Sunday, January 29, 2012

First Blog Post Ever

I have been reading a lot of quilt blogs and I am taking the Free Motion Challenge 2012.  I decided to start a blog to track my progress and share with other quilters.  

Today my friend Vicki came over and we worked on some projects.  We challenged each other last fall to get some of our old projects done.  I counted all my kits that I have and I had 99!  I said to myself -- It's a Sickness!  
I have been trying to piece 3 old projects together a month and then my reward is go shopping at my favorite quilt shop.  I have been doing really well but not getting 3 projects done each month.  So I had to switch the reward to after I have 3 projects done then I can go shop.  Great incentive for me because going to a quilt shop is a "fix" for me.  If I can't go I get a little antsy!  Just to make sure I don't "cheat"...I told my hubby about my deal with myself.  First of all, he could not believe I had 99 projects that I had purchased in the last 4-5 years that were just sitting in my sewing room!  Of course, like any hubby would do, he started doing the mental math on how much $ that is.  Lucky for me, my hubby did not throw a fit.  He is a hunter and shoots trap so he can't say much about my hobby cost.  His is more!  But he did say he would help me get my projects under control by being my "Quilt Cop".  
Anyway, back to what I did today.  I agreed to teach a table runner at a local quilt shop in March so I have to get my sample done so they can display it at the shop.  The project is a table runner using the Cotton Theory.  I like this technique because you get to practice quilting on very small pieces and also you get to use the decorative stitches on your machine.  I was a member of Thimbleberries Club in 2004 and haven't done many of the monthly projects so this personal challenge has been good for me.  I am supposed to have February done before February gets here but I don't think I will make it by the 1st.  But I will get it done in February for sure!
Now that I added a blog, I will see how getting my projects done also will go!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging! You've done a nice of job of setting things up! Looking forward to seeing you photos and progress notes. Best of luck!