Millstone Mondays – Week 4


~Week 4~

Just a few more days till the New Year begins and I just want to thank everyone who has visited The Sassy Quilter and made my year the best one yet!

I am enjoying some time off between the holidays to wrap up some projects before 2014. Here is whats on my design wall right now…


These were leftover HST’s from a chevron quilt(below) that I made earlier this year. You can see in the pic above I have several quilt tops hanging around my sewing room that seriously need to be quilted…2014 for those. I will be happy if I can at least finish up these quilt tops for now!


Here is another I finished up….my Virtual Quilting Bee quilt top! Finally got those borders on there.


To wrap up the year and the Millstone Mondays giveaway series we have a 50wt., 10 piece set from Aurifil and a charm pack from Millstone Quilts.

Congratualtions to QuiltinGram, last weeks winner!


Lario by 3 Sisters charm pack and Aurifil thread collection Autumn by Sheena Norquay.

How to enter:

Just leave a comment…..tell me something quilty you would like to accomplish in the New Year!

Mine….a serious fabric diet!!! I want to really use up some of this fabric before buying new(yeah, yeah…I know we have all said this one, but I mean it!, for real:) )

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Contest ends Sunday@12pm and is open internationally.

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  1. Ah I really can’t wait to get the holidays and New Year celebrations behind us to just get back into my sewing room to quilt – at this stage absolutely ANYTHING. I’ve just received Homestyle Quilts by Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker, so it will probably be something from this lovely book. All the best for 2014 to you and your family.

  2. Happy Quilty New Year! I am really looking forward to seeing your KONA project. We are sharing the same big reveal date! Your HST and Triangle quilt tops are sweet! Good luck on your fabric diet, Paula!

  3. Somehow I always end up with a bunch of BOM blocks that need to be turned into quilts in December, and then the holidays happen. So this year I would like to get those quilts assembled BEFORE spring!

  4. I would love to just finish something – anything!

  5. Melissa Greenfield says:

    Find great deals on fabric,build my stash and quilt on! Thank you Paula, your blog is a big help!

  6. All of your quilts are beautiful and the fabrics you’ve used are lovely! I’m recovering from an injury that has kept me out of the sewing room since October. I can’t wait to finish the eye spy quilt for my grandnephew (just have to baste and quilt it), and finish an improv log cabin that I’m working on.

  7. Love your projects! In 2014, I want to focus on learning new skills and getting out of my comfort zone. :-)

  8. ohhhhh, I love the one on your wall! Very cool! My plan is simple – no new projects until the ones on my list are finished. I have lots of stuff in place for those projects so I should just do them right??

    (If I should happen to win, feel free to pass it along to a second winner. Can’t add to the pile! :) )

  9. Fabricfast for me as well! But my goal is to figure out a work schedule that works for me and my family’s schedule :)

  10. Your Virtual Quilting Bee top turned out just gorgeous!! I love it!
    As for what i would like to accomplish in the new year…i definitely need to quilt some of the thousands of quilt tops i have laying around!!

  11. Cheryl Watson says:

    I want to learn new techniques and quilt with more people. So I’ve joined a few quilt alongs and BOMs and one bee to expand my horizons. Hopefully, this will also keep me on track and finish all those projects this year.

  12. Make a Christmas quilt for each of my immediate family members……..I’ve been “collecting” the fabric for years!

  13. M.Elena Ramirez says:

    Thank you for your gifts. I would love to be able to make many many quilts in the new year. My plan is to quilt every day. Have a wonderful 2014. Txs.

  14. Fabric fast? No way! :-)

    Love the charm pack; and of course I really NEED those aurifil threads! ;-)

  15. Alice Ronne says:

    I am going on a much-needed fabric diet also. My change in taste(think juvenile prints bought when my plans to make quilts for my little ones (who have grown in to awesome young adults!) were at the top of my list and the desire to volunteer will be the drive to make quilt donations for our local hospital and hospice care organization.

  16. Cynthia Knapp says:

    My plan for the first quarter of the year is to finish my daughter’s quilt.

  17. A challenge to myself to use my stash without buying new fabric. At least for 3 months. I know it’s impractical to believe I can go all year long without any new fabric purchases. A girl has to have a little spice in her life now and then, eh?

  18. One of my goal is make several Dear Jane blocks,quilting ( I`m handquilter), at least one of my tops and doing little projects. and of course learn more about quilting.

    Have a fabulous New Year!!

  19. I need to finish quilting 5 or 6 tops I have completed so I can start some new projects.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

  20. Suzanne McFadden says:

    Uh, the log cabin quilt I promised my parents for their 50th birthday – 3 years ago! Heavy sigh . . . . :)

  21. My main goal for 2014 is to set my fear in the corner, and leave it there – lol, and start quilting all the beautiful tops I have made and get them finished! I keep telling myself everyone starts somewhere and if they can do it, so can I!

  22. I seriously need to learn not to start new projects before others are finished… Oops, did it again!!!
    I wish you a happy New Year too!

  23. I want to make zippy pouches next year. Zippers will be a new skill for me.

  24. I hope to complete one ufo for every new project I start. This will take real discipline. Happy New Year.

  25. I’m not buying any fabric until my birthday!!! I want to make a ‘retro flowers’ quilt from my stash!

  26. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I’m like you and probably all quilters out there. I have a lot of tops to quilt and finish. I also want to use of a lot of my fabrics. Here’s to us and our old and new projects!

  27. Mission: get all tops basted. Maybe then I will be more likely to pick up and quilt..and make 2 of the same block each month so in dec I have a few samplers ready to go!

  28. I should say a fabric diet, but I know myself better so I will say I should be pickier about what I buy. And I want to finish a quilt i have had in my pile for over 2 years. It is definitely time to decide on what to do with the back.

  29. My New Years resolution is to reduce my scrap piles. I have maybe 10 big boxes of blocks and strips (banker’s boxes) that are taking up too much space in the family room, even when stacked up to the ceiling. So I need to make a serious effort to turn these into charity quilts. I’ve started over this vacation, turning 2.0″, 2.5″, 3.0″, 3.5″ strips into LONG pieces for 1600 quitls on steroids (where you use a jelly roll). The mixing of the strip sizes gives a nice look to the quilt tops. My goal – 50 quilt tops for my local hospice organization in 2014 (I just gave them 100 completed lap quilts between Sept and December this past year).

  30. Quilting Tangent says:

    Learn to quilt my 1st top.

  31. I really want to stop being a big baby and lean to piece so curves! I have never tryed but would really love to make a pop flower quilt!
    Thanks for the chance!
    xo, Jessica


  33. You are such a busy bee! I have four quilts on my mental list for 2014. Happy New Year! :)

  34. QuiltinGram says:

    I am like you…want to deal with UFO’s and create from my stash. Just need to put sewing area back together (had to move some of it for holiday quests) and get at it!

  35. I hope to reduce the number of wips around here. I could probably sew all year on just projects I have started. We shall see how far I get! Have a fun new year!!

  36. Love your VQB top! Love the print sashing, too. Great finish and thanks for the giveaway!. My goal would be to finish my VQB quilt (I don’t even have the top together yet). Oops!

  37. Bethany Martini says:

    I want to make a king size quilt for my parents! Wish you a Happy New Year!

  38. I have a quilt top that I’m working on — I’m only about 3% done with the squares. I want to finish the squares by the end of April…..

  39. Gidget Shenefield says:

    Clean out my sewing room and then use jelly rolls to make another big star quilt for myself.

  40. I have 3 quilts & 3 wall hangings that are WIP that I will finally finish. They will be 2014 Christmas Gifts, and they will get done early. Not going play that catch-up game in 2014. And then I will be getting ready to move my sewing room upstairs to the bigger spare room. But first I have to sell the bedroom set that is up there, :) Oh and lastly, I need to tackle my stash also. Preferably before the big move. And thanks for the chance to win some fabulous stuff

  41. In 2014 I plan on finishing my very first quilt. I’ve always wanted one and finally decided to just make one.

  42. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I want to finish Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt!! I have a habit of getting stuck and not finishing a project. I am determined to finish this…Plus I want to get better at machine quilting. Thank you for sharing your quilts!! They are awesome..

  43. Kathy Davis says:

    I plan on making a quilt for the local Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser again this year. Thanks, Kathy

  44. I am going to finish the Christmas quilt and tree skirt before next Christmas.

  45. jorobexeter says:

    I’d love to finish some of the quilts I seem to have started of the the last 3 weeks!

  46. I have an oversized queen that I hoped to finish for Christmas. It’s tops on my list for 2014.

  47. First I want to finish a Christmas Wall hanging, which I didn’t get done, so its ready for next year. Then on to all the other UFOs, before I start anything new.

  48. planning on making all my married grands a quilt

  49. I’d like to try free motion wuilting and paper piecing in the next year. I’d also like to finish the first quilt I ever started, I have only made one other quilt though, so it hasn’t really been waiting long.

  50. I would like to accomplish, or at least start, a Quilt of Valor for my son-in-law in 2014. I’m looking for suitable patterns. I have a centerpiece to start with and have to figure out how to work around that. I’ve been gathering ideas, so if I can at least start piecing it, I would be happy!!

  51. I’d like to make TWO quilts that I have the material and patterns for… that would lighten my stash up, too!

  52. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I plan to learn how to machine applique next year. I’ll also continue finishing quilt tops from my big pile of tops waiting for quilting & binding. Thanks.

  53. I would really like to make a Cathedral Window quilt this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  54. I want to finish more quilts and make some clothes.

  55. I want to use up all my scraps. Well, most of them.

  56. I want to make a t-shirt quilt for my sister-in-law :)

  57. I would really like to work on my FMQing! Can’t wait to get started on my Polaroid Quilt too!

  58. Ohhhh I have a long list, but a Swoon quilt is definitely on it

  59. I just made a blog post with my sewing goals for 2014, but one that I forgot to put on there is to make my first log cabin blogs – I want to make a large placemat sized project, using mini cabins – to go under my new tea pot in the kitchen. Happy New Year!

  60. I’m going to go totally against the flow and announce that I plan to buy more fabric in 2014! ;) I’ve never been able to afford much designer quality fabric until now, but I recently opened an Etsy shop and I’m starting to make a profit. All this fabric fasting going on in blogland must mean more for me, right? Ah well, I will still have to be plenty conservative I’m sure. First up – new quilts for my twin boys to use when they make the switch to toddler beds!

  61. Kelly Williams says:

    I am a fairly new quilter and I would like to finally finish the quilt that I have started. I have plans for many more to come.

  62. Lisa Marie says:

    I have made and gifted many, many table runners. Now I have a new sofa table and I want to make a bunch of seasonal table runners to use in my own house.

  63. I have a big list of quilty items to get done, but one the top of the list is 4 quilts made from shirts. A friend recently passed away, suddenly and I’m making quilts for his wife, 2 daughters and unborn child. Something to keep the warm and to remember him.

  64. I would love to improve my free motions skills, especially feathers. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, and I wish you well with your fabric diet! You’ve certainly done a beautiful job of using your HST’s!

  65. I have three quilt tops that I would like to actually get quilted and bound this year. I have been putting them off in favor of smaller projects.

  66. No new fabric purchases until I have sewn all the already cut and ready to go projects then I can buy fabric, I figure it will be June or July. But by then I will be very choosy about what I buy and what it is for. Happy New Year and thank you.

  67. I have 2 quilts I need to finish and a crocheted blanket UFO. I want to avoid starting new projects until I get some of the older ones finished.

  68. I have many “quilty” things I would like to accomplish in 2014 but the one I want to do the most is a quilt for my own bed. I have made many but none for my bed.

  69. I would like to enter one of my upcoming quilts into a quilt festival. I just have to work up the courage. ;)

  70. Lori Morton says:

    I want to conquer learning to FMQ on my sewing machine! I am such a chicken…lol Also…have made a promise to buy noooo more fabric…until I get some of my piles “sewn thru” …meaning use what I have…. ( BUT..if I win things..well then….) he he he

  71. I am a newbie quilter. My first quilt is partially quilted. I really want to finish it.

  72. As a new quilter I have only made small projects like mug rugs and small wall hangings. I WILL make my first throw size quilt next year. Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!!

  73. Dana Cargill says:

    Just moved into a new home & I have a sewing room!! Getting it organized is at the top of my list.

  74. This year I have almost not been sewing at all. So my hope for the new year is that I will get back to sewing, don’t know what yet. But I have the kit for a Christmas table runner, maybe I should start there!

  75. I would like to learn to do FMQ well. I am quite new to quilting and it still worries me a lot. Thank you for a fun giveaway. Happy New Year. xx

  76. Terri van Gulik says:

    I’m pretty good at finishing up my projects, but I would like to get my stash sorted. And I really need to sort my scraps. I have a big bin full of batting and fabric scraps that needs sorting. Happy New Year.

  77. I have 4 finished quilt tops I need to get finished! I also plan to do a lot more quilting in 2014. Looking forward to the New Year.

  78. I have two big projects lined up for the New Year: one will be a quilt for my niece who is graduating from Nursing in the spring; and the other is a quilt for my neighbour who will be turning 80 in the spring!!

  79. I need to make myself a schedule and stick to it! Make a list of UFOs and WIPs. And plans.
    lin3841 at gmail dot com

  80. I’m looking forward to learning to do FMQ better.

  81. I would like to learn to do free motion quilting better. I made a few mug rugs for Christmas presents and I think maybe I’ll make a lot more to give me more practice at it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  82. Marsha Jean says:

    Get better at quilting my own quilts, then turn all those quilt tops into actual quilts!

  83. Connie Cain says:

    I am striving to get more than one quilt finished in 2014! Happy New Year!

  84. I would love to complete 3 quilts and learn FMQ!

  85. I would love to finish my two major projects that have taken me a couple of years to get to the quilting stage. I mostly hand quilt so this will be my big challenge for the first half of the year. One is my William Morris quilt and the other my Jane Austen Bonnet quilt . Thanks for your inspiring blog :)

  86. I am working on Binding and those pesky corners. I want to learn the curve one too.. Also playing with FMQ, practicing.

  87. I am hoping to finish all my UFOs this year. There are some new projects I want to start, but I want to finish at least two UFOs before I start a new project.

  88. I would love to get organized enough to finish some UFOs. I keep getting distracted by new fabrics and patterns.

  89. Wendi Lauren Dickherber says:

    I want to make a quilt for each of my four children

  90. I’d like to start a journal where I track my creative process.

  91. Melissa Quinn says:

    I would love to do a baby quilt for my cousin due in may. May is so far away but I am so busy with 2 littles running around. Fingers crossed.

  92. Happy New Year! You are very ambitious! I am working on the “Groove” quilt right now. I would like to at least get it finished this year :) that is my goal :)

  93. Happy New Year! I will make a list of quilts I am working on and see if I can finish some this year. I have 2 unfinished BOM quilts from Amy Gibson and will start this year too. Just like to make one block each month! Thanks for the chance!

  94. Happy 2014! During the new year, I’d really like to finish up a few UFOs. Wonder how many new ones that I’ll have this time next year in 2015!? :-D

  95. I’d like to finally finish the baby quilt I began 5 years ago! Good grief! :o)

  96. I’m like you. I really would like to use up a “LOT” of my fabric I have. And, I would like to finally do a quilt for myself. Seems like I’m always doing something for someone else “my choice”, but would really love a quilt for me. Have a great day!!!

  97. I want to perfect my accuracy skills:)

  98. I used to just buy what I needed for a certain project. Then I discovered online fabric stores… Now I have quite a stash. So I want to try some more challenging quilts and start to use it.