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Thursday, March 10, 2016


Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the amount of unfinished projects you have?  I swear that my stash is growing without any help from me!

I have at least 24 project boxes, some with the project half completed and others have the fabric, pattern, thread, etc.  in the box and there they sit.  Not mention the Thimbleberries kits that are waiting for me.  Then, there are all the quilt tops that need to be quilted, the quilted tops that need to be bound and the finished quilts that I just haven't gotten around to taking a picture of for my quilt journal!

I have fabric sets that I purchased for a specific project and now I can't find the patterns!  And I ask myself  "What was it that I was going to do with this fabric"  or "Why did I ever purchase this fabric"?

Also, waiting for me are all the quilts that I have designed for "It's a Mystery" or the "Mystery Quilt of the Month".  Not the actual quilts - writing the patterns!  There are quite a few of our customers and friends who keep asking me when they will be available.  Good question!

Am I the only one overwhelmed by my stash?

Thank you!  Leanna Stauffer introduced me to their UFO Challenge!

It's not too late to start.  Just start now and go for 12 months.  You can also do what I do.  If a project isn't finished by the end of the month, it gets put away.  Then when I complete a project early I can go back to it.  Now, I am finishing projects  AND starting and completing new ones.  (After all, EVERYONE needs something new!)

I hope that your stash gets the help it needs this year!

Happy Quilting,


1. Download the chart at their website.
2. Fill in twelve projects that you want to finish this year. You can choose from any of your UFOs. If you have a kit you bought but never opened or fabric you've been holding on to for too long, add using it up to the list. 
3. On the first of each month, we'll randonly draw a number 1--12. That number will correspond with which number project you work on throughout the month. Fill in the description of where you were in the project before you start.
4. At the end of the month, fill in your progress and post pictures for everyone to see using the hashtag #APQResolution.
5. By the end of the year, you'll have 12 finished projects! Or you'll at least have made a significant dent in your stack of UFOs.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Mystery Quilt of the Month

There is still a little time to sign up for the March Mystery Quilt of the Month.  If you have never signed up for a Mystery Quilt of the Month - this is how it works.

You look at the fabric offered and decide if you like it.  Sometimes we have a choice of colorways.  March has two colorways - the Black or the White.  The kit fabric total yardage is between 2 & 2 3/4 yds.  The pattern (do not share or copy) is included in the kit.

You pay for the kit $29.95 knowing that what the quilt looks like is a mystery.  You can ask what size it will be before you sign up. The size listed will include borders which are not part of the kit.  Sign-ups end at close on the 8th of the month.

On the 10th of the month (or shortly thereafter) you come in and pick up your kit.  You also can purchase any borders and binding for the quilt.  If you want the backing out of the featured fabrics, you will have to wait until everyone picks up their kits.
March Mystery Quilt of the Month