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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

15 minutes and To Do Tuesday

 Feathered Goose top is done which means my Patchwork Quilting UFO number for July is complete.  Hooray! I am 7 for 7 on those monthly goals! It feels great considering that I came into the summer behind. 

15 minutes report

To Do Tuesday

 To Do List from last week...

Paper piece most of what is left of Feathered Goose.  This is my July PHD challenge to get this top done. ✔

One and DONE! There was only one goal and I nailed it and beyond. I am planning to have someone quilt it. I just don't feel like it and want it done. 

This week's goals:

1. Some Windmill cutting

2. Some Road paper piecing

3. Piece the backing for Feathered Goose

4. Piece two Masterpiece blocks 

5. Fix Black border corners of  Diamond Hill 

6. Sew binding strips for Feathered Goose 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

I Like Thursday #38

 Check out everyone's I Like Thursday posts at Leeanna's website!

I like lazy Summer days!

I adopted 2 kittens from a family whose momma cat died.  I was hoping my momma cat would nurse them, but she didn't.  I ended up bottle feeding them for a few weeks.

Now momma cat and her 5 kittens have welcomed them into the family, and she is nursing them when they are old enough to not need it.

Here are a few of the cuties in a flower pot and one underneath peeking through a hole.

I found a couple of funny signs online that made me smile.

Wish I would have used this "grounded" idea with my kids.

I also think parents these days should play the disconnect card as needed.

I have not worked on masterpiece this month, but I was visiting my friend last week and finally got a photo of hers.

This one is hers - all finished from a few years ago.  I fell in love and just had to have one in similar colors.

Here is mine with the left side blocks turned wrong (not sewn together yet though) and a few more rounds of blocks left to piece.  It is not laid out properly because I have not yet made the blocks that go before the rounded log cabins.  Mine is definitely darker than hers, but mine is 100% from scraps.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

To Do Tuesday once again

 To Do List from last week...

1. Help Mom paper piece some Lakeshore Hasta blocks. YES ✔

We spent a whole day paper piecing together. 

2. Piece 12 to 13 Feathered  Goose black and blue rings. YES ✔

I did much more.  It is getting close.  I have 19 more blue and black rings and 13 red, yellow, and blue circle centers left to do.

3. Cut windmill strips - NO

4. Cut some windmill wedges - NO

I chose to machine quilt Windmill instead.  I rarely enjoy machine quilting, so when it happens, I roll with it.

5. Cut out road pieces - I decided to paper piece them so cutting the pieces was not necessary.

For this week I plan to...

Paper piece most of what is left of Feathered Goose.  This is my July PHD challenge to get this top done.

Monday, July 19, 2021

15 minutes to stitch report

I have been machine quilting Windmill and piecing Feathered Goose.

Here is a little quilting progress.  I will show my piecing tomorrow when I do a report on To Do Tuesday.  I have three more blocks to quilt and then all of the white space between circles.

15 Minutes Report:

Friday, July 16, 2021

I Like Thursday #37

Love the mountains and time with family in the mountains.

Here is a photo of me on my orange 4-wheeler with family as well as driving through the mud last week.

Last week's post mentioned that I had run the wood chipper all day in 100 degree temperatures.  Here is a photo my son-in-law took of me working.

Love spending time with Mom.  I helped her work on her quilt this week.  It is moving along nicely.

I was finally able to go up to the cabins, or should I say cabin sights.  It has been nearly a year since they burned down.  The quaking aspen are growing like crazy.  That is one beautiful thing about fire; mother nature tells the aspen to grow quickly after a disaster.  They are three feet high.

It is such a blessing that the pavilion still stands.  It has always been the hang out hub anyway.

Here are the remains of my parents beautiful cabin.  The foundation will have to be dug out.

Here are the remains of my sister's cabin.

To the right of the pavilion was her in-law's cabin.  It is sad to see, but they will rebuild some day.

Check out everyone's I Like Thursday posts at Leeanna's website!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

To Do Tuesday

To Do List from last week...

1.  Finish quilting Justin's Medallion - DONE

2. Attach binding to Justin's Medallion - DONE

3. Piece 12 Feathered Goose blocks - DONE

4. Cut Windmill black and white strips - NO

5. Cut Feathered Goose pieces- DONE

For this week I plan to...

1. Help Mom paper piece some Lakeshore Hasta blocks. 

2. Piece 12 to 13 Feathered  Goose black and blue rings.

3. Cut windmill strips 

4. Cut some windmill wedges

5. Cut out road pieces

Monday, July 12, 2021

15 MInutes to Stitch Report!

Had another perfect sewing week!!  I accomplished more last week than I have in quite awhile.  It mostly feels good to have another one quilted!


15 Minutes to Stitch Report:

I am also linking up with:

BOMs Away

Monday Making

Patchwork and Quilts

Friday, July 9, 2021

Mid Year Check In

Quilting Jet Girl hosts a Planning Party at the first of each year and it is time for Mid Year Check in.  My plan included seven items.  Lets take a look at the progress. 

1. PHD

I am on good track with this one.  It is July and I nearly have 7 quilts finished with only one new start this year.

UFO Progress:

Justin's Medallion is nearly quilted and I spent a few hours on Dear Jane earlier in the year.

Frog quilt went from blocks to finish!

I have made progress on some quilt tops listed above.  Diamond Hill's applique' border is finally finished with all that hand work.  It has been in the works for 4 years. I didn't get a photo with the last border - sorry.

Masterpiece has multiplied greatly.

Sleeping Beauty is done.

Feathered Goose is back under the machine and progressing this week. I posted about it yesterday.

2. Patchwork Times UFO Challenge progress

Wow, I am ahead of schedule on this one.  I had kind of planned it this way.  The UFO challenge breaks down project goals that are not necessarily finishes.  I need to be ahead on finishing tops so that I will have time to quilt them before December in order to earn my PHD.

3. 15 Minutes a day - I am at 90% which is amazing!

4. One Christmas project a month

I had completely forgotten about this one.  I think I only worked on a Christmas project one month this whole year.

5. Help Mom with Lakeshore Hasta - Yes, but I need to get over to visit her soon to progress this project along.

6. Design for the Seams to Be Sew Row-Along - NOPE!  I decided to back out of this one this year and get projects done instead.

7. 350 Blocks Challenge at Prairie Moon - I have made 190 blocks so far this year.

It is always fun to stack up the YTD finishes for a photo.

I don't think I ever posted my Windmill Top done.  It is basted and ready to hit the quilting machine next.  This has been my new 2021 project.

Oops...late for I Like Thursday #36

This is part of a group "I Like Thursday" link party.  Check out the others on Leeanna's blog here.

Summer break makes me lose track of the days of the week, and it is wonderful to not be busy.

We had a wonderful family gathering for a baby blessing Sunday. This is my entire family with my parents included on the left and my mother in law on the right. We have three children, two sons in law, a girlfriend, and seven grands. 

We had a good sized group.  It is wonderful to be back together with Covid vaccinations moving along.

The kids broke a piñata. 

Some of us spent Friday and Monday together hauling firewood, riding motorcycles, and working hard clearing trees off my daughter's property. I ran the wood chipper for hours chewing up trees. My husband ran a chain saw while others drug trees to the wood chipper and dug a culvert. It was also 100 degrees outside...crazy hot.

Worked on Feathered Goose yesterday. It feels great to be piecing instead of quilting. I cut all the pieces for the blue and black rings and began to pin the finished ones to the flying geese units.

I am also linking up with:

Midweek Makers

Wednesday Wait Loss