Saturday, April 12, 2008

Quilt-a-thon...Getting Things Done

Today is Judy's quilt-a-thon. I've gotten my son off to take the ACT the dishes done, laundry started, and hubby is in tucked in his office finishing taxes. It's time to start! This is what I'd like to get done this weekend:
1. More quilting on the Red and White quilt
2. Finish the gifts for my Pay It Forward friends.
3. Finish the top of the Radio Flyer baby quilt (maybe even get it basted and ready to quilt)
4. Finish the design for Hannah's graduation quilt and maybe get pieces cut for this.
5. Finish the teacup mini-quilt top.
It's an ambitious list...here I go!
I'll post updates every few hours with pics at the end of the weekend. Wish me luck!
Oh, by the way, thanks for the pincushion suggestions. I'm going to try to fix, finish those today too!

Check in #1 11:00 a.m.
Have two of the Pay it Forward gifts 2/3 of the way done. Working on getting the third one that far now. Going to take a break and make some skinny pancakes so that when Jon comes home from the ACT he can celebrate with his favorite breakfast, then back to it!

Check in #2 2:00 p.m.
Amazing how fast the day goes by. Worked on the third Pay it Forward gift and made good progress. No big snags on these yet, knock on wood!!! Made my two teacups into a mini quilt. Thought I'd make a sample before I go any farther with this idea. I think I like it! I'm going to machine quilt it next. It's small so I think my machine can handle it. It is fun to make something for myself! Had a nice brunch, time to do some more dishes, continue the laundry and on to some machine quilting.

Check in #3 5:00 p.m.
Finished the machine quilting of the mini tea cup quilt. Much harder than it should have been. Had to rip out several times. I think I'm satisfied now. Took a break to surf blogs for awhile. Machine quilting stresses me out. It's hard to relax. I'd like to start on the Radio Flyer blocks now. They don't take quite so much concentration!

10 comments:

driftwood said...

good luck with your list!!! I had good intentions of joining you, but the sun shone, so I had to go in the garden instead.

amandajean said...

enjoy your day of quilting!

Liz said...

You go girl!

QuiltedSimple said...

Good luck this weekend - I'll be checking in rooting for you!!!

Kris

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I am a list person myself - yyou have certainly set yourself a busy pace over the weekend - good luck (Sleep is over rated!) Love the Wonky Cabin Tute below!

susan said...

sounds like you have made a big dent in that list of yours! i am dying to see pix of the teacup quilt. i am going to be making one soon for myself too, as i just found a pattern for a stuffed fabric teapot!

Leanne said...

I'm impressed - keep up the good work.

Solveig said...

Wow, what a list! Good luck on finishing your projects.
Thanks for comments on my blog:)

soheartfelt said...

Mind blowing fortitude! I just procrastinated all weeekend.

Jackie said...

Great list! I felt like you were whispering to me every time you made an update! Fantastic!