Monday, September 1, 2014

2014 Projects - Status through August 31, 2014

I had made a list of open quilting projects at the beginning of 2014 with a total of 49 projects.

Here is the status of my work through August 31, 2014:

One new project added to the list - 50 total!!!
11 projects done
Three quilt tops done but not yet quilted and/or bound
Two quilt projects have blocks done but not yet sewn together
Two quilt projects are started 
One online quilt project up-to-date through August
One online quilt project - 21 of 36 blocks done and only one block behind schedule
Two projects removed from the list

So 20 projects worked on during the year so far!!!! 

I am happy with my progress and it will be fun to see how much more I can get done before 
December 31st.

Wish me luck!!!!!

Getting it Done - August Status and September List

Getting it Done - August Status

Things I really want to get done:
Clue #8 for Tell it to the Stars - done 8/14/14
Austen Family Album - make weekly blocks - #18, 19, 20 and 21 done - #22 pending
Sew binding down on Hearts Afitre and add label - done 8/17/14
Add label to Crisscross Applesauce - done 8/17/14
Finish Polka Dots, Patterns and Pinwheels top - done 8/2/14 (also made backing and binding)
Assemble top for Re-Piecing the Past quilt - not done

Things I might get done:
Assemble top for 21st Century Bulls Eye quilt - not touched
Complete Baby Girl Quilt for Kei - not touched
Kit up Hotchscotch mat project - made number appliques and purchased remaining fabric
Kit up Little Red Schoolhouse Project - started
Start Believe Tablerunner - not touched
Pillowcases for Conker - 10 pillowcases done 8/5/14
Tablemat for Wedding Gift (added to list) done 8/28/14

Getting it Done - September List

Things I really want to get done:
Clue #9 for Tell it to the Stars
Austen Family Album - make weekly blocks including #22 from August
Sew binding down on Cabin in the Woods quilt
Kit up and being Hop Scotch mat project
Kit up and begin Little Red Schoolhouse project
Complete Baby Girl Quilt for Kei

Things I might get done:
Assemble top for 21st Century Bulls Eye quilt
Assemble top for Re-PIecing the Past Quilt
Start project for Ron

Not sure I will be able to complete all of this but will give it a try!!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt-Block #21 West Wind Done

This weeks block is West Wind dedicated to Tom Fowle - Jane's sister Cassandra's fiancé who died of yellow fever while serving as a chaplain.

As I was sewing the block together I realized that I had picked yellow fabric without even thinking about the significance!  

I also have a soft spot for Tom Fowle as my grandfather Edwin Stevens was a chaplain in England during World War II.  He did get sick while serving there but survived to come home to his family.  

Can't believe we are done with 21 blocks already. It has gone fast and I look forward to doing a new block each Sunday!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt -Block #20 Best Friend done

Block #20 is Best Friend for Martha Lloyd another Austen family friend.  

I pulled some more modern fabrics this week and hope this block looks ok with the rest of them. 

Maybe over this coming weekend I will lay them all out to see them together.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tell it to the Stars - August clue #8 Done

This month's clue was to make some setting triangles for the quilt top.  

They turned out great and have me very excited to see how it all goes together. 

See my other Tell it to the Stars posts during 2014 to see the blocks that have already been made.

I took the picture with the Rotary Mat upside down so it looks like I flipped the picture but I did not!

On to the next project for August.......

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt-Block 19 Cross Patch - Done

This weeks block is Cross Patch for Jane Austen's sister in law Mary Lloyd Austen. 

Apparently Jane did not get along Mary so this blocks name is appropriate.  

Love the darker fabric in the block as it has a gold filigree on it.  

This is 19 out of 36 blocks so we are over half way done!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt - Block #18 Indian Star done

Continuing on the block of the week project I made this weeks block #18 Indian Star for Warren Hastings.   Mr Hastings was a family friend of the Austen's and lived a good part of his life in India.

Go the the Austen Family album blog to read more history on Warren Hastings.

Also continuing to use blue fabrics from my Blue bin and found some with red accents for this weeks block. 

Love the border fabric as it has butterflies which my mother loved.  Seems like I keep talking about my mother while working on this quilt.  Guess my love of sewing and quilting is tied to her as she did teach me how to sew years ago.  

Mom's birthday is coming up on Friday and her sister and I will go out to lunch at Red Lobster in her honor.  Miss her every day.