What I’m working on…

My goal this week is to tackle some charity quilts.  My goal is one quilt for each of the next five days.  It’s a big task but I think I am up for it.  I have two that are quilted so all I have to do for them is to bind them.  Stop back each day to check it out to see if I make my goal.  Then hopefully Saturday I can package them up and send them out for the families in Lyons, CO.

In the meantime I am still working on spool blocks as a leader and ender.

Spools
Can you believe that in between all my other projects I’ve managed to accumulate 179 spools??  Working on things as a leader and ender really does get more  projects finished in my opinion.

I am also working on my Bonnie Challenge quilt which is my UFO for the month too.  I showed my progress on the blog here on Saturday.  We have  a linky party set up so you can see the progress others are making on their Bonnie Challenge projects.  If you missed it, you can see it here.  Since then, I managed to get two blocks put together.  I am excited about it now and want to go at this project full force.  I do have a bit before I have to do another deadline project so I am pushing hard on it.

blocks

Stop back later today and see if I get a charity quilt done.  I need some help to cheer me to a finish them…Go Me!!

To see what others are working on, check out Patchwork Times.

Today I am grateful for my my brother Jule, his wife Wendy and their entire family.  Sunday we traveled to Minnesota for a baby shower for my niece Jessie.  She’s expecting her fourth baby with a due date of just a month away.  I really appreciate that her and her sisters-along with all their kiddos-are an important part of my life.  It gives me warm fuzzies to see them…I feel loved and respected when I am around them and there’s no greater feeling.

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12 thoughts on “What I’m working on…

  1. Rita in MO.

    Wow Jo!!!! My goal is to finish one charity quilt a week!!!!! Maybe you will inspire me to do more than that. What is your preferred batting? I like Warm and Natural only for a bed quilt, wallhangings, tablerunners, etc. I love Hobbs 80/20 or Legacy 80/20 (which is what I have now) for cuddle quilts. I made your Cabbage, Potato and Ham Soup and it was wonderful!! Thanks for all that you do and share with us. Rita in MO.

  2. pdudgeon

    I’m working on week #2 of a Chippewah 9 patch quilt, making all the 9 patches with various strips. I’m going for a goal of 24 (or more!) nine patches a day, so we’ll see how far i get towards my goal of 240 blocks. Go, Jo, Go!

  3. Nancy Turner

    You go GIRL!!! I know you can do it. Hope you had fun Saturday with your travels with the girls.

  4. Phyllis Limiero

    You can do it and your quilts will be welcomed with joy. Thanks Jo. I am thankful for you today.

  5. Nann

    A quilt a day keeps boredom away!
    The Bonnie-challenge blocks look great….you could incorporate those spool blocks with them.

  6. Diane

    Fingers crossed for you! (Where did they saying come from? It just popped in my head from my youth.)
    You know we need to do a test. Do we really get more accomplished quicker with leader Enders or do we just thnk we do? I am pretty sure I know the answer, but my inquiring mind wants to know for sure. To do the test we would need two people working on the same exact project only working the same amount of time, one with and one without L/E. Hmmmm, I wonder.

  7. pdudgeon

    update: got the first 24 nine patches made for today. After a lunch break i’ll start on the second batch of 24 nine patches. How is your quilting comming along, Jo?

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