Sunday, February 3, 2019

Week 5 of 2019: Stitching and De-Stashing

Thank goodness for weekends.  I needed this one.  Work has been super stressful, which is probably contributing to the sciatic nerve issues that have slowed me down this week.  It's been hard to climb the stairs after work, so my stitching time has been more focused on playing with quilt designs.  I can stand at our bar height table and play on the computer. Necessary as sitting has been painful too. How have you been doing with finding 15 minutes to stitch each day this week?

I did manage the sewing room a couple of nights, with that and the design time here's how the week worked out.

15 minutes stitching days/week = 7/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Jan = 29/31 days
15 minutes stitching days/Feb = 2/2 days
15 minutes stitching days/2019 = 31/33 days
Success Rate = 93.94%

You can link up at the bottom of the post to share how your stitching week went. 

A lot of the time in the sewing room was spent prepping The Christmas Mystery quilt for quilting, so what time there was in the sewing room wasn't at the machine.  I did get in a bit of actual machine time yesterday. 

Fabric out this week = 0.11 yards
Fabric out in 2019 = 7.68 yards
More in then out for 2019

The plan this week is to get the borders on the Christmas Angels quilt, so usage should go up for next week.  Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for the weekly stash report. 

Some of my design time this week was focused on the lay out for all the Wild and Goosey blocks.  There are a lot of little pieces in these blocks so it takes a while to color them all.  Here's version one. 

Hmm, not sure I'm a fan.  I'll play a little more to see what else I can come up with.  

How did your stitching week go? 

1. Chrisknits
2. Meloney
3. Julie in GA
4. maggie f
5. Marti
6. Amanda
7. Shasta
8. Jennifer in Indy
9. Deana
10. Angie
11. Christina's Handicrafts
12. DesertSky Quilting

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Donna said...

The design is pretty, but it's a lot of sewing. That would be a lifetime project for me.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is so colorful! I do like how the light ( yellow) shines from the center. Hope your back feels better SOON! That is just no fun - and not very helpful either!

Barbara said...

Well, I like your design. Too many triangles for me to attempt, but it’s a great design. Sorry about your back. I hate it when that happens.

Marti said...

I love the black with your other colors, it makes it look like leaded glass. But it does look like all the pieces are small, and like someone else said, that would be years in the making for me too. But it would make a striking quilt.

Lynne Stucke said...

LOVE it!!! Looks like a stained glass window!

seabreezequilts said...

I've snuck in just before I start work. You have really kept up with your 15 minutes. Good luck this week.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

So sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope the stress level goes down so that your health improves. Your quilt design is really pretty. I like the stained glass effect. Maybe you can make the sashing skinnier and the colored fabric bigger to increase the stained glass effect.

Jennifer said...

Hope the nerve calms down soon and you got some rest over the weekend to help with the stress. I like the Wild and Goosey design - and also look forward to seeing what else you come up with! Hope this week is a little better for you at work so that you can do whatever you want in the sewing room!

dq said...

I am sorry to hear that you are in pain. I so hope it passes quickly and that you will have the stamina to deal with it.

Great quilt pattern in the works!

Angie in SoCal said...

Hope it is in remission. My DH had it and it took months to get rid of.

Katie Z. said...

Ooh, I love your plan for your Wild and Goosey blocks. If that plan isn’t quite right, I look forward to the improvements; they’re going to be fabulous!