What I’m Working On…

I hosting an auction here on the blog.  If you missed it, you can find it HERE.  It ends today at noon central time.  If you’re looking for sewing machine attachments for your vintage machines, this is the sale you’ve been looking for.

I wasn’t at the sewing machine very much this week at all.  I did manage to get the Unity Quilt Along blocks sewn.  Being there was so many, I guess that really wasn’t a small feat.

I’m writing this post on Sunday night so the plan is, after I’m done writing this, to head upstairs and get them sewn onto the quilt.  I am so happy this quilt is coming to a close.  I’ve really enjoyed making it and the round robin style is appealing to me.  I’m ready for the mess of it to get cleaned up and put away though.  I’ll be happy to have another quilt finished.  I’m hoping by next Monday I’ll have a finish to show.  That’s an advantage to having my own longarm.

I did work on the Quilted Twins mystery for just a bit.  Not much at all really.  I thought I had all the first blocks done but soon discovered that I was short two blocks and finished them but that’s all I did on that.  

When Kelli was home she started cutting out this….Sorry…not much of the sneak peak is it?

It’s a project we plan on submitting so don’t want to reveal everything at this point.  I did get quite a bit sewn on it.  I’m hoping it becomes a top this week…but who knows…I think I’m making to big of plans.  I’ve been learning that I’m not accomplishing as much as I thought I could most days.

I spent a little time on the longarm.  The big block of the month is off and finished.  
I also did two baby quilts that were in the pile.  These all need a binding.

I’m hoping to get another quilt on the frame this week but I need to piece backs.  I have four big quilts left to machine quilt and then I’m caught up.  I’ve been a little bit of a downer about all of them but in reality, I should be celebrating how farm I’ve some with the stack.  I’ve even done quilts that weren’t in the stack so no more beating myself up about that…right?!

More totes came in the mail so more happened in the closet.  I’m getting so close to having the closed finished but had to order one more set of totes so now I’m waiting for them to show up.  Amazon tells me my package has shipped but it’s stuck in San Bernardino California.  It’s been there since the 12th.  Hmm.  Once it gets here I’m stopping everything and finishing the last bit of organizing I have to do.  I’m going to be so happy to have the closet just the way I want it.

Something else on my to do list to make a list of UFOs.  I want to have less of them and get that all tackled.  If Mary over at Country Threads’ Chicken Scratch blog does a new UFO challenge, I’m definitely joining.

One thing I do know for sure, there is never a lack of projects.  So, I’ll just keep plugging away on them, eventually I’ll get to them…  In the meantime, I’m having fun and really that’s all that matters.

12 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…”

  1. I love how you’re really going through all these quilts and getting them done. I have a lot of scrappy blocks from all kinds of things I tried and now I have to figure out what to do with them!
    Love and prayers

  2. Jo, Your accomplishments are impressive. I have been retired for numerous years, but and a caregiver to my husband. So m y time is limited. I do all the scrap cutting and yet the finished quilt still never happens. So glad you are embracing your new found freedom from being a self employed person. Stay strong your rewards of accomplishments will be rewarding.

  3. Mary Ann Mettler

    You are getting so much done Jo – Congratulations – Each quilt is so beautiful and will bring a lot of joy to homes. Love them all.

  4. Stearns Carol

    Not that I am retired, I have several quilts going on at once. You seem to do the same thing. Keeps us motivated to keep on. I am so happy you are so organized and can’t wait to spend time with you on the next chapter of your life.

  5. I love how you are loving life Jo! Making commitments to yourself and carrying through!

    I wish you a wonderful week :-)

  6. Jo, you have accomplished so much! I don’t like to do BOM. I had at least 5 done and hanging out in the basement. I did finish one from Joann’s and give it away. I’ll never start another! I have printed Bonnie’s Unity. I may do it. Love your blog.

  7. Congrats on your progress so far, Jo. Every little bit helps and soon those 4 big quilts will be done – and you will feel so good about it.

  8. I sure wish my flimsy pile was shrinking instead of growing! I do have a few “excuses” though lol. Husband bought me a Baby Lock Coronet Mid-Arm 3 years ago but thanks to being intimidated by it and then not realizing that one of the plugs wasn’t plugged in (The Y plug?) so the machine day until 6 months ago. Then it was such a fight learning to FMQ on that 5′ frame I have up! Now we just picked up my Mother’s Day gift a 10′ Kinetic frame. I’m so excited to get it out together and get some quilting done BUT 1st I have to take your lead and get a lot of organization done! Thanks for sharing all of your progress and ideas, it’s giving me a lot of ideas. I do have 2 sets of the site shelving and several totes but thinking I may need to order some like yours. Keep the ideas coming. Looking forward to seeing your newly remodeled closet.

  9. Jo – just a quick note of thanks for the materials and batting. They are already in use and since Saturday about 6 more quilt tops have been made. Sandy Moore – Cresco, Iowa

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