Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Quilting Goals

This is an older photo of a quilt that I have started. It is called "Grandmother's Choice" I know there are a million patterns with that same name and they are all different. I started this one several years ago and I really do want to finish it. I have dug it out several times to work on it and I could not find the pattern. So....late last night, I found the pattern in the magazine so I put it with the blocks that I have finished. I only have 6 blocks finished as you can see here, I already have them sewn together. Anyway, I have a ton of other things to do first, but I think that this will be one of my first projects to finish after the new year.
This morning we went to Church and after Church they had a Thanksgiving Dinner. I baked yesterday evening for it, there was tons of food. I ate too much, I was as full as a tick!! :) Came home and I had a headache, took some Motrin and took a nap. I slept for a few hours. Richard and the boys were outside working on the old 1951 truck of mine. They took the fenders and grill off today. They are going to slowly restore it for me! We have had it sitting here for a few years now and haven't had time to really do anything to it. So right now there are going to move the front fenders in the outbuilding and sand them down this Winter.

I have so many things that I have to get finished before Christmas! I just need to pace myself and I know that I can get them finished as long as I don't put them off. Now the first list here doesn't actually have to be finished until January 9th. Mom has to work Christmas so we will be celebrating Christmas with mom when she gets home. So that is planned for the 9th of January!

* Quilt Pink Bargello (Queen) and do the binding--Chantal's Christmas gift
* Binding on Gabe's quilt
* Binding on Zeph's quilt
* Quilt Madison's Peace Sign quilt and do the binding

Now these things need to be done before Christmas...

* 4 More Couch Caddies
* several potholders (this is a maybe, not sure if I will do these or not)
* Nascar quilt--this is a customer that wants me to PIECE the quilt, quilt it and bind it.
* Binding on Donkey's quilt
* Quilt Star Wars quilt for Hunter

After I broke it down into 2 different lists, it doesn't seem that bad!!!! Now I feel better looking at it like that! :) Oh and I have some customer quilts too, which is great because with the holidays coming, I can certainly use the extra money!!!!
Kristie

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Kristie,
I love those quilt blocks!!! You go girl...you are one busy girl!
Be blessed, girlfriend,
Love ya,
Michelle

Texan said...

Your Grandmothers choice quilt is super ... I have not seen that before .. very pretty girly...

I LOVE old farm trucks... I don't know what year it is I like LOL... but its the old ones that have what I call bubble fenders on them, is that what you have?... You seem them painted Red a lot around here :O)...

Looks like you have quite a list to get done there girly!!

Hazel said...

Kristie you have caught up a lot lately ,seems you are always finishing something .I wish I had your motivation . Your grandmothers choice is beautiful don't you just love those older patterns .

jillquilts said...

Great lists!! It's so much more manageable when you see the items and steps written down, isn't it? I have to look at my list and mark off the things that I have done so far. There's more done than I thought!

And I love those blocks!!

Darci said...

Great blocks! You are so ambitious. That list of things to finish before X-Mas would overwhelm me. I just have one quilt to finish in the next 2 weeks that will still be nip and tuck! Take care!

KyQuiltlady said...

I know you can get them all done in time. It will be a breeze for you once you get started. Pretty quilt. You coming to guild meeting tomorrow? Hope to see you there.

Gina said...

Love the blocks. I'll have to look out for that pattern.
Nice manageable lists. I expected a lot more knowing how much you can get done. LOL
I'm sure you'll be able to get them all done well in time for Christmas

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Libby said...

Love those blocks! I don't think you will have a problem getting done with your lists! It doesnt seem bad since you broke it up! You can do it! Don't forget to get some rest in between projects!

QuiltedSimple said...

I have faith you'll get it all done!
Kris

Guðrún said...

Take care, maybe you don´t have to finish this all before Christmas?

Vesuviusmama said...

As efficient as you are, you'll get it done, and done beautifully, I know. Love the six blocks you have done on the Grandmother's Choice quilt - I look forward to seeing more of that in the new year.