Wednesday, February 6, 2019


I don't understand the psychology of it, but when there is a snow/ice day I find it difficult to start work for the day.

I've told myself that I will make the commute up to the longarm after I write this post.....discipline, that's what I need!

It will be a short work-day, though, as I am beginning a new quilt today. So exciting, these new beginnings....I just have to keep that feeling going until it results in a finished quilt, right?

I am going to work on the cutting for Shimmer, a quilt and 
sew-along by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew.

I am using some beautiful Jen Kingwell fabrics for my Shimmer...

I'd like to have all the background fabric cut today....and hopefully some of the prints.

I've been doing well with my Harry Potter QAL hosted by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts. I'm really liking the blocks. This week we did the "Ron" block...

It's not too late to join in...this week is only block #3.

I am a woman who works well with lists. If there is a lot to do in preparation for a gathering at my house, for example, there will be a list involved.

I don't know why I'm not a list person when it comes to my quilting goals. This week a quilty friend shared her 2019 quilting list with I promptly made up my own list and stuck it up on the wall...

.....and it made me feel good :)

.....for a few minutes, because then I realised I forgot one item.

I fixed the list and stuck it back up...

Not bad, as the added project is easy, quick and won't last too long.

But wait, only a couple of minutes later I remembered something else...

Now, I was getting a tad nervous....was there going to be more???

Nope, that's it! Although I don't feel quite as happy as I did when the list first went up. Yesterday I had thought to remove Marshall from the list, which is the mystery quilt being offered by Quiltmania magazine this year. Today I'm not so sure. I'll have a think about it.

The Dear Jane sew-along starts in this next week. I have to admit that that one will be a challenge, but if I'm ever going to make a Dear Jane this will be the time.

Here is my block for this week for the Hand-pieced QAL....

I have to say, if you want to get nice results on a flying goose...hand-piecing is the way to do it!

That's all for me today, off to work I go!

I am linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers. I am also linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social, and with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for the Hand Pieced QAL.


  1. I had to giggle over your lists. Mine are the same-all nicely printed with pen scribbling all over with additions and reprioritizing. Good luck on the list.

  2. Beautiful block! Thanks for linking up with the Hand Pieced QAL!