Jul 20, 2012
What's next? need some motivation or an action plan
2nd plan: pin this one so I can quilt it up and actually display it in the coming month. If it is done then I have binding to do at the quilt meeting. If I am going to pin, then I would pin the ancient Country Thread inspired Row Robin piece as well though quilting it would go lower down on the stack.
This pile, as I have said before, is the first thing I see every morning. It truly needs to be dealt with. 6 are my donation tops, 2 belong to other group members. One I volunteered for and the other, I did not but it still needs to be completed for the kids. Some would be a little faster finishes than others----let's be optimistic and say if I quilt some every day, I could be done in a week and half, maybe??? What good are they doing a child just sitting there? Suck it up and just quilt the darned things. I was on a roll with them before I went back to Illinois in June, got side tracked and never got back on the rails. Just do it, Linda.
If I am so much into what I "feel" like doing, if I could make anything I wanted to make? I would finish up the Prairie Stroll top that I started at the sew-in----also something I could do at Bama Belles on Tuesday. If I am into the throes of quilting, it would be a nice break for a day or so. What else? Finish up the Popsicle Sticks quilt top last seen in February HERE packed up for another day and HERE as blocks in progress. I think it is a going to be a nice bed sized quilt in my favorite colors and I want it on the bed eventually. I also know that the leftovers in the container, some of them at least, will be going into the Farmers' Wife Sampler. BUT I really cannot start taking fabrics out of there until I know, for sure, that they will not be needed in PopStix. (It is a mix of stash and a Me and My Sister Amelia jelly roll that I got with my Christmas money last year and fabric I found on markdown sale at the quilt shop. Some of the selections can be seen HERE ). Any over-cuts can be used for some of the 6 inch blocks that make up the FWS---not all of them but some of the fabrics should go with the Vintage Modern selections I have made.
Okay, have I kicked myself in the butt enough to make me want to get the ball rolling? Maybe but I may need the nudge of quilting friends. You have my permission to nag, LOL. I do well with short term goals so I will say "just for today, I will finish THIS top and pin it. Any time leftover? Finish quilting the one I am almost done with and maybe start another". There, was that so hard?? LOL.
And sew it goes------