Sunday, December 6, 2020

Monday Meanderings 12 - 7 - 2020

I'm making great progress on the T shirt quilt, ordering some Christmas presents, and Zooming with a group of quilters who were "going" to go on a retreat this weekend.  Our retreat scheduled in May was rescheduled for the first weekend in December.  But it was canceled a month or two ago. So some of us met off and on for Zoom sessions during the weekend.  It's always great to go to Zoom meetings with my guild in Maryland -- I don't get up there more than once a year or so even without Covid.  We enjoyed sewing and chatting via Zoom.  Not as good as in person but better than nothing. 

Here's my goals from last week.  Yep, I put too many goals on my list.  (Or maybe I was distracted!)  Here's what I listed and what I got done. 


Quilt 1 of my quilts - Nope, didn't happen.

Finish final cutting on t shirt quilt✔️

Here it is:  all the shirts have been backed and trimmed to their final size.  I received the medium grey Kona for the sashing.  You can see my first "coping" strip attached to the shirt in the 3rd column, 3rd shirt down.  I decided I'd split the coping strips between both sides of the shirt except if the resulting strip would be less than 1".  I did the math wrong on this first one so I took off one strip.  I'm going to change the strip to the other side so that the bottom 3 shirts will line up on the right side. I need to do some more math (correctly, I hope!) and then start cutting and sewing these strips on.  I have a logo on a hat to put on a piece of a t shirt.  It will go in the 1st column because that column is way shorter than the other two. I'll be busy for a while on this quilt. 

Begin Grands’ 2020 Ornaments I looked at 1 pattern. Does that count? 

Pick backing and quilt farm quilt✔️ And, I got the binding done too, I need to label it and mail it. 

Get back to work on purple basket✔️ I sewed a few more strips on the piece but it was minimal. 

It was not the best week but I feel good about what I did get done.  Now here's what the plan is for this week.


Sew label on farm quilt

Sew coping strips on all t shirts, put the hat logo on a t shirt

Get grand kids ornaments done

Order some more presents

Knit on a doll hat

I did finish the second sock that I was knitting.  Don't tell anyone  -- it's a Christmas present.  When we Zoomed in the evening I was  knitting instead of working on quilts.  I tend to make more errors at night so knitting was a lot easier to do.

On to my "Stashbusting" statistics.  Except almost no stashbusting happened in my house in November. 


Fabric In Month

Fabric In Year

Fabric Out Month

Fabric Out Year

Total In or Out Year







Yep, I did bring in 17.375 yards of fabric.  I purchased a grouping of novelty fabrics from a gal on SewItsForSale.groups.IO that was over 16 yards.  (The cute Dalmatian fabric I showed in the Nesting block last week was included in it. So I am already trying to make a dent in what I got.) Plus some fabric for the farm quilt was purchased. *I don't count fabric used until I have finished the quilt. So the farm quilt will count this month. Hopefully, I'll figure out another one to quilt and bind this month. 

Instead of working much on my own projects during November I quilted 3 quilts for Virginia Star Quilters.  The quilts will be given to Hope House later this month.  It shouldn't take me two or three days per quilt but that's about what it did.  You can see the quilts on my previous three posts. 

Have you been blog surfing lately?  You might want to visit these linky parties to get you started: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, and To Do Tuesday. (Hopefully this week I'll remember to link up with To Do Tuesday!) 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. I like the Kona gray -- not too light, not too dark. I haven't been on any of the FB sales groups and that's just as well, I think! Hope you can make good progress on your projects this week. I'm sure you miss your choir friends and rehearsing/performing this holiday season.

  2. Evening sewing is out for me, too. By that time my eyes are tired, but I can knit in a simple project without any trouble. Most of my fabric purchases have been for backing - wide backing, mostly.

  3. I'm curious to see more about your grands' 2020 ornaments! Do you make them each one every year? Are they stitched or made some other way? Tell us more! :)

  4. just remember all progress counts ;-)

  5. I didn't realize that you quilted for Virginia Star. That's really nice and generous of you! :)

  6. Hi Bonnie! I think you did great on your list considering how many items you listed AND you had a Zoom retreat. Your t-shirt quilt looks fab. I'm looking forward to seeing what the Grands' ornaments look like - and looking at a pattern definitely counts!! Sometimes you need to mull things over before you start, right?! I thank you for linking up this week (and remembering to do so!). Good luck with this week's list. ~smile~ Roseanne


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