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Monday, May 31, 2021

May OMG Complete

I finished my goals!

I made a kit from my Fresh Squeezed FQs.  Have to choose another background for another kit from that FQ set

I set my envelope blocks and then decided to add borders.  Can I count that as two finishes??  Lol

Finally, I finished all the blocks for my Peaches and Dreams.  I even set the middle.  I need to buy a little more orange for an inner border to add the borders.

I worried that the middle would look like mush.  I actually like it.  I made sure to have contrast in each block to help with the overall effect.  My assistant likes it.

Linking with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.  Now I’m off to find my project for June!

Sunday, May 16, 2021


I try to blog at least once a week and just forgot last week.  We'll blame it on Mother’s Day.  I think I had a bonus day sewing at the church which was probably the true reason.  I’m head down on my goals.  I’ve read my blog a few times to refresh my memory of what those were!

I also turned another year older.  There was lots of activity surrounding that event as well.  Work was super hectic.  I continue to work at putting my house in order.  Just...stuff going on.

My first goal was to set the envelope swap blocks into a top. There is still a possibility of a border.  I have to see if I have enough for an idea I have swirling in my head.  I am calling it done for now.

I consulted with Mary from Making Scrap Quilts from Stash on her instructions for the wonky setting.  She got right back to me on my question and here you have it!  When I swap blocks I reserve the right to fix and/or replace blocks.  I fixed three to improve the contrast and substituted one of the blocks completely with a spare I had made.

My second goal was to get all four block types sewn for my Peaches and Dreams by Judy Laquidara at Pstchwork Times. I have three completed and I have a good start on the fourth.  Most of the cutting is done.  The goal is in sight!

These are the biggest blocks.  They’re done now.  I have to make 80 of the smallest size. I think I have 25 done as of today.

Finally,  I counted the FQs I had shown previously.  My goal was to make at least one kit.  I have 31 FQs of the Fresh Squeezed line by Moda, plus a piece of yardage.  These were from 2007 or so.  Doubt you can get them any longer but I’ll be googling.  My original intent was to make Split Decision.  I have selected the 9 FQs I want to use and have to find one more to coordinate with the lightest print.  I will more than likely make a Thread Count as well.  Just need a background.  I’ll shop for the backgrounds.  I’ll cut the Split Decision and TBD on whether I’ll cut the other.  The Kona Snow is too stark.

We went out to dinner as a family for my birthday.  My daughter had promised to come to the house and finish cleaning out her closet.  She finally made it over after dinner and left me with a stack of stuff that could go.  I hopped on the Nextdoor app and listed everything.  When I got up in the morning everything was claimed.  I spent the day setting things out for happy recipients.  I enlisted my son to move my batting rolls into my now emptyish closet.  I’m cleaning up the area where the batting was previously.  I am amazed at the amount of paper I hang onto.  I got rid of a huge amount and  also a broken plastic tote.  I’m consolidating some things and still have a ways to go.  Inch by inch life’s a cinch!

What fun things are you up to?

Monday, May 03, 2021

May OMG Setting

If it weren’t for One Monthly Goal I’d hardly blog it seems.

My goal for this month is three parts.

1) Set my envelope blocks into a top.  At this point I don’t think it will have borders but we will see.  Here is a peek at the planned setting.

There are 30 blocks.  They’ll trim to 12.5” so the top will be about 60x72 without borders.  Not a bad size.

2) I plan to get all the blocks made for my Peaches and Dreams.  I still have a fair bit of cutting to do.  There are four block types.  I have 1done.  I have a second that is in process of being sewn.  The other two have a fair bit of sewing to go.

3) Finally, I have found a set of FQs that I have been looking for over the course of months now.  In the process of cleaning and clearing I found them!  I plan to make at list one kit from them.  In reality, with the addition of some solids, I can probably get two!

I’ll talk more about these as I work with them.

Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts has been issuing various challenges over several years.  They are usually decluttering things related to your sewing room.  The challenges are posted about twice a month.  For the month of April the challenge was to get rid of one thing a day.  Now I have been decluttering and trying to get my stuff in order since 1998.  Suze Ormangot me started with mentioning Flylady.  I sort of followed her routines and room rotations.  I encountered other things like the KonMari method.  Each thing brought me through various decluttering challenges helping me overcome hoarded of stuff.

When Shelly issued that challenge, and after reading about a lot of bloggers moving house and then considering I might move one day I grasped onto that challenge.  Why not get rid of things now?  Big things!  At first I just identified the objects destined to leave my home.  Then one day I went and grabbed these things plus more.  I easily had my first 15+ things the first week.  I even found a home elsewhere for everything.  Once that was gone I made another pile of stuff and another and another.  So far I have found people to take all these items.  Shelly had a paper decluttering task and I finally was able to empty my parents filing cabinet now that everything had aged to my target time of 7 years.

I’m starting to see and enjoy the things I love.  Today I dove into my sewing room because it was almost unusable.  I pulled a lot of things out of there so that I could straighten up and put things away.  Once that’s done I’ll be able to sort and put away the things that I had pulled out.  It’s a process and I feel very motivated right now.  Im probably never going to be done but things will be a lot more manageable.

Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts OMG.

Hope all is well in your world!