Creative Playlist

When you’re working on a quilt (or whatever), are you in silence? Do you just hear the hum of your machine as you stitch along?  Or do you have something on in the background, either the TV or music?

I usually have music playing.  I’ve tried with the TV on but I get distracted because I usually end up paying more attention to the screen than my machine (and out comes the seam ripper).  If you ever see me at a retreat, at some point in the day I’ll have headphones on.  I’ve been told this can come across as rude but I’m not trying to be rude!  I just get in a groove and become more productive…and I just love music.

My iPod has….well, to be honest, WAY to many songs so I’ve started a Spotify playlist to listen to while I work and I want to share it with you!  I’m going to add 10 new songs every Friday.  You can follow my Spotify playlist by clicking here or you can search Spotify for “girlxfabric” and follow from there.

Do you have your own playlist that you listen to? Any song recommendations?  I always love discovering new music so send your recommendations to me using the Contact page or let me know in the comments below!

Reindeer Beats


KQG Mystery Quilt Pt 3. (+ FREE PRINTABLE)

The final installment of the Kanata Mystery Quilt was provided at the February meeting so now it’s time to finish!  All my blocks are pieced and ready to be sewn together.


The “mystery block” is called Cat Nip and the quilt pattern is The Cat’s Meow.  I’ve never seen it prior to this although some ladies who participated had previously seen the pattern.  In all honesty, I’m not sure I would have done this if I’d seen the pattern beforehand but I guess that’s the point of a mystery quilt!

All the completed quilts are to be shown at the Kanata Quilt Guild June meeting so for now, this quilt is being put on the shelf because I have so many other projects that need to get done before.  I have a couple baby quilts that need to get finished before March/April.  I have one top done already and can’t wait to show the finished quilt.  It might be one of my favourites (I know I say that about most of my quilts but…shouldn’t it be that way?) so stay tuned for that post.

Speaking of plenty on the go, how do you keep track of your on-the-go projects?  I recently started using a project tracker in my Quilter’s Planner Mini and it’s a game changer.  I can see at a glance what I have on the go, at what stage of the process and other useful information.  Because it’s been so useful for me, I’ve decided to make my own and share it with you!  You can find a free printable project tracker below.  Feel free to print as many copies as you like/need and share it with your friends as it is for personal use (please don’t try and sell it).

Click here to download girlxfabric’s Projects at a Glance.