Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Quilters Accountability 11/17/10

 A productive and not so productive week this week.  As expected the weekend was a bust for quilting since I had things to do and places (a quilt show) to go to.  I should have had pictures for that but while I did remember my camera (for once), I forgot that I took the memory card out to transfer files between computers!

And the quilting on the Amish Doll quilt has started off just like the applique did -- more challenging than expected and therefore very slow going and not finished.  On the other hand, I am on track with the prep of my Double Wedding Ring centers and those should be ready for travel next week (is it Thanksgiving already?!?!?).

Last Week's Goals:
  1. (Finally) Start and finish the quilting on the Amish Doll Quilt.  Did get a little done but it's still (slowly) ongoing.
  2. Make one block for the Sage Sampler.  Nope was too focused on the DWR work.
  3. When the fabric comes, make the "Blue & White" Doll quilt top. Nope, because the fabric hasn't come yet.
  4. Do machine applique of DWR blocks in prep for Thanksgiving trip.  Yes, only have the last two rows left to applique and trim.
The pattern, the layout for the fabrics for my centers, what's been appliqued and/or cut so far.
An example of the (machine) appliqued centers and the remaining two rows to do.  And boy do I need a new ironing board cover!

This Week's Goals:
  1. Continue to work on the quilting on the Amish Doll Quilt.  (I've learned my lesson, no more promises for a finish until it's finished!)
  2. Make one block for the Sage Sampler. 
  3. When the fabric comes, make the "Blue & White" Doll quilt top.
  4. Finish the machine applique of DWR block centers in prep for Thanksgiving trip.  
I've got an extra bit of volunteering to do this week:  in addition to working in the library, I am helping out with Picture Day on Friday.  Since it is only two grades (6 & 7th, the 8th grade graduates took their pictures last week), I am hoping it will only be for a couple of hours.  I've worked Picture Day in the past at the elementary school when we had to do grades K-5.  That was an all day job so this should be much, much quicker.

Now that I'm done reporting, I'm headed over to Bari's to see what everyone else got done this week!


Tamera said...

This time of year can become SO busy. I hope you get to work on the things you want to work on.

Scrappy quilter said...

Great job on getting done what you have. I agree, this time of the year can be extra busy. Looking forward to seeing what you get done this week.

Anonymous said...

Quilts can be so think they are going to be quick and easy and they lay waste to your best plans! LOL. It will get done quickly though, and I can't wait to see it.

As far as getting things done, I think the prep on the DWR is one of the most important things this time of year....with traveling and family it is nice to have something you can do by hand while chatting or riding in a car.

Can't wait to see what is up next week!


Julianne said...

Things do get so busy this time of year. You know sometimes quilting just takes longer than we think it will.

Alycia said...

I think you are doing good - and still volunteering to do picture day - whoa - you are crazy *grin*

Have fun!