Monday, January 30, 2012

One Week, One Thing - January 30

It's been 3 weeks and I'm still on my One Week, One Thing pledge.  Do you want to join me?  The pledge is to decide to do one thing each week (which revolves around sewing for me) - It doesn't have to be a finish; just a step along the way on a project or two.

My One Thing last week was to complete blocks 10-12 on my Amish With a Twist sample and begin making the block corners.  I exceeded that goal - the blocks are all made, the corners are on all the blocks, and I began setting the interior of the quilt top last night!  Here's half of the center of the quilt.
I also taught a Liberated Piecing (aka "Crumbs") class last Friday at the shop, and made quite a few blocks myself.  Some are 6" finished; others are 3" finished joined in 4-patches to make a 6" block.  I'll tuck these away for a later date...I don't have an immediate plan for them yet.  But, I've seen some really cute miniature quilts in the blogosphere lately just using 1-4 of these type blocks.  I just have to tell myself that it's not in my plan right now....LOL!
On the EPP front, I'm pecking away at setting my Double Diamond blocks.  I'm working in units, and here are two of the units joined together.  One more "tumbling block" type unit to go, and then I'll attach it to the center star.
I know you're jealous of the icky tan carpet in my bedroom.....

This week's goal is to finish the second half of the Amish With a Twist interior and attach the piano key borders.  The piano keys are already made in blocks of 4 strips (those were done along with piecing the blocks), but I may have to size them down because my center blocks came out a little bit smaller than the pattern.  It will just take some fiddling.  After that comes the applique on the outer border.  We'll see how far I get!


harleywife57 said...

WOW ! you have been busy ! I thought this was only for the week of Amy's !! I only got a quilt-along block done and a simple 2 layer polar fleece scarf , since I am not in glorious Texas , like you !!!

Tilly said...

@harleywife57 - at least you did SOMETHING! What one thing do you want to accomplish this coming week?

Trae said...

My 'one thing' for last week was to finish piecing a table runner for a wedding gift that took place in October...DONE!

I also spent some time getting fabric, notions, and projects a bit more organized. Joellen mentioned "The Power of Ten" for working on stuff. I whittled my quilt projects down to 10 to focus on right now - doing 'one thing' to each one and then moving on to do 'one thing' on the next one until one is complete. Then another project gets rotated in to the group.

My 'one thing' for this week is to complete my ticker tape blocks for Bring and Brag on Friday. And, I discovered a need for some grey fabric in several projects...know where I might be able to find some? *giggle*