Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/13

I am very please with my progress this week and very motivated to keep moving!  Funny how actually stitching the sections makes you want to add 'just one more section' before you quit for the night.

I was able to add 4 more flower sections to the main quilt.  I added the border hexies to 2 more flowers and actually basted 35 border hexies!

 
Each flower section that I added made me fall more in love and get more anxious to see it come together.  I know it will still take me quite some time, but worth every minute I can steal to work on it!

Here is this week's progress tally:

Total Progress Left To Complete
Flowers to Stitch 99 51 48
Border Hexagons ? 147 ?
Borders to Add 99 35 64
Stitch to Quilt 99 8 91

I am linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts!  Thanks Jessica!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count - 2014/12

At least I made some progress this week!  I managed to complete 8 new sections by adding the border hexagons.


And here is my total tally:

Total Progress Left To Complete
Flowers to Stitch 99 51 48
Border Hexagons ? 112 ?
Borders to Add 99 33 66
Stitch to Quilt 99 4 95


 I am linking up with Jessica over at Life Under Quilts!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/11

This week I decided to get organized and really figure out the numbers behind my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  Until now, I have been aimlessly basting and stitching, but now it is time to finalize my plan!

First I counted all my unstitched hexies and determined that I have 48 flowers left to stitch.  Check out all the hexie stacks :)  336 hexagons all stacked so nicely!



I have 26 flowers completed waiting for 3 additional border hexies to be stitched and 21 flowers that already have the 3 additional border hexies stitched.  I have stitched four flowers to the main part of the quilt.  The only outstanding effort, is how many border hexagons....guess I have to work on calculating that one!

Total Progress Left To Complete
Flowers to Stitch 99 51 48
Border Hexagons ? 112 ?
Borders to Add 99 25 74
Stitch to Quilt 99 4 95

This week's effort is included in the numbers above.  I was able to finish 3 flowers and basted 27 border hexies.

 
I also experimented with thimbles (and thanks to everyone who provided me options).  So far I have determined that I have gotten used to two of them - The Clover Protect & Grip and the Clover Natural thimble.  These two are located in the lower left of the picture.
 
 
I can't say I am in love with either....but I am trying really hard!!
 
I am linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts.  Come visit and see everyone's progress and you just may want to join us!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count - 2014/10

I hate it when my real job gets in the way of my progress, but it is a necessary evil!  So I really did not make much progress this week.  I was able to finish three flowers so that is better than no progress at all.


I have tried three different thimbles this week and will try to post my thoughts, likes, and dislikes along with the pictures of the thimbles this week.  I really appreciate the advice I received from everyone.  I am linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts for the Monday Morning Star Count.  Come join the fun!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Morning Star Count 2014/9

I didn't make as much progress as I would have liked, but it was a very busy week.

I finished two flowers and added the border hexagons to four sections.


I plan on stitching more sections to the quilt next week!  I am linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts for the Monday Morning Star Count.