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Monday, September 6, 2010

Charming Girls Club . . . . .

I totally blew my chances to enter on Kelly's blog this past week.  I finished one of my three goals and didn't even post about it.  Goal #2 (quilt the State Fair quilt) was "oh, so close".  I quilted it, put on the binding but didn't sew the binding down.  How lame is that ?!  Goal #3 wasn't even taken out of the box.

Goal #1 was posted right away . . . . .the finale to Between Friends . . . .but I didn't use Mr. Linky to make it official.

I don't know if this time it will be much better.  I am teaching 2 classes and will be a vendor at 2 shows in the month of October.  I also have at least 18 yards of wool sitting in the sewing room that I need to dye before the first show!

Let's make this easy on myself and try to do "little bite" goals.

1.   Finish the Presents row in this BOM that is supposed to be finished by now.  It's the bottom (and last) row to do.  Then on to the sashing and borders.

2.  Sew together the top for another Star Trip.  This will be my 5th(?) one.  But I just love making these.  I have taught this class several times so I have plenty of quilt tops in several stages of finishedness (new word).  The next one I have in pieces is Christmas colors.  I'd show you a picture of the fabric but it's in a box in storage that I can't get to right now.

3. Kelly's theme for the next two months is "Quilting the Quilt".  So in honor of that, I am going to list two quilts that I really want to get quilted.  They have been sitting way too long in the flimsie stage.

This was originally to be a tree skirt but I think I will do a little applique and make it a table topper.

This little log cabin has been a flimsie for over 10 years.  Time to finish it, don't you think!?

4.  And finally, I want to at least make the top with the Gail Pan "Christmas Wish" blocks that we all embroidered last year.  They are just too pretty to hide in a box!

Remember this Saturday is the Christmas Quilt-A-Long over at Sue's blog.  Guess which Christmas projects I will be working on this week!?  All of them!

Blessings, Cathi


paulette said...

Thanks for the reminder..about Sue's Christmas Sew A-long!! All of your projects are gorgeous...and yes they are far too pretty to be in a box...for 10 or more years!! These are great goals!!

Micki said...

Your projects are stunning!

JayTee said...

The row by row quilt will be sew cute!! I love the tree skirt/table topper...reminds me of snowflakes.
You are going to be busy!!

Madame Samm said...

I think, well let me see, I think I like it all..blessings charming lady samm

Melanie said...

Cathi, I made the Thimbleberries project, had every intention of making it a tree skirt and couldn't make the final cut.I use mine on the table. The green center is perfect for a pot of poinsetta. The applique would be nice, but don't feel the pressure to do it. The piece might be more versatile without it.

Lori said...

I always think having a plan helps me get things done!! Looks like you are ready!

Darlene said...

A monthly plan works really well for me. Helps me stay focused.

You have some wonderful goals.

Carrie P. said...

Those are some great goals to set for your self. Some very beautiful quilts. Sounds like you will be very busy this fall. I have definitely enjoyed the cooler weather. I look forward to more:D
I just scrolled down to see what else I missed. Your booth looks great. I am so excited for you. The stacks of wool are so pretty.
I had started that black wool quilt too. It came from a Quiltmaker magazine. I probably won't get it finished but I should try to put the blocks together that I have done.
Hope you sell lots of stuff at the next shows.

Anita in Florida said...

Looks like you have your work cut out for you.....good luck with all those beautiful projects!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Cathi - what pretty things you have in store - thought it sounds like you have a lot on your plate! I'll be rooting for you over here! Oh, and I love the new word - finishedness - can I borrow! I have tons of projects in various stages of finishedness, too (smile)! Wishing you a great (peaceful) fall!

Stephanie D. said...

Lots of projects to work on, but they are lovely and should be a pleasure!

Sharon said...

I love your quilts and blocks...I started the Christmas blocks, you have reminded me to get them out and finish! Have a great weekend!