Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Quick Update

At least it's planned to be quick, LOL.

It's less than two weeks until the big anniversary party. I'm quilting like crazy on the album quilt, hoping to finish it by the end of the weekend, which will leave me next week to clean and organize before family comes the following weekend. From the sound of it, little time will actually be spent at our house, though we could be gathering here for lunch some of the days, so I'm mulling over the "have to do" and the "want to do" lists and prioritizing in my head. I'll be writing everything down over the course of the week so I have a clear plan by the time I'm ready to start.

I'm doing the same with my quilting...coming up with a list of things to work on once the family events are over. While I do want to plan and begin to execute a quilt of blocks like the ones I just finished (though in a variety of colors, not all one color) I'm more interested in finishing up some UFOs. I did a lot of prepwork on projects a few months back and now I'm going to concentrate on them. I'm going to also pick the next hoop quilt since the flower one is nearly finished.

Here are all of the toppers, laid out quilt style in my yard. This inspired me to make more of them, in various colors and with a nice border. I can't believe after making 16 of these blocks I'm ready to make more. I used to be intimidated by applique and it seemed like applique projects took absolutely forever to do. With this project along with a few others in the past couple of years I've gotten over it and find I feel more daunted by piecing projects, in spite of the much speedier results.

This week, while I quilt like a mad woman, my house is suffering. I thought about making a detailed list and combining quilting and cleaning for the next two weeks, but I really want this quilt to be finished. It will be much easier for me to concentrate on the cleaning tasks once the quilt is finished, I do NOT want to come home from this party with work still to do on it.

I'd better get to it. My horribly sore finger won't be happy, but with each pull of the needle I get more excited to get this finished!

Happy Quilting!


Teresa said...

Looks great! I can see why your are anxious to have it completed.

Angela said...

Ssuper duper job. These are such amazing gifts of love for your family!!

Anne Ida said...

Oh, wow! Wonderful!

Barb on cape cod said...

Really beautiful!! i bet you will be glad to be done though! Barb from Ocean Waves quilts

Marilyn R said...

Wow! The table toppers look fantastic! Way to go!