Quilt Diary: Hockey, Hockey, When do I get to Quilt?

I wrote a post last week, but Starbucks Google lost it somewhere in the dark web.  Maybe some day it will reappear but I am just moving on baby.

It is once again Hockey Wednesday (after Hockey Monday, Hockey Tuesday….)  It is off season but I feel like I have less sewing time then during season.  I am guessing because during season I am prepared and plan better.  Of course, attending 3 out of 4 home playoff games each round takes a lot of time too.  I am not going to Game 7 of Round 2 because my grandson Shaun does have practice today.  We are taping it but I don’t want to watch if we lose.  That is just not fun.

Sewing Updates

Alison Glass Trinket FPP Sew-A-Long

I totally fell off the wagon here.  I haven’t posted to Instagram in forever.  I only have the Life blocks #4, #5, #8, #9, and #10 to make.  I do have my #3 made put have not posted because I have taking photos yet.  While this sew-a-long has not been bad at all, Foundation Paper Piecing doesn’t really float my boat.  Good news, I am no longer intimidated by FPP.  Combine the fact that I am not an avid FPPer with I am only okay with my Alison Glass Kaleidoscope fabric, pushing through is a big effort.  With a total of 10 blocks left to make, I will finish.  Then putting together as a checkerboard layout.  I was not real clear if the May 20th deadline is just the top or a completed quilt.  I am assuming quilt top.  I was thinking I would piece together the leftover Kaleidoscope fabric to make the back.  If there is anything left after that….  We will see.  Side Note: the month of May is FPP challenge with #sbbsewfor15

Life Blocks #3, #4, #6, #7

Kathyrn Kerr’s 365 block quilt challenge

I have made some progress but not that we are on 6 inch blocks and they are complicated with lots of pieces, it is taking a wee bit longer than the smaller 3 inch blocks.   I managed to cut out this past weekend two more blocks, I just haven’t had a lot of sewing time.  It is also time to layout the 3 inch blocks into the first dark border.  I need time and space for that.  Maybe this weekend.  I am amazed out how my skills have improved with this challenge.

April 23rd – April 26th – Light 6 inch blocks

Pieced May Table Runner

My fabric I ordered to finish up the table runner came.  I am looking forward to finishing this table runner up.  It is so cute and since I did in teal and coral it will look fantastic in my kitchen.  I downloaded the June today and it will be fun to do that one too.

Nine Patch layout for pieced table runner

Farmers Wife 1920 EPP Sew-A-Long

I finally finished block 22 Corn & Beans.  It is a cute white and orange block made with Alison Glass fabrics.  Last night I cut and prepped block 23 and did the fabric pull for block 24.  I am officially posting on Instagram and Facebook these blocks today.  I wonder how many years it will end up taking me to make this quilt. Haha!  I am loving colors and fabric!

Finished blocks 20, 21, & 22 and the beginning of block 23

Monthly Wooly Mug Rugs – June Strawberry

I am almost done with this one.  I set it as my #onethingwithAmy for this week.  I had saved the hardest embroidery stitch for last – bullion knot.  It looks great but it is a tricky stitch.  It is perfect but unless you have a magnifying glass I don’t think you will notice my booboos too much.  Finished up the edge with a blanket stitch to attach the front and back together and making a nice finish. Believe it or not this is my first finish for second quarter.  My original list is here.  I will be linking this up with Finish-A-Long 2nd Quarter at Capitola Quilter.

Bullion Knot closeup


On the sewing table

Not much going on right now.  On my sewing table is my charity quilt that still needs to be quilted, my 2010 NYE quilt that is waiting for some free motion quilting, and my Halifax temperature quilt.  I didn’t work on any of these this past two weeks but they are still out.

On the sewing table

Well off to watch the Sharks!

Adventure Hard… Then go home and quilt all about it.  -@burlapandblossompatterns

Peggy Stockwell

Quilt Diary: Finishalong 2019 Quarter 2 Goals

Quarterly Goals

Once again it is time to put together the list of possible finishes in the upcoming 2nd quarter of 2019. I will be linking up with #FAL2019.  My host is Capitola Quilter.

I have a lot of UFOs from last quarter to bring forward. Let’s get started!

  1.  Hexagon Charity Quilt.  This darn project is still hanging around.  I set it for my April one monthly goal.  I NEED to get this off my list.  The guilt is killing me! I also added this one to my @sunflowerquilting #ssqfinishalong2019round2 goals.

    Dot to Dot quilting on the Hexagon Charity Quilt
  2. 2010 New Year Eve’s Quilt.  Another one that has been hanging around.  I did actually work on it last quarter so the guilt isn’t so high.  Just have to finish the free motion and binding. I also added this one to my @sunflowerquilting #ssqfinishalong2019round2 goals.

    Stitching in the ditch on the 2010 NYE Quilt
  3. 2018 Quilters Planner Sew-a-long Classic Beauty BOM.  Still need to assemble, baste, quilt and bind.

    2018 Quilter’s Planner BOM Sew-A-Long – June
  4. Shabby Fabric’s Sunflower A-Door-naments wall hanging.  I still only have to quilt this one and it is done.  I think I will skip the metallic thread and save the thread for another day and project.

    Shabby Fabric’s August A-Door-N-Aments – Sunflowers
  5. Shabby Fabric’s Apple A-Door-naments wall hanging.  I just need to baste, turn, and quilt.

    Shabby Fabric’s September A-Door-N-Aments – Apples
  6. Sunflower Star potholders.
  7. Blue Pinwheel potholders.  I finished one out of the 3 last quarter.  Just need to layer, baste, quilt, and bind.

    Knot potholders, Sunflower Ohio Star potholders, & Blue pinwheels potholders
  8. Autumn wall hanging.  A little work done last quarter.  I finished fusing all the shapes on the pieced background.  Need to applique, baste, quilt, bind.img_1469
  9. Apple Blooming Vase wall hanging.  I have absolutely fallen in love with this series.  The itch is strong to drop everything and work on this one.  The apple one only had the background pieced.  I need to fuse, applique, layer, baste, quilt, and bind this one.

    Shabby Fabric’s Blooming Series – September – Apples
  10. Pansies Blooming Series has arrived and I have just got to do this one.  So I am adding it to the list for this quarter.

    Shabby Fabrics Blooming Series – May Pansies
  11. Alison Glass Trinket Quilt.  Started the Sew-A-Long in March and we are supposed to have the entire quilt completed by May 20th. I am adding it to the list.  I also added this one to my @sunflowerquilting #ssqfinishalong2019round2 goals.

    Some of my blue trinket blocks from Lines & Shapes weeks
  12. Shabby Fabric’s Mug Rug – Strawberries.  I just need to finish whip stitching the shapes down, do the hand embroidery, layer, finish.

    Shabby Fabric June Wooly Mug Rug – Strawberries
  13. Shabby Fabric’s Mug Rug – Sunflowers.  Need to start this one.  Once I do, I will be halfway through the series.

    Shabby Fabric’s Wooly Mug Rug – August Sunflower
  14. Easy Pieced Table Runner for May by Shabby Fabric’s.  I watched the You Tube video a couple of days ago and decided I NEED to make this table runner for my kitchen island.  I haven’t decided if I am going with all the purples, but I have downloaded and printed the pattern.

    Free download on new series Easy Pieced Table Runner for May

Quarter Two: Work in Process

  1.  Peacock Colorstory Miss Rosie Blocks.  My goal is to finish 8 more blocks this quarter.  I did get them done last quarter 😉

    Peacock Colorstory used with Miss Rosie’s Receipe Cards
  2. 365 Block Challenge blocks.  I am current for 2019! I still struggle with mitered blocks but am getting better every time.  My goal is to be current on June 30th still!

    April 7th Corner Stone for Center Medallion
  3. Halifax Temperature Quilt.  I did finish through August 2018 last quarter as planned.  I need to cut some more triangles because I find making these little blocks as feeder of other blocks the easiest way I get these done.  My goal is to finish September, October, November, and December 2018 this quarter.
    Halifax Batik Temperature HST Quilt 2017-2019


  4. Quilter’s Planner 2019 Block of the Month Sew-A-Long.  I am on target!  I meet last month’s goals.  This quarter is to continue being current so that would mean finishing the April, May, and June blocks each month.

    The Quilter’s Planner 2019 Block of the Month Sew-Along: Jan-Feb-Mar
  5. Farmer’s Wife 1920 English Paper Piecing Sew-A-Long with Gnome Angel in Australia.  I finished 8 blocks last quarter instead of my 9.  Close.  I am setting a goal for 9 blocks this quarter.  I am working on Block 20 – Churn Dash this week.  I have been pleased with my progress.

    Block 20 – Churn Dash cut & basted – ready to go
  6. Tula Pink Charm Squared blocks.  I started these quilt blocks on a whim but still need to finish them before I lose all the pieces.

    Tula Pink Charms squared blocks

As always, I have hundreds of other projects I could finish, work on, etc.  I will stick with these 20 projects.  Good Luck everyone.  The idea is to set a goal and work towards it.  If you make progress, it is a win!