Sunday, December 13, 2015

Totally Uselessly Completed

The New Moon on Friday marked our last Totally Useless Stitch a Long post of 2015! Did you post a photo for each New Moon? It doesn't matter if you were late, early or right on time! My ORTs added up fast this time! They are all sewing ORTs this go-round.

I've been a very busy bee since our last New Moon. I finished my king-size quilt. No photos to share yet as it's been mailed off to be quilted. I should get it back around the New Year and you can see it in all it's glory. But here is a photo of the ORTs it created:

Yes. I went through nearly five spools of thread sewing this quilt! This pile fills a gallon size zipper bag.

This is the small bundle of fabric and unused blocks I had left over. One of these bits is an entire row because I can't count past five or six before I get confused!

These are the bonus blocks I sewed while working on my king. I keep something under the needle at all times, continually chain piecing. One day, these bonus blocks will be a whole quilt.

After I finished my king quilt top, I was waiting for fabric to arrive for my next quilt. So I dug out the bits I had waiting to create a Christmas Tree skirt and it went together in no time!

Sadly, I miscalculated the amount of backing fabric needed so I need to either purchase more or find something else. This sits unfinished until I make up my mind. Another of those math/counting past five problems!

Then, the fabric I ordered arrived and I got busy on a new quilt! This one is an Irish Chain.

Lots of sewing, ironing, and cutting, and sewing back together involved in this one but it is a super easy design. My bonus blocks grew fast with so much back and forth:

The stack needs ironing to open them up! Can you say...lazy? lol

Here I sit with four quilt projects...1. king size, 2. tree skirt, 3. Irish chain, 4. bonus blocks...and NOTHING to show that is actually finished! I do feel like I've accomplished loads though so don't feel sorry.

Another Totally Useless Stitch a Long year is done. I've so enjoyed stitching with you these past few years! I will have the sign-up post for next year up soon so continue saving those ORTs!


We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your December TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

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  1. Your tree skirt looks great. Sorry about the fabric snafu! Looking forward to seeing your Irish Chain come to life as you sew the rows together.

  2. Hello. I'm new to TUSAL, but I hope you continue this fun next year.

  3. Love your quilting

    My ort report is up

  4. I posted TUSAL in 2012 and 2013. I will post in 2016. See you later!

  5. Here's my last TUSAL post for the year.

    Your post reminded me of my cross stitch - lots of pieces stitched, not so many finished finishes.

    Hope you're enjoying the season!

  6. The colors in the tree skirt are gorgeous!! Thanks for hosting the TUSAL and I am so happy to hear it will be back for another year! Here are my orts

  7. My last TUSAL it's been fun

  8. Hello! Another year over.....
    My last TUSAL for 2015 is up
    Fireflies & Cats in the Garden Dec ORT Report

    It's great to see your quilting ORT's!! :o)
    I will be back again next year with more ORT's to show - can't wait to see some more of your blocks
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
    Hugs xx

  9. Love the many squares!

  10. my december post:

  11. My post HERE

    Thanks for hosting yet another year of TUSAL and I can't wait until next year!

  12. Here's my post for December.

    I'm definitely in for next year, I love this SAL!

  13. My last TUSAL of the year

  14. Here is my link for the TUSAL:
    Looking forward to next year.
    Your quilting is lovely Sharon.


  15. Beautiful quilt! I always wish for a bit more time to try more quilting, for now I enjoy 2 that were passed down and one my sister in law made for a gift.

  16. My december ORT report

    Till next TUSAL 2016!!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas!!

  17. My ORT Report, though it's the same as last month, buuu.

    Merry Christmas and love the tree skirt, finished or not. :D

  18. just posted my tusal... had it ready in time, but totally forgot to post!

    Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and happy new year!
    Looking forward to continuing with the TUSAL in 2016!

  19. my december post

  20. OH WOW!! You have been busy! Such beautiful toppers! HaVEN'T even started cutting fabric on two quilts I need to do, have not picked up batting for two that need finishing, and haven't stitched a stitch in quite some time....I am put to shame by your beautiful activity!

  21. Not as many toppers as you but they do accumulate so darn fast don't they?

    TUSAL for Dec 2015!

  22. Finely got around and posted my end-of-year TUSAL!!

  23. Vanuit Zweden wensen wij, jullie een heel gelukkig Nieuwjaar en een heel gelukkig en gezond 2016

    Liefs Joke

  24. You are making great progress with all you quilting projects, I hope you had a great Christmas and wonderful New Year, Here is my last Ort report for 2015

  25. I can't count past 5 either. You make me realize I really need to keep something useful under my needle - I always just sew through a scrap so I have nothing to show for it. Hope to join you for the TUSAL in 2016!


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