Thursday, January 31, 2013

My list for February

Texas Braid
     The picture you see at left is my Texas Chain quilt, which will be finished the next time you see it!
       I started this in October, 2010, and Michele finished the quilting last fall. I WILL bet it bound and labeled in the next month. Why did I drop the ball when I was so close to the end? I'll never understand that!
     Anyway, that's No. 1 on my list for February. But let's look back at January first. I listed four things: 1. Quilt the Carpenter's Star from Judy's feather lessons last year. Fail
2. Finish Christmas Diamonds top, piece backing and send to Michele to quilt. 1/2 done. (I was worried about the size and afraid I couldn't get it to her requirements. She told me 120x120 for the batting would be fine, so I'll go ahead with it.)
3. Make blocks for January Block Lotto. Check! Posted here.
4. Begin cutting scraps with my new Accuquilt Go! Check! (I cut a huge amount of fabric, but it doesn't look like I've made much headway. Another goal to make, hum?)
     So January wasn't too great. I need to do better in February. I also need to be realistic about what I can get accomplished. It's not like I don't have a lot of UFOs sitting around to choose from. Some are almost done, for goodness sake!
     With that in mind, here's what I need to get finished in February:
1. Assemble backing for Christmas Diamonds and get it to Michele.
2. Bind and label the Texas Chain quilt.
3. Finish the blue socks that have been hanging around forever.
4. Layer Sophie's Butterfly Challenge and quilt it.
5. Block Lotto blocks (maybe). I'm not too wild about this month's pattern and I want to see some before I decide to make them.
    A list of five rather than four doesn't look like reality, but the first two  shouldn't take more than a couple days. Am I losing touch with reality? I guess we'll see.
     To be continued. . .
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  1. Your Texas Braid is pretty. Good luck with your list.

  2. I am picking goals that are easy to tackle and saving the harder things for later in the year, or maybe in 2014! Your scrappy braid quilt is neat.

  3. Don't beat yourself up too badly. . . from the sound of it you got quite a bit done. Keep up the good work.

  4. Oh I think you did plenty in Jan. I really do like those Block Lotto Blocks. I laughed when I read "fail" that is just too funny. The Texas braid is so pretty, you'll be so glad when it's finished. I know, sometimes I just quit a quilt and I don't know why either.

  5. Texas braid is a beauty! It is odd that nearly done projects get pushed aside sometimes. I think your goals look totally doable for February.

  6. oh that is pretty! I have a UFO that I started 30 yrs ago. one of these days.....

  7. Pretty Texas Braid! Hope you enjoy working on your goals this month!