Thursday, May 14, 2009

You're Only As Busy As You Want To Be

I tend to say "yes" both in my head and to others. I've taken on lots, so I'm busy as a bee around here.
Started making these in my 'free time'...I have a fun idea for them.
I've been making lots of these...it's coming along nicely.
This is part of a gift for my "crunchy granola" niece who is graduating from UT Austin. More kitcheny things to come for her.
No, I wasn't abducted by aliens and forced to drink the thimbleberry koolaid...this is a commission piece. I finished the first 10 of 40 blocks for this. Due date...early June.
I have so many people to thank...for mail, for selvages, for help...I'm getting to it, I really am. Jon's graduation quilt...9 days to finish that. 951 posts on my reader. Maybe after graduation.
Is summer almost here?

41 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh there is that vintage fabric of yours I love. Nice quilt too. It will be great and she'll love it.

Valerie said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for showing us. I would say you are a busy woman!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Wow Jacquie - you have been super productive lately!Can't wait to see what you do with the "free time" blocks. Your selvedge blocks are gorgeous.

Jackie said...

I really don't think that you sleep. Everything that you do is just absolutely stunning. You better get working on that quilt though the deadline is coming fast! Love it!!

Lisa said...

I'm with Jackie- do you sleep? LOL!

Yesterday I used some of the aqua/teal Flea Market Fancy you sent. I was making a color wheel for a baby quilt and it was PERFECT in it. Thank you so much!

shellysquilts said...

Nice work as usual. And your selvage blocks very, very cute. I'm sure the quilt they show up in will be something to see. Happy quilting!

Cheryl said...

Ha! I laughed out loud at the "forced to drink the Thimbleberry Kool-Aid" line! Hilarious! I'm about as anti-thimbleberry as they come.

Alissa said...

I don't know how you do it all... I really don't. Continually impressive.

Needled Mom said...

Busy, busy is right. All of your projects sound and look great.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I know you must sleep quilt, kidda like sleep walking but you get beautiful results!!!

MightyMom said...

well you can skip all my posts and hit them later...like next year.

cool stuff you're doing. and that "yes" word has gotten me in more trouble!! tis why my todo list is sooo much longer than my todone list...no matter how many things I finish!

Amber said...

Just beautiful as always - that commissioned quilt is going to be beautiful!
And I love the selvedge blocks..and the pot holders...and the new quilt design. Hope you get caught up - I hate that feeling!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It's all beautiful! I will send a little extra energy over from my kiddos - they have plenty to spare :)

Karen said...

Holy Cow!!! You're sooo busy, you're makin' me dizzy;) Maybe I should write a song...lol... It's all looking great!

bonnie said...

you are amazing. you get so much done. i need some of your energy. your pot holders are cute. they would be great for my daughter. i might have to try them. your work is beautiful.

audreypawdrey said...

The selvedge blocks are wonderful! Everything really is looking so pretty. I am desperately awaiting summer when I can get things done. Only two weeks left!

Bekhy said...

You go girl! I can hardly wait to see what you do with the white blocks framed with the scraps. I just made some sewing machine covers with selvages and it was kind of a bear to quilt! I was using free motion meandering and the hopping foot would get caught on the lips of the selvages and make a fold sometimes. I will be interested in seeing how you quilt your selvage spider web quilt. I am getting a lot done thanks to your Spring to finish challenge for May. I think I'm going to be ready for a rest after this month though :)

upstateLisa said...

Jacquie, you have been a busy bee! Love ALL your projects! and my reader probably has almost as many posts! YIKES! have a good weekend!

The Calico Cat said...

I've mentioned it before, but I like where you are going with thise top blocks...

amandajean said...

good luck with all of that! :)

Millie said...

You are a busy girl, but I am so gald ...you inspire all of us to sew more quilts. Love the selvedge spiderweb quilt and the red blocks are gorgeeous. So may great ideas. Good luck on your son's graduation quilt!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Hmm... potholders with that fabric. Wonderful with the grey.
Keep it up.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Cute! I made some potholders for the first time last Christmas. Wasn't it fun? I also live in Austin, but i'm not crunchy granola.

Hey, check out the monster stuffed toy i've got on my blog today! It might make you smile!

GloJoeSews said...

I really love the charm pack frame around the white fabric. I'm so curious to know that your idea for it will be!

Jo said...

Wow! you are a bit of a superwoman with all that on the go! I am amazed. Good luck getting the graduation quilt finished - sewing vibes are being sent your way.

Sheree said...

You are busy, as always. Just stopping by to see what loveliness you have created.

Enjoy your son's graduation and all your other projects!

Sheree

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

I totally love those pot holders you made! Did you use a tutorial/pattern? I would totally love to make some for some friends of mine too. I especially think the grommet idea is awesome. I just have problems with binding. I tried to make some coasters with the same sort of idea but the binding got messed up. Way to go and you're almost there!

Anna

henny said...

You're such amazing lady and very productive, Jacquie! Maybe I should wait till my kids big to be like you..:)
really hard to find free time for quilting when 3 little heads always surround you. The only time I have is when they're sleeping, but I also near to "collapse" at that moment ,LOL! Thanks for always sharing your works:)

Beth said...

Your progress on these is amazing -- a commission spiderweb quilt?? You are one brave lady!

Trisha said...

Love all your WIPs. Selvages...so do you just keep the sections that have the dots or the name of the fabric?

Lee-Anne Gilbert said...

So good to see you back in the thick of things Jacquie... sometimes life can just hit us for six... love your perfect piecing!! Lx

L. Jane E. said...

Holy Cow girl! What a life. But boy do you make some beautiful things.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

WOW...you always blow me away with what you produce..

angelabe said...

Ciao. Volevo dirti che il tuo blog mi รจ piaciuto molto.

KateKwiltz said...

Pretty impressive! Love them all!

em's scrapbag said...

You do wonderful work. Can't wait to see what your little quilty things become. I think Spring is one of the busiest times of the year. Don't wear yourself out.

comfortstitching said...

Cant't you ever make something just a little bit rubbish...just to you know...make us feel better??!

RAE said...

I love reading your blog and seeing your wips and completed pieces. I almost always jump up after I read and go sew!

sewtakeahike said...

I love those fabrics in your "free time" project Jacquie! Anything with a retro vibe is sooooooo up my alley at the moment! I hope things are going good for you!

nicolette said...

Love your ‘free time’ blocks!!

Summer is only 34 days away!

Rebekah said...

those potholders are beautiful! Your straight line/parallel quilting always amazes me!