Saturday, October 24, 2009

Definite Progress!

The sun did come out and it was a beautiful day today, but I kept on track and actually got a lot done! To tell the truth, I started making a list last night of all the projects I am working on and got a little overwhelmed. So I just told myself that a little progress is better than just going and hiding my head under the covers because I have so many things I want to get done. So today, I just did a little here and a little there and before you know it I had accomplished quite a bit.
I finished quilting my Mount Kilimanjaro quilt (and learned how to spell it correctly as well!) I have been putting off quilting this for so long because I just could not figure out what in the world to quilt on it. I gave myself a good pep talk and told myself to just start and it would come to me what to quilt. And it did! The sky was pretty easy, then I just started to outline the animals and think. I thought of putting grass around the onpoint squares and once I started quilting, it just started flowing into a kind of grassy vine that looks really good! A little outlining on the bushes and water, and it all just sort of flowed together and looks really nicely done. I finished the binding, photographed it and actually got it listed in my Etsy shop tonight - I would be well pleased with just getting that done, but there is more!




I got the scrappy rail fence baby quilt quilted, plus another baby size quilt quilted also! Both are trimmed and the binding is cut, waiting for tomorrow to be finished up. Now, I can't forget, they all need labeled also, and I am going to add them to the quilt journal I got in my prize package from the quilt show so I can remember all the details about making them. It surprises me how much I forget about each quilt within a year. I also finished putting borders on my leftover scrappy quilt and chose a backing fabric for it and the larger quilt. So, I added two to the pile to be quilted, but got three quilted today! I must say, it was a good days work, plus I managed to do a couple loads of laundry, grocery shop and wash dishes after dinner. Wish I could be this productive every day!

1 comment:

kimbuktu said...

Wow, you DID have a productive day! I love your description of how you talked yourself into starting this project. Getting started seems to be the hardest part sometimes.

The Kilimanjaro quilt looks great!