Thursday, February 28, 2013

Get It Done - February's Review / March's Goals


Check out February Goals:

1.  Sew two more rows on my apple core quilt. There are 22 apple cores in each row. Only 18 more rows to go.
I was able to get 3 rows sewed instead of 2......only 15 rows to go!

2.  Quilt and bind these three tops
YES!!! The first one I finished with a pink stripe binding. This one is going to Margaret's Hope Chest
This next one is going to Ronald's House. It finished at 38 x 38 inches
Another one for Margaret's Hope Chest. This one was bound with a solid pink fabric.
Feels so good to have these three little quilts finished.


3. Do something with this basket, this bag and this box of scraps. A lot of these scraps are left over pieces from backings.
I will probably cut them into charms, 2.5 inch strips and squares, and add some to my collection of strings. There might be a few pieces that might be fat eighths and I will fold those and put them with my fat quarters. I am thinking 6 hours will take care of this mess.

Happy to report that the above basket, bag and box are now empty!
Took more like 11-12 hours and I am glad I spent the time to get it done. In the middle are my  strips for string blocks. Starting at the top are 2.5 in QOV squares, next are some solids that I didn't cut up as I am wanting to make a 16 patch in solids and blacks, not sure if I want squares or bricks for it. Next a bunch of 2.5 inch squares. At the bottom are some baggies of long strips from backings that I didn't cut up as I am thinking I can use them for bindings on scrappy quilts. Next are my charms, then 2.5 in strips and finally some QOV fabric that didn't get cut up. Every pile is put away.
These pieces are 1/8 cuts and larger and were put with my fat quarters.

4. I will spend 4 hours and  make some blocks for Alycia's Block Drive 
This one is done - made 26 blocks...




March's Goals:
1 - make a runner for a dresser...

2 - make 5 more rick rack blocks...

3 - quilt and bind this quilt for Margaret's Hope Chest...

4 - add two more rows to my apple core quilt...


11 comments:

katie z. said...

You were busy! Good work!

WyoPat said...

Wow, your accomplishments are phenomenal!

Harriett said...

Great Job. Nice to have the scraps cut and ready to use.

Diane Wagner said...

You did an awesome job this past month. Lots of great accomplishments. I especially like that you devoted time to organizing your scraps.

Linda said...

Congrats on all you accomplished. Striped binding is so much fun. You give a lot of your time and quilting to charity. God bless you. Sewgratefulquilts.wordpress.com

Dar said...

OMG! You really did a number on your scraps. If it took you 11 hours to do what you showed, I might as well set aside a week! Wish you were here to help me get them done faster. ha ha. Your little quilts are so cute and the apple core quilt is coming along nicely. You were sure productive for Feb.
Nice going.

Denise :) said...

Gracious, your goals always leave me a little breathless! :) Love the apple cores top -- is this machine or hand stitched? I love the way this looks!!! :)

Jill said...

Wow!!! You've been busy, and it was a short month, too! The rick rack blocks are so cute.

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Great job on all your goals. I love the striped binding and the apple cores and the rick rack blocks!!! My scrap boxes scare me - there are so many of them. I keep saying I need to get them organized, but I keep putting it off. Maybe that should be part of my goal for each month - organize one box at a time!

Linda in Calif. said...

Your apple core quilt is stunning. Are you hand piecing? (just curious) So great that you finished 3 rows. Wow. I just can't believe those boxes of scraps! You really changed them into some worth while pieces. I love those rick rack blocks - did you fall in love with them again? Good luck with this months goals.

Teresa in Music City said...

Great job on meeting your goals Dee Dee! I love your apple core quilt - that will be such an accomplishment when you are done! It does take longer than we would think to tame those scraps. I have a basket that I keep in my cutting area full of scraps and I try to cut a few as I go, but they multiply faster than rabbits!!!