Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Short term and Long term Goals

As I mentioned in a previous post, our SBAMQG is kicking off our newly formed Charity committee with an ambitious event: 31 Quilts in 31 Days - not just tops but bound, finished and given away.

Because I'm not very disciplined - I dropped everything and took this opportunity this excuse to ignore my life and dive right in.  Creating my own original design has been nagging me. Rather than following a pattern and whipping out simple quilts in a timely manner, I fiddled day and night to create these: Thumbs Up, Bikes On Point and Tweet Tweet Two

3 for 31

Thumbs Up 50"x64"
Bikes On Point 52"x60"
Tweet Tweet Two 41"x50"
Last night I found the perfect flannel backing for one, an OK idea for piecing the backing of another and came up empty for ideas on the third. I've got to dig the buckets a bit more and am so looking forward to when my fabric is all organized on my new shelves.

Swirl - The Beginning 

It was fun to bring the finished quilt from Sunday's workshop to share at the guild meeting on Monday night.  One of the gals sewed her swirl to the back of a jean jacket which was brilliant.  I'm SO excited to get back to this technique before all of the hints and tips leave my head!

Because I had made a Greek Key log cabin before, this method of taking it up a notch wasn't totally foreign and when I made a mistake and skipped a color, Karin showed me how to insert the missed round - whew, glad there was a fix.
Athena Greek Key Log Cabin Wedding Quilt
Happy to have Swirl done for the Linky Party at Finish It Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts and adding Tweet Tweet Two to the mid-month check in at ALYoF.

Have you seen Julie's new pattern Tunnel Vision? - love, love it.. and details are coming soon for a Mini-Modern Challenge Contest  at Ellison Lane Quilts...So there you have it, my short-term and long-term goals.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.  I'm not on instagram and have a dumb phone but those of you normal people can check what she's been up to with her tiny paper-piecing bits.

Complete: 1 
Swirls-The Beginning 

Progress: 3
Bikes On Point 
Thumbs Up
Tweet Tweet Two

No Progress: 

On the topic of goals and link ups - there are a few days left to post your FALQ2 list at She Can Quilt.  - my 8 are there how about yours?


  1. Loving the gnomes. Soooo cute.

  2. wow what a challenge. the quilts looks pretty cool and original. well done.

  3. Eaack! I love those gnomes! Where did they come from?

    1. The gnomes are a Michael Miller panel with the big ones meant for making a pillow. I bought it a bit ago and hadn't used it yet.

  4. love the gnomes! they will all certainly make their recipients very happy :-)

  5. Everything is wonderful, but just LOVE the gnomes!

  6. Hahahahaha "No Progress: Life."

    Love all the quilts you make!! Good grief, you're productive!

  7. You are an inspiration to design your own quilts when time is short. That just proves it: your brain works WAY faster than mine, as the quilts are very cute (love the little gnomes).

    Elizabeth E.
    P.S. I added you to my BlogLovin' roll--there's two of you up there!

    1. Two of me... how annoying. If anyone knows how to make my evil twin disappear let me know!

  8. Love the gnome quilt. Your other finishes are great too.

  9. Hey! I'm not sure if you're going to Sewing Summit this year, but we're also having a small NorCal retreat and I remember you saying you were interested! Unfortunately it's the same weekend as SS (totally didn't mean for it to work out that way) but I thought I'd let you know! :)


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