Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just three

When I saw Tracey's Just Three for April challenge, I knew it was high time for me to get going. See, I've been working on commissioned quilts for my nieces. My sister first contacted me last May. But then we moved, three kids are time-consuming, and my old machine was begging to be thrown out the window. Seriously. That thing had a death wish.
Fast forward to October, and I get my mom's much-nicer machine while they're out of the country. One problem solved. After some initial I'm-so-nervous-about-paper-piecing jitters and dry runs that took about three months (along with painting our entire downstairs), I finally got moving in January. Oh, and did I mention these are twin-sized quilts and that there are two of them???
So, here's my Just Three -
#1 - Finish the first #!@& quilt. Like, quilted, bound, finished. Don't get me wrong - I think this quilt is sooo pretty. See? The problem is that it's just taking me forever. And it's taking me so long that I don't want to sew very much because I *have* to finish these before I can do anything else. So I need to finish.
#2 - Start the next #!@& quilt. I'll take any definition of start, including thinking about cutting fabric.
#3 - Finish this little guy's quilt. It was supposed to be a baby quilt, but he turns two in June. Oops. Do you see how excited he is about it? It's time.
So there are my goals for April. How about you? What are you working on these days?

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7 comments:

Kirsten N said...

The quilt is lovely Brynn - I really like the grey in the sashing. I am sure you will get your 3 things done!

Rebecca said...

LOVE that quilt top! Good luck with your April goals!

traceyjay said...

My #1 rule as a quilting mom -- NO OBLIGATIONS! If you don't want to, you don't have to... everything else we do in life is pretty much duty bound, and quilting should be free from that! But I need something to keep me on track, and make me not feel bad that I don't get as much done as I'd like to... thus the goals.
Anyway -- That Central Park quilt is gorgeous... seriously. The little boy -- adorable.

Can't wait to hear your check in!

Tiffany said...

Love your central park quilt! Is this from a pattern or your own creation?

Marika said...

I totally get that feeling that you can't do anything else until you finish something. It's so annoying ! But sometimes, the only thing we need to finish something is another project !

But that quilt it gorgeous and once you'll be done, you'll be so proud :)

amylouwho said...

ooh i need to go check out Tracey's challenge!! you know how i feel about this quilt! *swoon*

Steph Jacobson said...

I didn't finish my son's "baby" quilt until he was 3! And your niece's quilt is beautiful. I'm also finishing up a WIP this month using that same fabric.