Sunday Musings

I thought I would pop in on a Sunday with a few little things. I am working hard on finishing a quilt for Wednesday’s stop on the Dust Off a Book Blog Hop. I am also juggling the SAHRR and Diatom QALs, along with working on one to be announced at the end of the week. Its been awhile since I declared a monthly goal and I am today! Finally, I moved my emails to a MailLite (no more MailChimp) and wanted to be sure it works before the hop, so publishing this will let me know!

List of Hoppers

The Dust Off a Blog hop begins Monday. Be sure to take a look and see what folks are up to. It was fun rooting through my bookshelves and coming up with a quilt. Its on the quilt frame and will be bound and all pretty for you on Wednesday!

March 6th
Quilting at the Farm | Lemon Tree Snippets |
Creatin in the sticks | Natalie (on Beaquilter)

March 7th
Quilting Gail | Thrift Shop Commando |
High Road Quilter | Moosestashquilting

March 8th
Kathleen McMusing | Words & Stitches |
Isabella’s Whimsy | DesertSky Quilting

March 9th
LC’s Cottage | Cynthia’s Ark |
Ms P Designs USA | Just Let Me Quilt

March 10th
Beaquilter | Karrin’s Crazy World |
Quilting Patchwork Applique | Julie’s Quilts and Costumes

My SAHRR Progress

Here is where I left you two weeks ago. I was away from my machine and thought I would be caught up, but I only have some prototypes to show you.

Here are the samples of my Square in a Square (too big) and my Pinwheels – the right size. Its date night and we need to catch a 6 pm ferry, so instead of cutting myself or needing more time with Jack the Ripper, I will pause and finish it tomorrow.

I will be adding coping strips and a surprise cornerstones, at least that is the current plan. Here’s a possible way it might look, without the cornerstones.

Finishing the top will be my One Monthly Goal!

Coming Up on My Blog

Winter Twist
Dust Off a Book Blog Hop 3/8/23
Diatom Row 2 (4/13)

Linking Up 

Quilting Gail, SAHRR #6
One Monthly Goal
Monday Musings

Fabric Stash 

No change since the last post!
Fabric out this month: 3 Fabric out this year: 15
Fabric in this month: 0 Fabric in this year: 16.75
NET Fabric: 1.25

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  1. LA Paylor
    March 5, 2023 / 6:40 PM

    good placement and color for these new additions. It’s so unified and balanced

  2. March 5, 2023 / 10:00 PM

    Your SAHRR looks great, Kathleen! You are busy, but I know you’ll get it all done!

  3. March 6, 2023 / 8:33 AM

    Your SAHRR is so neat, great design with the prompts. Great progress on your stash busting at the same time!

  4. March 6, 2023 / 9:01 AM

    Hi Kathleen! I really like those dark colored cornerstones in your last update on the SAHRR. They really seem to highlight your gorgeous center block so nicely. I’m looking forward to seeing where you take this and seeing the mystery cornerstones! Happy Monday to you. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. March 6, 2023 / 10:10 AM

    Thanks for the Blog Hop reminder! Looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for those SAHRR surprise cornerstones, Kathleen. Hoping you enjoyed Date Night with your honey!

  6. March 6, 2023 / 10:42 AM

    I hope you had a great date night. I look forward to seeing how this finishes up and comes together for you this month!

  7. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    March 6, 2023 / 1:25 PM

    Your SAHRR is looking real mod! I’m pretty interested in what you’re going to do with the corners! And it looks like your new mail system worked just right.

  8. March 8, 2023 / 5:15 PM

    Love it!!! It’ll be fun to see it when it’s finished!!
    Thanks for linking to SAHRR #6!

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