Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Goals first up ...

Where has February gone? I can't believe it's Valentine's day tomorrow, it means February is almost half gone already! And I've barely scratched the surface of the things I really need to do this month! I managed to complete all my January goals, let's see if I can do the same in February. Here's what I really need to do:
  • Make Valentine Project
  • Complete Zig Zag Nine Patch quilt
  • Make Paducah challenge quilt
  • Make Stash challenge top
Obviously I've already made the Valentine project, and I just love it! Thank you to Melanie for putting the idea in my head. I have to finish the Zig Zag quilt, that's a must, really, the Paducah one is too if I'm to get it to Linda in time. The Stash one is for pride, so we'll see how I go. Instead of actually chipping away at the things I do have to finish, I've been making busy doing other things.

See if you can guess what these are? I will reveal all in the fullness of time, I promise! These little darlings were last night's work. Yesterday was a busy day, lunch with a friend, a little grocery shopping, two netball training sessions and the normal every day stuff. Doesn't leave much time for stitching, but I managed just a little.

Also, I'm now up to 16 blocks of my Road to California quilt. I have 20 more to make, and I've actually made up all the four patch components of the next 20 blocks, I just need to make the four patches with half square triangles, and I can finish up assembling the blocks.

Making up these blocks so far hasn't really made much of a visible dent in my 2.5" scraps, and when I think too much about my scrap bins, it makes me just a little tight in the chest thinking about the potential for scrap quilts in there, and how long it's going to take me to get through them all. I just have to stop thinking about it too much and keep plugging away. I'll take heart from Bonnie at Quiltville and how she's managed to empty one of her stash closets.

Well, that's it from me, I really need to get stitching!

15 comments:

Patti said...

That's exactly how I feel when I think of all the quilts currently "living" in all my various scrap boxes. I think there are enough to keep me busy for several years without touching my yardage for anything other than binding, sashing and backs. Truly scary if I really think about it - so I don't. I just keep plugging away at it - just like you said

Jeanne said...

Those two blocks look like Jane blocks to me. Did you sign up for some kind of swap?

Cathi said...

Those blocks are definitely of the Dear Jane ilk, lol. They don't look 1930s though so what are they going to be? After you mentioning the Yarn Harlot once or twice here, I'm now obsessed with reading her blog, and probably getting a book or two...very funny crazy yarn lady, lol!

Hanne said...

Your blocks are DJ B-4 I think :-)
Since you are making 2, are you swapping with someone? Your scrap blocks are lovely.

Screen Door said...

While you made not have achieve your goals-- you've definitely not been a "slacker' . I always marvel at your work... Keep it up.

joyce said...

I love your road to California blocks. I really like scrap quilts and can't wait to see what appears out of your scrap bins. Never mind how long it will take. Just think of the fun it will be!

Dawn said...

All these fun stash busting quilts I'm seeing today! What fun!

Samantha said...

You've been busy- no wonder Feb has flown by for you!

Melzie said...

Oh love the road to CA blocks tazzie very pretty xoxo melzie

Quilting Kim said...

I love the Road to California blocks and it's a great use for all those 2.5" scraps. Scrap bins are kinda like a stew - the more things you add, the better it is.

computerpeach said...

Your Road to Cali blocks are gorgeous. I can't believe February is half over either.

Susan said...

You're making a lot of progress, whether it's on the list or not. I love the photo of last year's magazine quilt. Are those things album covers of some kind? I like the design.

Maybe scrap quilters need a motto, like, "One scrap at a time." =)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Tazzie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tazzie- Happy belated Valentine's Day! I just read your blog and realized I better go look for that pattern! Linda

Tonya R said...

The RtoC blocks look great. My problem with using up stash is that I keep buying new fabric and increasing it faster than I can use it up.

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