Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Keeping On Track

My word for the year is Selective.  I am making an effort to be selective with my time so I can see quilting accomplishments at the end of 2014.
I first determined that making a monthly list and then subdividing it into a weekly goal list could perhaps keep me on track.
So I have lists........
As a general rule my list is more productive than this, but than again one never knows.
Last week was very productive, marking off every item on the list but one.  Yes. there were more than one on the list.

I worked on finishing my four blocks for ALYoF and cut out the alternating blocks.  You can read about it here.

I also did some more cutting on my Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt.

And then Thursday of last week I had a very fun day with members of my quilting guild as we spent the afternoon and the early part of the evening making Charity Quilts for a local shelter.
A large amount of fabric had been donated to our guild for the purpose of making charity quilts and kits had been precut so when we arrived everyone was able to get right to work.  Did I remember to take pictures?  I hang my head in shame as I say noooo.  So all I can do is show you what I am working on.
One of the fabrics was this piece.

I determined that I could cut into the blue fabric and have a 10" strip with the teddy bears in the middle, between the strips will be rows of these Disappearing Pinwheel blocks.  I drew up a layout....
And here is the Pinwheel Block...

So hopefully it will turn out okay.
We are trying to keep the quilts about 40"x60" so a pieced backing will not be necessary.

Yesterday, being Monday I started the block for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  The button is on my sidebar.  I will show it on Saturday when I link up to the challenge.  Monday was a busy day with three students but today was a day off so I have been able to mark more off my list.  So hopefully today's journey will end with even more accomplished.  I am linking up today with Let's Bee Social...see you there.  You can find it on my side bar.
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  1. Love your teddy in progress quilt,good luck with your goals this year!

  2. It looks like it will be a really cute quilt! I like that block, and the size is great for a quilt!

  3. Very pretty block, I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

  4. That teddy bear fabric would have me in fear of ruining it by cutting. But I love the way it looks in those Disappearing Pinwheel blocks! He's peaking! Ha, ha! SELECTIVE is an awesome word, Sherry! Making a list of goals is a wonderful idea and I am going to ENCOURAGE you to stick to it!

  5. I think it's going to be darling!

  6. That teddy bear fabric is gorgeous and the maroon goes so well with it. You sound so very organised!

  7. 3 John 2 for you this year! PLUS JOY!!!!!!!! Hugs. Angel

  8. sounds like you are getting things done-being selective is a good idea-I started thinking that way this year too

  9. As my health is getting better, I am just trying to play catch-up. Hope to see you soon. Thanks again for your prayers.

  10. Congratulations on your successfully completed list from last week! Your quilt is going to be so cute in that fabric.

  11. I love the idea of being so organised but often fail on it. I've decided to keep a craft diary/notebook with goals/finishes too. New year/ new start!