and told her of my concerns. I just wanted a dream, a sign, something.
I came home and put the groceries away. I went to the family room and turned on the TV. As I was sitting on the couch flipping through the channels, I noticed an odd flickering out of the corner of my eye. I ignored it, thinking I was crazy. It kept happening. I turned and looked and one of a string of recessed lights was slowly going on and off. It stopped, I looked away. It started happening again. I turned and looked at it and said “Is that you Kel?” It blinked on and off quickly and then did not happen again. I am not sure what I believe or if I am half way to crazy town. Odd coincidence. In the photo, Kellie is on the left and I am on the right.
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I managed to complete my moon and stars top for my One Monthly Goal. You may be wondering why I can it the Moon and Stars Quilt. Well, my plan is to make the circles my moons and then quilt stars every where else. I have glow in the dark thread.
I also plan on piecing the back with some “Universe Panels/fabric”. I happily found out last night that some of it is glow in teh dark. I like weird stuff.
Hoping it turns out the way I have in my head. So far, so good.
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