Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Catch Up Time

I know I haven't posted for a while but things got a little busy around here. I've been busy trying to get all my client quilts done so that I can have some time off. I usually take January off to work on some of my own things (imagine that). This year I wanted to get everything out by the first of this month so I could concentrate on some other stuff. Well, I'm down to 2 client quilts and then I'M DONE!!!!!!!!! I should have everything out by the 7th.

Sooooo, this month I can concentrate on getting shop samples done for my classes this year. I have 7 Marti & Me samples to finish. Then I need to make up about 6 samples for a new "club" we will start after the Marti & Me ends. It is a Mini of the Month Club. I also need to make 3 other samples for some new classes I'll be teaching. All of this I want done in December. Oh, and I would like to get at least 4 of my own quilt tops quilted.

In January I'm going to try to get the "black Hole" cleaned up. It's been a long time coming, but I really need to get a more workable place. Right now I feel like I have pathways to navigate to get to things instead of an open workspace. I plan on going through fabric and thinning the herd, so to speak. Organize project bags and decide if I'm really going to do them or not, and decide their fate as to what happens to them. And I really need to get the worktable for working on machines cleared up.

The BOM that we are doing at the LQS is called Country French. Each month I have done a step out block to demo at the meeting. I have pulled it all from my stash for the demo block. Here is a pic of the fabrics I am using. The actual fabrics that are used is from the Country French line, so this one is really, really, REALLY different from the original. (Tried looking for a pic of the original but couldn't find one online.)
I have all but 1 of the blocks made, so I will be putting this together during my down time. Can't wait to get the border on and see the finished product.
I did manage to start on Allietare. That is Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt this year. I have all the HST's cut for step 1. Now all I have to do is get them sewn.
I am going to try to get them done this week so I will be ready for Step 2 on Friday. I would like to keep up with this one. I have her last 2 mysteries started and in different stages of being done. Those are on my finish list for the sew days on Thursday's when my BQB (Best Quilting Buddy) and I get together.
I'm linking to Quiltville page so you can check on the progress of others who are doing this.
That's all for now.
Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,


  1. That certainly is an ambitious schedule!!

  2. Nice start to the mystery. That BOM you are working on is very pretty.

  3. OH your BOM blocks are beautiful...and great job with your units.

  4. Country French BOM is very pretty. I try real hard to keep up, and usually make it. Looking forward to watching your MQ grow.