Sunday, September 7, 2014

Progress and a Scary List

I think I finally got the "No Reply Blogger" nonsense squared away, although I'm pretty sure that my posts will no longer automatically appear on my Google+ feed.  If you are having this problem, check out this tutorial for help.

We got stuck inside today for various reasons and I was more than happy to take advantage of the downtime to work on a few things.

The first thing I did was dig up an old whiteboard and hang it in my sewing room. I have issues focusing on what needs to be done unless I have a list. Check out my list. It is scary long. Plus, I'm sure I missed a few things.

Future projects are things I really want to start now, but am not starting until a can cross a few things off the list. Having them on my list is incentive to Get Stuff Done.

Today, I shifted the Kona Slate Rock quilt from the UFO phase to the Flimsy phase and ordered some blue and white variegated thread from Red Rock Threads for quilting. This really needs a better name than "Slate Rock" because that was the name of the fat quarter pack I used. 

Then I womaned up and sandwiched the Mod Mosaic quilt. It wouldn't have happened except I had a piece of fabric the right size in my stash for backing. 

I even started quilting it in a basic stipple pattern using the same rainbow thread I used to quilt Anemone. I'm really liking how the thread shows up on both the gray backing and the dark purple quilt top. 

Once I get the Mod Mosaic quilted up, I want to finish the top for the Train DP9. It only needs borders and was set aside because I cut the borders wrong - twice - and got frustrated. 

The Affairs of the Heart quilt that you can see under my "Future Projects" list is from this book:

There is a whole assortment of these quilts out there for you to see if you want to get an idea of what the finished quilt looks like. There are 36 different blocks and all appliqued. It is a long term project. I've decided to use my Asian inspired fat quarters and a dark cream colored background. I'll put the kimono quilt on hold for a while because its not really interesting to me at this point. 

The Anna of the Celts is currently the next HAED that I want to start, although I'm going to force myself to finish at least one cross stitch project first. At the very least, I need an open scroll frame. I think I'm going to try to finish the Penguin Family first. 

Anna of the Celts by Dean Morrisey
I am planning on doing the mini version of this pattern, it will be about 9" x 13" when completed. 

So here's hoping that my list can keep me on track! How do you keep tabs on your unfinished projects?

Linking up to Anything Goes @ StitchbyStitch and MOP Monday at Tweety Loves Quilting


  1. Good idea with the whiteboard. Make sure though, that you cross off the finished stuff and leave it like that for a while rather than erase it. You'll have a better sense of satisfaction :o)

  2. Lovely quilts! Love the whiteboard idea too!

  3. Your HST quilt is fabulous! I love the colors!

  4. Nice! I really like the Kona Slate quilt.

  5. So you have your work cut out for you Kaelyn! And in some cases, pieced too. You are amazing!
    Slate Rock looks like a very big, sparkling diamond with many many facets. It's like you can look past them and deep into the diamond.

  6. I really like your Kona Slate quilt. I've been wanting to do something like that but in rainbow colors. I'm also a list maker. The problem is I have too many lists. I need to combine them and just have one master copy.
    Good luck with your UFOs

  7. Love your white board such a great idea. Your quilting is amazing!!! Your new HAED chart looks wonderful. Best of luck on getting penguins finished up. I'm very bad at keeping a list of projects that need to be finished and even worse at not starting new ones. I sometimes use colour note app to try and keep things in order but find is hard to stick to.