Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quilters Accountability 6/2/10 and Spring Finish Recap

Last week's goals:

1. Quilt last border of Charming Log Cabin quilt, bind. Done and finito!  The grid quilting of the border ends and the binding took ALOT longer than I expected.  But I am very pleased with the results and glad I got it done by the deadline.  Now if I could just get a decent picture of it!

2.  Layer and baste Dino Sports 2 quilt, quilt, bind and make a pillowcase.  Nope.  Because of the above, I just got to buy the batting today and will layer it tonight and (hopefully) get it quilted and bound by the end of the week.

3. Add border trim and outer borders of Paisley Crumb quilt, layer to backing, quilt and bind. Nope for the same reasons as the above.  But this one will either get started on the weekend or next week, either way, I am determined to get it done by the end of June. 

Only downside, I didn't get to post something for the Blogger Quilt Festival! No matter, with the deadlines put to bed, now I can spend time each day checking out all the great posts.  Now THAT will be fun!

So, the Spring Finish is finished and I'm pleased that this year I got quite a bit done:

Quilted and Bound:  Stashbuster
                                  Vintage Treasures
                                  Charming Log Cabin

Blocks Made:  5 House blocks for Basics Block Gather
                         15 blocks for Underground Railroad Sampler
                         12 blocks for Pioneer Sampler

O.k. it seemed like a lot more when I was doing it but it's still a lot for a little more than a month's work.  I'd like to thank Bari again for making this forum available, I don't know that I would have stayed on track to meet the deadline without it.  And more importantly, thank you to all the QA gals for the positive reinforcement each week, both your comments and the example you set with your own goals.

Now I can slow it down a bit and start easing toward the summer and some new projects (well, after the last two get done).  As always, you can check back at Bari's and see how everyone else did with their goals this week and get some inspiration for getting your own projects done!


Anonymous said...

Your Charming Log Cabin looks awesome! I can sure see how the grid quilting took longer, but it sure was worth it and looks beautiful with the other quilting textures...I have had the same issues throw off some of my plans in the past....

I didn't post anything for the Blogger's Quilt Festival either. Too much going on right now. Hopefully in a week or two I will have time to sit down and check out the postings also.

I am also so happy that the Quilter's Accountability Challenge helped you with your Spring Finishes. It sure looks to me like you got a bunch done. Having feedback and accountability - just the thought of having to report what you did or didn't get done - sure makes a big difference in MY productivity and I am so glad that you joined us and that it helped!

Way to go!

Also, thanks for the kind comments about my kids and the wedding. Also, if you ever need extra incentive, I would be glad to wave those Twizzlers at you, then snail mail them to you when you hit the goal!


Anonymous said...

Love the scalloped border!

Julianne said...

I love the quilt and the quilting. Sometimes it does take longer than expected but so worth it.

Sandy H said...

Love this quilt...but it's been awhile since you've posted. I miss seeing what you're working on! :-)