WIP Whoopsday – Mostly Cats

I was perusing my Instagram feed to figure out what to post for WIP Wednesday, and it’s most pictures of me snuggling with Nina. While I’m happy to slather the internet with pictures of my cats, perhaps you’d be interested in this shot of my midarm studio area?

I finally hung my finished Favorite Things BOM! Sewing the sleeve on the back dragged on (as it usually does), but it’s now hanging joyfully behind my HQ Sweet 16 Cindy for inspiration.

I should have more to show next week since I will have done the first of three Christmases (my parents, ours, and my in-law’s) by the next WIP Wednesday!

Sunday Stash – Just a Few

The En Provence Mystery marches on!  I finished up the four patches for step 3, swapping in a teal for the lavender.

You can see more progress from other quilters on Bonnie’s linky!

In terms of finishes, I did finish up the 1st of 2 donation quilts in the queue, and the “My Favorite Things” block of the month from Sew Hooked. Better pictures coming when I get the sleeve attached, for now know that the stitched passed Helper Cat inspection, including the label on the yarn!

  • Used this week: 7.25 yards
    • 4.5 yd for the Squirrely quilt
    • 2.75 for My Favorite Things BOM
  • Used Year to Date: 337 yards
  • Added this week: 1.5 yard
    • 1.5 yd in FQs
  • Net Used YTD: 193.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 126.5 yards (38% of total used)

See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

Sunday Stash – Not Much at All

I feel like I’ve been sewing nonstop for days, yet didn’t actually finish anything. This week I finished up the latest Saturday Sampler blocks, the top for the Favorite Things BOM, and made progress on a charity quilt top.  I’m hoping to get that donation quilt done by Thursday so I can donate it at the last guild meeting of the year.

Here are the Saturday Sampler blocks:


It’s the last one for the 30’s sampler, so that’s also getting turned into a donation quilt in the next month or so.

And here’s my version of the My Favorite Things BOM:

I’m officially in Pile Up mode again with several quilts ready for basting and quilting!

  • Used this week: 0 yards
    • Sad trombone!
  • Used Year to Date: 329.75 yards
  • Added this week: 10.75 yard
    • 2.75 yd for jelly roll
  • Net Used YTD: 187.5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 116 yards (37% of total used)

WIP Wednesday – Actual Work on Actual Quilts

Oh hey, look at that. Progress on things I can share! Well, mostly.  I did finish a quilt this week, but can’t share it yet since it’s a gift.  Nina was on hand to help with quality control during quilting, though.

VP of Quality Control seems satisfied with consistent stitch length. #ninavore

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I spent last night catching up on the My Favorite Things blocks from SewHooked.com.  I had June, July and August blocks to do, but the August block was glitter, which… no. I cannot in good conscience even imply that I even tolerate glitter, so I will certainly not commit to calling it a favorite thing.

So I made a wineglass block instead. The actual block pattern is from a different designer. Maybe I should have put a cat in there instead, but the wineglass was easier to piece.

For the record, there was no wine involved in this little incident (but there may have been rum afterwards).  That seam gauge block was not my favorite!

Next up is working on another pattern for The Stitch– it’s another oldie but a goodie!