Monday, November 12, 2018

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

The Honeycomb blocks are still on my wall--

I've been playing with block placement.  Double Irish Stars has been worked on--

I have 30 star blocks made.  Mine is scrappy so there is an assortment of colors.  Its a BOW at Piecing the Past Quilts.  Stars and an Irish Chain--perfect!

Weekly Goals--

Stay Centered
Double Irish Stars
Keep on Binding
Fold some fabric

These are what I'll work on this week.  I'm linking with Oh Scrap, Moving it Forward, Monday Making, and Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.  

~Lori1R in South Dakota~

Friday, November 9, 2018

Motivation Friday

Time to check on my weekly goals--

Catch up With Double Irish Stars QAL--YES
Finish the Stay Center colored blocks--YES
Work on binding the orange quilt--YES
Put away some of the folded fabric--no

Here are the Star blocks I made this week--

Lots of flying geese in these blocks.  I am not fond of making flying geese but I love the star blocks--I make them a bit bigger and trim to fit--

Not the fastest way but it works for me.   Since the design wall was empty I put more blocks on it--

These are the Honeycomb blocks I worked on at the Nebraska retreat.   The wall is not big enough, there is still another row of blocks not up there.  I'll play with block placement for a while.

And my holiday cacti have decided to bloom--

That is one pot that has two different varieties in it--a fuschia/white and a yellow.  There used to be a white one but I think it died last spring--stalk rot.  These plants cover a piano bench.  There is one blooming in the sewing room, I wanted it next to this one but its too crowded.  I have a soft spot for holiday cactus, Ken's grandmother had a huge one, and his mother has a large one too.  Ken took good care of them this summer, he said he watered them once a week.  If he remembered.  

There is still fabric to fold and put away.  I have most my block parts cut for now so I can start putting fabric away.  Maybe this weekend.   

~Lori1R in South Dakota~

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Stash Report

This week I finished Strip Twist for 8 yds out.  But I bought a 20 strip jelly roll, 10 yards of solid black, and 8 yards of white with tiny navy triangles for a background.  My new stash report is--

Stash Report
Added this week--19.38 yds
Add YTD 201.88 yds
Out this week--8yds
Out YTD 207.65
I'm ahead 5.77 yards! 
I'm happy with these numbers, my goal is to turn my stash over to allow for new fabric.  

~Lori1R in South Dakota~

Monday, November 5, 2018

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

The green blocks on the design wall are sewn together--

I might add a narrow border, right now the top is 70x80".  The design wall is now freed for other blocks!  I'm linking up with Oh Scrap, Moving it Forward, Monday Making, and Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.

Weekly Goals--

Catch up With Double Irish Stars QAL
Finish the Stay Center colored blocks
Work on binding the orange quilt
Put away some of the folded fabric

That will be enough to keep me busy.   Putting away some of the folded fabric is part of my yearly goal of refolding/reorganizing a section of stash per month.  

~Lori1R in South Dakota~

Thursday, November 1, 2018


My October OMG was to finish binding Strip Twist--

YAH!!  Its done!  This will be a boys donation qulit.  I estimate 8yds of stash used.  The backing was donated by Judy B in MN--

Don't you love those skull & crossbones?  Thank you Judy B!!  I'm linking with Elm Creek Quilts.  My OMG for November--can I have two?  I will bind Mary's Orange quilt and keep up with Double Irish Stars QAL.  I'm linking with Elm Street Quilts OMG.

And a Rant/Pet Peeve.  Parking in handicapped spaces or where there is NO PARKING drives me crazy.  This was the second time in a couple weeks the same vehicle parked this way (Walmart Yankton SD)--

This vehicle is parked where the handicapped vans park, the extra room is for parallel parking.  If a handicapped van that needs the extra room for a ramp/lift wants to park there--they can't.  It caught my eye because its from the same county in South Dakota I am from--

There wasn't a handicapped license plate or hanging card.  Ken says I am assuming they were not handicapped etc, but that is no excuse for parking there.  Its a NO PARKING ZONE.  And they blocked the handicapped space!   Off my soapbox now.  

LORI1R in South Dakota

July One Monthy Goal OMG

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