Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Feeling Ambitious!

 The week flew by!  But I had a productive week!  And this week will probably fly by quickly as well since we are planning a camping trip.  Our original plan was to go to Red River, NM with some friends, rent an ATV and go exploring some of the mountain trails.  

Since their plans and schedule changed, we are still going (we NEED to for our sanity), but we will instead head just 80 north to Pueblo so that we can combine running errands, visiting the girls and grands and having some time away.  Taking a long ride on the bike path is a part of the plan.  

As we review last week, I met my goals... mostly. 😉

✔  Prepare a few more Postcard Block kits for the camping journal quilt.  

I prepped a mountain scene and a flower block

✔  Scrapbooking!  While my goal was to get all of 2018 completed, I didn't actually get all of it done, but I did complete through July.  And that was just in one day.  I probably could have continued on the next day, but I had other pressing matters to address.

And this brings me to the goals for the coming week...

❧  Get the f
inal five patterns for the Pieces From The Past Sew Along written and sent to my new group of pattern testers.  

I have had t-shirts for three memory quilts arrive since last week!  

❧  Finish "Papa's T-shirts" baby quilt for my customer.  I am waiting on the fabric I ordered for the backing.  The Grandparents are making a trip to California to see the new baby in October and I promised that it would be ready to make the trip with them.

I can just envision Papa snuggled up with the little guy and telling him of the adventures that he and Grandma had on these road trips... can't you?

I was initially stumped and confused about the whole quilt in the beginning, but when I found the multi-colored prints in my stash I was on-board with the project.

❧ Apply fusible stabilizer to the t-shirts for the graduation gift and begin the layout of the quilt top.

❧  Oh, and I have a pattern test for Shannon Fraser Designs that is due by September 24.  It is only a baby quilt, so once I get the fabric pulled I'll be good.

❧  If I have time... I would like to "harvest" the graphics of the third set of t-shirts and get the fusible stabilizer applied to these as well.

It may be an overly ambitious list, but I can hope.  As long as the deliveries of the on-line purchases arrive in a timely manner, I think it is reasonable.  

It has been a while since I have been so productive and it feels really good to be back in the groove.  And a few days away will help even more!  

How are YOU doing?  What's your current mood?  Feeling ambitious like me?  Stuck in a rut?  I know you are probably not alone... 

But with the month of September flying by (how is it possible the middle of the month???) I don't want you to miss out on the Throw-back Linky party for September.  

We always celebrate a recent finish, but how often do we look back on some of our favorite finishes?  Let's show some love to our September finishes of previous years.  

Piece Out,


Linking with:

To Do Tuesday at Home Sewn By Us

Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication

Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter

Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Creative Compulsions at Bijou Bead Boutique
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Off The Wall Friday with Nina Marie
Brag About Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty
Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More
Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Scrap Happy Saturday at Super Scrappy
UFO Busting at Tish’s Wonderland
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
Patchwork & Quilts at The Quilting Patch


  1. Hi Melva! Oh, I love that Harley t-shirt quilt! What interesting t-shirts and those borders are so fun. The plaid allows the shirts to be highlighted and the checks just jazz the whole thing up. That baby is going to adore it! The last five blocks already! Egad. The time has just flown by on the sew-along. Have fun on your camping trip. I hope you enjoy the grands and the biking. Thanks for linking up this week! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. LOVE T-shirt quilts!! I will be looking forward to seeing this gift come together, Melva.

  3. Three commissions! Wow that'll be fun! So will your trip to see the grandchildren. Have fun! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. Awesome t-shirt quilt with Harley Davidson t-shirts. We made one in our church little sewing group from a members shirts. He then donated it to the Toy Run to be auctioned.

  5. Could not believe it! The middle of Sept. and the neighbor has pumpkin banners all over their fence already! WHAT? Enjoy your camping and grands visiting. Would love to be there too.

  6. I am not currently ambitious, but I am enoying seeing other people's ambition. =) The t-shirt quilt is marvelous!

  7. What a fun t-shirt quilt! I have yet to make one but I'd like to make one - maybe next year. Enjoy your trip - sounds like fun.

  8. enjoy your trip!!it sounds like just what you need!!

  9. Have a great trip! We all need to de-stress this year any way we can. Good luck with the pattern writing and the t-shirt quilts.

  10. I never thought about a baby quilt from Grandpa's shirts. What an adorable idea. You have been productive. Enjoy camping.

  11. Melva I love the baby quilt made out of “Papa’s t-shirts.” I will be sharing this sweet quilt on this week’s Creative Compulsions.


  12. That's a great story telling quilt - well done!

  13. I love your tshirt quilt and the capital T block is one of my favorites. I love when you link up because then I have to take the time to visit and I so enjoy all of your posts. So thank you so much for linking up to Put your foot down.