Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Q1 Goals

I did not complete a single w.i.p for all of 2016.  Sad I know.  I joined swaps and a bee, which took up a lot of my sewing time.  Although, I have more w.i.p.'s than I started the year with.  Doh!  Oh, short attention span, how I loathe thee.  I always have the need to start "all the things".  But I never finish them.  That is going to change this year though.  Do you ever have that feeling that you just need to start doing?  I normally get the feeling when looking a fabric on blogs or on IG, that I need to be buying!  Lately, when that happens I think - I have so much fabric that I am not using... and it kind of deflates the buying feeling and then I get the feeling I should be doing...sewing!  Am I right?  Sew now, so when I get the buying feeling I can do the buying (without the guilt)!  Since this year started the main project on my list - the LOVE quilt - is a completed top with border and the quilting pattern has been picked out.  Now I just have to clean up enough space on my floor that I can sandwich it's queen sized butt!

So, the list! Projects 1 - 12 on my list are also part of the UFO Challenge 2017 hosted by so, at some point this year, they will all get worked on and maybe even completed!

1. Apple quilt (top complete)

2. Sweet Baby Pinks
3. Atlantic Seas
4. Odd Goose Out (quilting started)
5. Coral Baby (top complete - add borders? make bigger?)
6. LOVE quilt (top complete)
7. Zig Zag baby
8. Crossroads QAL kit
9. Swiss Cross
10. Windmill (top complete)
12. Scraptastic Sampler
13. butterfly ohszippedcase
14. BeehiveJohanna bee quilt - 10 blocks (one not pictured)
15. Necessary Clutch Wallet
16. Diamond Path mini - no one is allowed to sit on this stool! lol
blocks I gave away - there may have been others too

Eek! This list is getting long and i haven't even listed all my w.i.p's!  I did give away some blocks for #getyourquiltywishesgranted2 that I knew I would never put into a quilt.  Now they will get made into a quilt by someone else! That makes me happy.

I'm going to try to keep up with the #52weekswithTheQuiltersPlanner on IG. I missed the first block because I didn't know about it but I want to keep up from here on out and hopefully my planner will help me to do that.

I also joined @cpeicheff for the #2017sewingbookchallenge . I have many books (paper & digital), magazines and printed patterns that I have not used.  Read, yes. Some many times over, but no projects made from them.  It's time to make them work for the money I have spent on them! Haha, take that books on the shelf!  What books do you have that you purchased but still haven't made anything from?
17. Rag doll (or three)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Q2 Goal List

clockwise from top left:
1. Girl Baby Quilt - to be quilted and bound
2. Mr. Sir's - foundation piece more stars, piece together quilt, bind
3. Swiss Cross - piece, quilt, bind
4. Odd Goose Out - finish quilting, bind
5. Pepper Oh How Sweet! Zipped Case
6. Girl Baby Quilt 2 - piece, quilt, bind
7. Rachel's True Love Quilt - piece, quilt, bind
8. ZigZag baby quilt - anchor zigs, quilt, bind

No more swaps!...until I finish at least some of these.  The most urgent of which are #7 and #2.  They are years behind, one is a teacher thank you gift and one will bring true love...or so they say. ;)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sunday Stash

I bought these in August at The Quilt Rack when I went to see Tews Falls with 2 of my siblings, our kids and our friends.  Hoping to get enough dreamy, pastel fabrics to make a nice soft looking quilt.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Stash

I have been participating in the Row by Row Experience.  So far I have visited 2 shops  Creative Sisters Quilt Studio, which is my local shop and Greenwood Quiltery which is a hop away in Guelph.   And so, while I went there to pick up a free pattern... I also have a few purchases to show you.  Well.  It might be more than a few. lol.  I basically went around tossing whatever peaked my fancy into my little wicker basket.  On the plus side, my frequent shopper card at Creative Sister was full, so I had about $25 off my purchase. :D See? Purchases justified.  I have no idea what any of the fabrics are but I will attempt to find out and update.  If anyone knows, any of the names/lines shout 'em out in the comments!  Now to the eye candy.  

Winterberry FQ bundle

clockwise starting at dinosaurs: 1.Robert Kaufman Urban Zoologie 2.Timeless Treasures Studio Brushed Linen Texture Purple 3.Timeless Treasures Studio Sketch Lavender 4.Timeless Treasures Studio Brushed Linen Texture Lilac 5.Brushed Linen in Candy 6. unknown 7. & 8.Robert Kaufman Spot On Circle in A Line Hot Pink + Tangerine 9. unknown 10.RJR Hexies 11. Kona (Leprechaun?) 12.Michael Miller Hash Dot 13. Timeless Treasures Brown Mini Seedlings

I am going with a friend to gather more Row By Row patterns.  If I can manage pictures, (boy does it take a while to get these just barely adequate photos!) I will post more fabric acquisitions (and maybe even projects) next week! See you then.

Happy Stashing.
Naomi Ruth

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

2015 Quarter One Goals

Well, I didn't do well last quarter.  I finished nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. But this quarter will be different!  I will finish!  I am going to sew for at least 15-20 minutes a day. If I can do that I am sure to finish something.

In addition to my fourth quarter goals of 2014, I am adding:

This baby quilt for my nephew and his girlfriend who just had their first gorgeous daughter, Scarlet.  It needs to be basted, quilted and bound. I think simple diagonal stitching through the center of the squares will do it.

So, I have four goals to reach for this quarter.  Linking up to:

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quarter Four!

Alrighty, then.  I think I need a new plan of action.  And that will be...more focus.  Less options.  For the Fourth Quarter of the Finish Along 2014 I have 3 goals:

The Odd Goose Out (yes, I know it's been on the list and the AYOLF more than once!).

The SISTER gift quilt

And my Busy Bees quilting bee quilt.  I was Queen bee for month 1 in July.  Although I need to make  quite a few more blocks before it is a reasonable lap size.  I need to find a name for this one too! Any suggestions?  You ladies were so helpful with my last plea for names.

Naomi Ruth
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Odd Goose Out

Well, unfortunately I did not finish my "A Lovely Year of Finishes" July goal, which was to finish The Odd Goose Out quilt.  I chose to do more than just straight line quilting and so it is taking me longer than expected.  Thus, my July goal is now my August goal.

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