Sunday, July 2, 2017

I'm a FAiLure, but trying again for 3Q

I had such high hopes for the Finish-A-Long for second quarter.  As it turns out, I didn't finish a darn thing on my list.

On the bright side, I did finally land a full-time benefitted job at my employer of choice, after five years of underemployment and three years of applying there!  So yay!  As excuses go, that might be a pretty good one.  I also became a published quilt block designer during 2Q, so there's that too.

But as for quilting, I got some things basted and ready for quilting, but nothing, not even the mini that only needed binding, finished.  (Although I *DID* buy the fabric to bind it!)

So the first part of my 3QFAL is the first part of 2Q:

#1 - Candy Bar table topper
#2 & #3 - small quilts from 100 Blocks Volume 15 test blocks
#4 - Slide Show quilt (batiks)
#5 - Modern Vortex
#6 - silk Curvalicious runner
#7 - Windows Into My World

Now to add a few new things.  Our quilt show is in August and I'm teaching a demo on Saturday.  I did not have it all together in time to submit any of my quilts for showing - I've learned the hard way that if it isn't finished by the time the form is due, don't try to enter it! - but I do want to finish at least a TOP of charm techniques that I don't have done yet.  I keep gifting all my quilts I make for this demo, and then I'm asked to teach the demo again and don't have any quilts for the show & tell!
So to continue ... #8 - charm square top
#9 - my Moda Layer Cake Mix recipe
 and #10 - my One Block Wonder from the class I took in April.


Will I finish them all?  HECK no!  Will I finish at least one of them?  Gosh, I hope so. Fingers crossed!

5 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new job!! Nothing wrong with taking a little break from sewing when you're so busy in other areas of your life! Good luck this quarter tackling your list :)

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  2. Better have a long list than a short one :) Good luck!

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  3. Oh I have so been there, done that. Wanting to quilt but life getting in the way. Good luck with this time around. Congrats on the new job! (And buy a bit of fabric. hehehe) Please finish the One Block Wonder - that's the prettiest one I have ever seen!

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  4. Congrats on landing the position! That has to feel good. Good luck with your third quarter goals. Even if you don't get them completely finished, progress counts too.

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  5. I'm a big fan of BIG lists! Love the One Block Wonder!

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