Tuesday, March 19, 2019

To Do Tuesday

I enjoy visiting blogs to see what others are doing.  I learn a lot and get inspired.  Stitch All the Things hosts a To Do Tuesday link up.  I think it may help stay on track.

My road map for the week:
  • Finish quilt label for redwork quilt.
  • Finish Lamb Hat
  • Cast on Flower Hat
  • Catch-up with Mystery KAL Afghan
  • Prep Applique pieces for Delft Blue block #3
  • Construct March Garden Sunshine Block
  • Construct blocks for Round 3 of Camp Oda May

Monday, March 18, 2019

BOM Update

I have a little confession.  I sign up for too many block of the month programs as well as the kits that go with them.  Since I am still unpacking and finding lots of treasures, I have been updating my inventory of WIP's and I am a wee bit embarrassed by my stash. 

This is the list of projects that I have started and that I have found.  I know there are a few more in a box somewhere:

  • Delft Blue
  •  Joy of Life
  • Sugarplum Stockings
  • Garden Sunshine 
  • Stars Over Baltimore
  • Crazy Seasons Mystery
  • Honoring Emma
But I have a Plan!  I am going to stick with one project and finish it before moving on and more importantly purchasing/signing up for another BOM.  

I am concentrating my efforts on Delft Blue which is actually a block of the week.  Eleven weeks have been released but I have only finished the first two blocks and have started prepping Block 3.

This is Block 1.  Block 2 is drying and waiting to be pressed.

Prepping pieces for Block 3.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Prepping Applique Pieces

Needle-turn applique is one of my favorite things to do.  I learned by using freezer paper on top and that is the method I have taught for years.  But I have been watching and reading about glue basting and using spray starch to turn the edges.  The past few days I have immersed myself in prepping block #3 of Delft Blue.  At the moment I think I prefer the glue basting.  I seem to be getting neater edges.
Do you have a preferred method?  My press and cut board is looking pretty sad.  It is has gotten a lot of use over the years. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

Block 2 of Delft Blue is almost finished.  I have 12 circles to applique to complete the design.  The snow is falling, the ice is coming and it is a perfect day for quilting and knitting.
Delft Blue #2

Saturday, March 2, 2019

One Monthly Goal

Time to get back on track with my New Year Resolutions.  January is a blur and February was gone in a blink of the eye.  I rediscovered a PhD last month, Camp Oda May.  It was packed away with the move.

I managed to complete the first round and this month I want to complete round two.   On my way to post at One Monthly Goal
Most of cutting done for Round 2
Center Medallion and Round One

Friday, March 1, 2019

This is a recap of what I managed to accomplish in February and where I hope to see March going.  Bought some fabric today to make pillowcases for the wee ones in Va.  There is a little more snow on the way this weekend, I may be able to do a stitch or two.


  • Foyle's Pullover--in progress  
  • Ambah's Kinfold Hat
  • Crochet Ripple Afghan--Temperature tracker--up to date
  • Mystery Afghan 2019--Clue 1 done Clue 2 in progress

  • Delft Blue BOW--Block 2--in progess
  • Quilt Doodles:  Garden Sunshine--clue 2
  • Judy's UFO Challenge--#10--Camp Oda May Path A--progress made
Machine Embroidery

  • Cranberry Bluff  A Letter from America The Mitford Murders

MARCH 2019

  • Foyle's Pullover
  • Cast on Ambah Kinfold #2
  • Cast on Bumblebee hat
  • Crochet Ripple Afghan--Temperature tracker
  • Mystery Afghan 2019--Complete Clue 2.  Clue 3 March 15
  • Delft Blue BOW--Block 2--finish.  start prepping block 3
  • Quilt Doodles:  Garden Sunshine--clue 3
  • Judy's UFO Challenge--#4--Hocuspocusville
  • Camp Oda May Path A--keep going--round 3
Machine Embroidery
  • Shattered Triangle

Thursday, February 28, 2019

End of the Month

I have decided I am not as computer savvy as I thought.  I made my plans in January and found blogs I wanted to participate in with finishes, etc.  Sometimes I am successful adding a button and linking up.  Other times, I am a complete failure.
One of the blogs I wanted and still plan to follow is Quilting Gail PhD in 2019.  I finally made my list today with pictures!  I have been busy unpacking (I don't think I will ever finish) and found these beauties.  I know there are twenty listed and that is ambitious but I am going to do my best.

Stars Over Baltimore
Joy of Life

Aunt Mindy's Flower Baskets
Honoring Emma
Guild BOM

Underground Railroad
30's Euro Swap

Home Tweet Home

Aunt Grace's Garden Party

Guild Churn Dash BOM

Leftover Jelly Roll

Sugar Plum Stockings
Friendship Blocks from HOG 
Turning Twenty Again
Vintage Valentine

Ode to the 30's

Camp Oda May

Garden Sunshine 2019 BOM

Delft Blue 2019 BOW

Simply Dreaming Mystery

Quilts that Need
Metro Rings

A Judy Mystery

Another Mystery from Years Ago

Jelly Roll Race with Machine Embroidery

String Quilt Published in Quilt World