March 22-28 Progress Report

It’s been a week! The emotions are erratic and I have been unsettled and disorganized. I’m sure you all can identify with these feelings. I’m telling myself it is a form of cabin fever.

My list for my hoped for progress is:

1. Finish the binding on Star Crossed Plaid. On the last side.

2. Finish piecing the flimsy for the test pattern. Still working on it. Lots of sweet little units needing to be made to start assembling the blocks. All I can say is I’m working on it!

3. Try to get some more cutting and designing done on my Memory Quilt for DH. Concentration levels were too low to be able to think my ideas and plans through.

4. Put the Vortex blocks together to flimsy stage. Didn’t touch it.

5. If the thread I ordered comes in, finish quilting my Robot Quilt. Thread order did not arrive. Still waiting to finish.

Robbie wants to be done 😢

6. Prep another quilt from the To Be Quilted pile for quilting if I can find a backing that works. Another one sandwiched to start when Robbie is done.

7. Check with our local hospitals to see if they are in need of cotton masks yet. If so, start sewing. No hospitals needing them but plenty of front line workers. 127 masks made and distributed.

127 masks done and distributed

8. Keep working on my socks and working on the new crochet stitch I’m trying to learn. Managed a bit more on both of these.

I did also finish my Project Quilting 11.6 project since I needed to sew.

And a squirrel attacked me with a DREAMI project to post a finish on my QQQ Making Us Laugh Blog Hop post on March 23. This was also a project done from my scrap bins.

I Love Squirrels!

I was also able to show one of the tops I had finished a couple of months ago. Quirky Pinwheels was fun and a quick top to make. You can about it here. The pattern will be in the April issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

So here’s my list of goals for the upcoming week:

1. Finish my pattern test. I will get these piles of goodies assembled in to a top.

2. Finish my Star Crossed Plaid and get it into the mail.

3. Keep working on the memory quilt.

4. Assemble Vortex in to a top.

5. Finish quilting Robbie.

6. Start quilting the next quilt.

7. Work on selecting patterns for two upcoming blog hops I’m participating in.

8. Work on my knitting and two crochet projects.

Try to keep positive out there. Just remind yourselves that you are saving lives by staying home. Remember that this will pass and eventually we will be able to visit our family and friends, our LQS’s, Guild meetings and attend social occasions sooner, if we take the time to self isolate now.

Be happy and wash your hands.

Thanks for visiting. Hope you are fondling fabric and getting to use some of that stash! Comments are appreciated and responded to! 😷 Carol

Linking with:

Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland

Wendy’s Quilts and More Peacock Party

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Storied Quilts

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Small Quilts

Needle and Thread Wednesday WIP


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

6 thoughts on “March 22-28 Progress Report

  1. I’m just slightly dazzled by that Project Quilting piece – so pretty! And that squirrel makes me smile. I’ve been chasing a squirrel the past few days too, and have tossed aside my to do list yet once again – haha!

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  2. Well, of course you couldn’t finish other things! Those masks take a lot of time and you made a LOT of them! Our hospital doesn’t want any. =P The quirky pinwheels is wonderful! Congratulations on it being in the magazine.

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    1. Thanks Susan. Quirky Pinwheels is pretty sweet. I really enjoyed testing that pattern. It went together quickly and absolutely no stress reading the pattern. Bonny Peters always writes ones that I enjoy testing. 😁 Carol


  3. Hi Carol! Where is your Star Crossed Plaid quilt going? I’m sure you have said but I don’t recall. Don’t forget to take some photos before you send it on its merry way – you know we all want to see how you’ve quilted it and send good thoughts with it. Unsettled and disorganized is just the perfect way to describe how I’m feeling. I wander into the sewing room for a bit each day but haven’t really accomplished anything major. I’m going to start planning an end-of-COVID partying soon. Just imagine the fun we’ll have when this is behind us?! I’ll never wish I could work from home again. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne. Star Crossed Plaid is sitting in my lap so I can finish the last side of the binding. I had 3 sides done and it stalled when I said yes to a pattern test. I’m finishing it as I’m writing it and there will be pictures of my wonky quilting. The ruler work and FMQ is wobbly because my left shoulder isn’t working so well but it is done and I’m sure Clarke won’t notice.
      Did you see the new Project Quilting Challenge, or any of the Quarantine QAL’s? I’m so tempted but I promised myself this is finish it up time for UFO’s but waiting for thread and batting is slowing me down. No wonder we feel disorganized! Running out of supplies and not being able to stop at our LQS when in town for doctor’s appointment just can’t happen right now 😩. I can’t even imagine what life will be like when things go back to normal. I don’t think our world be the same. Employers might consider working from home is the new normal if they don’t have to pay for office space. That’s DH’s contribution to this conversation 😉. Stay home and stay safe my friend 😷

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