The Deadline Approaches: Texas Tumbleweed

Wednesday I told you that I was hurrying along with my UFO Texas Tumbleweed and was trying to hurry the quilt along.  I laughed a bit when a reader left a comment that said they would hate my running a deadline this close.  I’ve ran deadlines MUCH-MUCH-Much closer.  I believe I work best under pressure.  The pressure makes me concentrate on one thing!!  I’m a bit of a squirrel if I don’t have a deadline.  I run from project to project never completing any.  A deadline gives me a focus.

So how do you think I’m doing at chasing the deadline?


I’m loving the look and was really-really excited until…you guessed it, I didn’t have enough blocks.  I need four more chain blocks.  The good news is that I have parts of the blocks-just not all.  It should be a quick hour and I’ll have them done and the last row sewn on as I already have enough of the “star” type blocks.   After that, it’s on to borders.  I have the outer border picked but need to pick the inner border and binding.  I don’t have many batiks here that are over a yard so it’s going to be a challenge and might require a trip to town.

My hope is that I will have it as a top over the weekend…That means I’ll have two weeks to machine quilt and bind it.  That’s not bad at all.  It’s totally do-able!  I have to say, I’m really enjoying the batiks.  There will be more batik quilts in my future for sure!!

Stop back here on Wednesday and I’ll update you again on where I am at with this quilt.

5 thoughts on “The Deadline Approaches: Texas Tumbleweed”

  1. Very beautiful. I too work better under stress. I was told I did that at work too. I just finished a Bonnie quilt and got it sent out to be quilted. It is going to someone else so I wanted to get it done for her.

  2. This looks really great…I also work best with a dead line….I do not have ducks in a row, I also have squirrels and they’re at a rave …lol

  3. I so envy you your Texas Tumbleweed. It’s on my list. I am a Bonnie Hunter follower, and
    have many of her books. I love the fact that you are so “scrappy”.

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