Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Author Archives: Pam

I made my first quilted item as a visual aid for a math project in 7th grade. Over the next 25 years quilting was hit or miss, but quilting took over all the other crafts I've done in 2003.

Time Management

I tend to be overly optimistic on how much I can get accomplished in a sewing session. Last week with the New Year’s Day holiday, I thought I could easily get the Lone Star Sweatshirt completed for my friend. Little did I know I wouldn’t have the entire day to sew. And that’s where my time management runs into trouble. I neglect to account for the unexpected.

That in turn turns into UFOs. Either the calendar deadline –birthday, or holiday –or my self imposed deadline passes without me finishing the project and then I’m off to the next project with a deadline. As a result, I have 32 projects in various stages which were started prior to Jan 1st. That doesn’t include the 32 quilt tops that need quilting.

So, in theory, I’m going to work on one project until I get it done — or at least to the next stage — can’t expect miracles.

The lone star is ready for me to turn the edges. Once I get them all turned, I remove the neck band on the store bought sweatshirt, I’ll applique it to the shirt and add a bit of quilting, before putting the neckband back on.


Stash Report

I have no idea how much stash I have, although I do know where it all is. This picture was taken several months ago. There is a bit more on the shelves now. About all I completed was 2 12″ Flying Dutchmen blocks for a block lotto.

So, this weeks report is as follows

Fabric Added This Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards

Fabric Used This Week: 1/2 yard
Fabric Used to Date: 1/2 yard


New to Blogging

Well, this is my first real blogging post. Knowing nothing about blogging, I had previously been searching for a free PDF host site. If found out I can’t host PDFs here. I did find one which was working for my purposes at FreePDFHosting.com.

I love to quilt, although lately it seems it’s been more piecing. At the begining of 2009 I have way to many projects in the works. So I’m going to work on getting them done this year, along with not buying speculation fabric – or even fabric that I’m not ready to use immediately. That doesn’t mean I won’t buy fabric, just that I’ll pay better attention to what and when I buy it.

Eventually, I may get a pretty side bar to list out the top 10 projects I’m working on, or my tops to be quilted, or projects in the works, but for now, here’s a simple accounting of them.

As of 1/1/09:

UFOs/WIP: 33
Tops: 31
PIGS: 16

I guess that’s all for now.


First Post

This is my first post. I’m not certain of what I’m doing, so please bear with me.