Staying on Track

Yep, that’s me . . always on track . . never sidetracked.  I surprise myself that I get anything accomplished because I jump from project to project too much!  I make myself crazy!

This morning I was in the sewing room very early.  My tummy wanted me to bake a pound cake but I won that battle and so far have stayed on the diet.  The things on my “To Do Chart” today were:

1.  Edit two patterns for the new book.  I got those two done but it was a struggle because I wanted to sew.

2.  Bind a quilt.  Got that done.  It’s one for the book.  I know I should bind a second one but I couldn’t make myself do that.  I wanted to sew!

3.  Load one of the book quilts on the longarm.  I was so happy when I found the perfect backing and it was one that I had laid out a few days ago and Speck had been on it so I decided to wash it before using it.  That gave me time to sew.  The backing is in the dryer right now.

4.  Work on this quilt:

I told myself that I had to get at least 5 blocks done before I could start working on this quilt:

But then I remembered that I need to make a block for the next Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue.  I came up with a block design and then I pulled the fabrics to make the block and a table runner.

If you’re wondering if I got those 5 blocks made for the first quilt . . nope!  Got one done!

There are just too many fun things to do and not enough time to get it all done!


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    Linda in NE says

    Pound cake sounds good, but not for the Atkins Diet. My Girlscout cookies got delivered today so needless to say, I AM NOT following the Atkins Diet 🙂

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    I’m feeling the same way. Too many fun things to make. No pressure to finish those UFO’s or start a new one. Must be the gloomy, drizzly atmosphere. That’s what I’m blaming, or else it’s cabin fever. Maybe I just need to get out of the House… but not to go buy. I think the Stash Report has cured me of BUYING new Fabric.

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    Quick question – how do I make up the green Curry sauce for the Thai soup? I really want to make it, but this has me stumped. Thanks from Judy C

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    It’s always so much more fun to do what we want to do, instead of what we should do. Even when what we should do is a great looking quilt. LOL! I love what you are doing with those 1/4 square triangles.

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    Love the black quilt at the top. I’ve pulled brown fabrics from the stash — I thought I didn’t have enough — wrong! No trip needed to the quilt shop on Friday for brown fabrics. Also found seven yards of “I wonder why I ever bought this?” It’s now cut into 7 fabric bags for donation and some scraps were pulled to be cut into strips for strip piecing. All in all, a good day in the sewing room!!!

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    I bounce from project to project too. I think we do it so we don’t get bored. There are so many things I want to do, want to learn, but I’m afraid if I spend time doing these new things, I won’t be able to keep quilting the way I want. How could ANYone ever be bored??

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    pat says

    I love your quilt.

    I love your block you made too are you going to tutorial of the block I hope so.
    I like the colors too.

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    Marla says

    When I was a child, if I ever told my mother I was bored, she would very quickly find something for me to do. So I learned very young that I will never let myself be bored and have always been able to entertain myself. Thus, quilting, reading, knitting etc have always been there for me. I really feel sorry for people who say they are bored.

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    Mel Meister says

    Wow.. the block you did isn’t anything like I thought it would be. I assumed the rows would be done diagonally. Interesting! I love that pattern though, either way it’s done.

    So there’s going to be another McCalls’ book? I’m so mad that I never got the first one. I know there’s a digital version, but I like books to be in my hand. I can’t find it anywhere anymore either. Guess I’d better buy the 2nd one while I can.

    I just procrastinate far too much.

    Speaking of pound cake. I got a terrific recipe for one from a friend the other day. Haven’t made it yet, but it sure is tempting. I collect pound cake recipes. I also collect the pounds, too. LOL!

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    Mel Meister says

    Well, I guess the blocks will still run diagonally, but not the way I pictured it. I thought it would be just HST and quater squares with the rectangle blocks in rows, not one big block like that. The big block is better. (Hey, I rhymed!)

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    Is the new block going to be part of the quilt for an hour a day or something else you are going to tempt us with.. it is looking great.
    I’ve looked for the 100 block book over here in England but haven’t found it yet, it sounds like a great manual.