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Monday, June 25, 2018

Quilt bound and hosting the Block Lotto

Hello Blogland!  How was your weekend.  Mine was relaxing.  I worked pretty hard cutting out fabric for a family round robin so I can deliver it to a sister this week.  

I also bound my "Winged Things" quilt.  Yay!  A finish!  I still have one more quilt to bind this month, but I know I will get it.  More detailed photos can be found here and here.

This quilt was on my 2nd Quarter finish list.  I am linking up with She Can Quilt's 2018 Finish Along.

Winged Things is on my 18 in 2018 list hosted by Lynette What a Hoot.  It was also my UFO Challenge for June hosted by Patchwork Times.  Check out everyone else's progress at the link above.

I am hosting the Block Lotto for July.  Here are my sample blocks, and they are super simple and fast to make.  The pattern to make them will post on the Block Lotto blog on July 1st.  Anyone who makes blocks and posts them to the blog gets a chance to win the blocks.  I have won before and it was so much fun!  I would LOVE to win them but I am hosting.  You get one chance to win per block you make for a maximum of 9.

I am two weeks overdue for my 15 minutes to stitch update, so here it is:

15 minute stitching days/week  = 6/7 days
15 minute stitching days/June = 20/24 days
15 minutes stitching days/year = 146/175 days
Success rate = 83.42%


To Do Tuesday has really been helping me along my quilting journey as well.  I set goals anyway, but it still makes me want to have something to show each week.  This week's goals include:

  • Can 20 bottles of chicken at my sister's tomorrow...It will be a big family event with sisters, sisters-in-law, and my daughter.  We are doing chicken and pork.  My sister owns a grocery store so she watches for when prices are good.  It is so nice to go down to my pantry and grab a precooked bottle of meat off the shelf.
  • Bind my son's quilt
  • Get the final house done for my sliced quilt and maybe start the assembly on the flimsy
  • Work on my "Chicks in the Garden" quilt.
  • Assemble my Bear Paw Quilt

I am headed out on a family fun week today.  I will be at my sisters doing meat tomorrow and playing with grandbaby Ira.  I will stay a couple of days and then head off to my cousin's (4 hour drive) for a little quilt retreat in her basement.  She is so dear to me and we are overdue for some time together.

Next I will head further north (3 or so more hours) to my other sister's house for whatever kind of fun we can find together.  We might sew and we might not.  We shall see.  She says to bring my bike because she wants to take me mountain biking.  I am super out of shape, but I suppose I am up to the challenge.

When I return home I am hopeful that the rock people will get the rock done on my house.  The stucco is complete and so is the roof.  I hope I come home to a new house.

I am linking up today with:

Lynette's BOMs Away
Beth's MCM
Tish's UFO Busting
Em's Moving it Forward Monday
Beth's Monday Making


  1. I love your winged things quilt! I hope your travel goes smoothly and that you enjoy your visits with family. Perhaps you will stumble upon some quilt shops along the way where beautiful fabric is being held hostage, awaiting your heroic rescue...

  2. It sounds like you have some busy travel days ahead. I LOVE your little trees for the Block Lotto. Those would be fun to win. Safe journeys!

  3. It sounds like you had a fun-filled week! I love those blocks; the fabrics are fantastic!!

  4. Looks like you are making really good progress on all fronts. Have a great week with your family.

  5. Good luck with block lotto. I used to take part but postage is a bit hard these days.
    Congratulations on the finish

  6. Oh.. & enjoy all the family visits.

  7. Your Winged Things is gorgeous! Enjoy sewing time with sister #1 and biking with sister #2. Time with family is a wonderful diversion!

  8. We do not really have a preserving/canning culture here. I cannot imagine any situation where I might say 'precooked bottle of meat'. What a fun insight into others' lives!
    Have fun with the family.

  9. The winged things quilt is adorable! And as for your PHD, sure you've almost finished your UFOs! That's impressive. Didn't know that anyone canned chicken, but your tale of it brought me back to my childhood visits to my grandparents where there were always bottles of beef, and lots of jams and pickles in the earth cellar under the hall floor. You'd open the hatch and do down a ladder and there was a treasure trove of food. Have a fun weekend with your family.

  10. A friend and I have been buying chicken from Zaycon the last few years, 40 lbs and at time, and canning it. Zaycon has just gone out of business. =( I love just grabbing chicken off the shelf and making a salad or casserole with it. Boohoo! Maybe Aldi's will have a great sale when I'm shopping sometime. I'm looking forward to the block lotto this month and hope to knock those out the first half of the month and be ready to win! =) Have a great time with all those family things, and I hope you do come home to a new house!

  11. You're so lucky to have your sisters close by, not to mention being able to quilt with them. What a beautiful finish your Winged Things quilt is! On behalf of the global hosts, thank you for linking up to the FAL.


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