Monday, January 16, 2012

One Week, One Thing - January 16

Have you ever had one of those "but, first" kind of days?  You know what I mean.  You intend to get something done, but first, you have to do something else.  And then something else.  And so on.  This has been one of those days - I fully intended to get this post up earlier today, but I had a lot of "but firsts" get in my way.

Anyway, it's a brand new week.  If you are playing along with me, last week I decided to do our own "One Week, One Thing" challenge here at TQA.  I am trying to become more deliberate in how I spend my time (as in, quit wasting so much of it on Pinterest...LOL!) and to focus setting a goal of ONE THING to get accomplished in my sewing and crafting life each week.  Remember, it's not FINISH one thing, it's accomplish one thing - and there is a difference.  My available time varies from week to week, so some may be small goals while others may be bigger. We'll just have to go with the flow.

My initial goal last week was to get all my Crayon Box blocks put together into a top and add the borders.  I got that done and I also quilted it!  So, this week just happened to include a finish, but that wasn't the initial goal.
This quilt will go in the Patchwork Express Bus Tour pile and will be given away to one lucky passenger.  And yes, we will be giving away more than just this one quilt.

I also had time to work on a few other projects.
 I have been working on this Amish Beehive from the book All Dolled Up.  The center is English Paper Pieced and has been finished.   I appliqued it to the center black and added the borders.  Still haven't decided how I'm going to quilt it.

I also am beginning to set my English Paper Pieced double diamond blocks together.  We've been making these blocks at the store over the past year.
Please excuse the cat rear end.  Willie didn't want to move!

I've been waiting for our Amish With a Twist shop sample yardage to arrive, and I had planned on working on that this week. But, I just learned that it wasn't shipped when they said it would, and I probably won't see it until next week.  So, this week, my ONE THING is to cut out and make (5) Farmer's Wife blocks.  I'll probably also work on the double diamond hexagons, but I tend to paper piece just a bit every night as I'm watching TV.

So, how did you do?  I haven't quite figured out how to do a link manager yet so that you can link to your blog or Flickr or whatnot, so leave a comment with what you DID last week and what you PLAN for this week.  Do you feel accomplished?  I know I do. 


Ellyn said...

Great job! I finished my cross quilt. This week MUCH more studio tidying and some UFOs, finished up a wall hanging today and will blog it later.

Lori said...

My goal was to finish 10 blocks for my string quilt. I finished 16 blocks this week! I need to get at least another 18 done this week.

Trae said...

I got my 'one thing' done at The Quilt Asylum on Saturday...all 98 blocks for the Red and White swap are stitched together.

Another 'woohoo' - I cleaned up my work space at the end of each day as well (modern miracle or sign of the end times...dunno). I didn't have anything to cut down this week so, I stayed on track with that goal, too LOL!

Trae said...

OOPS - my one thing for this week: Do my Ticker Tape blocks!

Deanna said...

Finish the binding on my SIL's birthday quilt. That's the biggest project that must get done.