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Thread: I made a goal and I'm almost there....

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    I'm a top maker and dread the rest. I've completed many tops of various sizes--mostly small, doll quilt to 40 x 40 wall hangings and baby quilts--in the past few months.

    So the first goal was to get those eight layered and quilted during my week off in Feb. Check. Goal reached.

    My next goal was to have those eight, plus a few more lap and baby quilts I hadn't finished, binded and done. Total project count: 15. The motivation is I can't start my next top--and I'm drooling over the fabrics--until all 15 projects are binded--the hand sewn part. Seems I like to quit just before that step is done. :roll:

    I've been working at the pile all week after work. Today I finished the binding on projects 9, 10, and 11, and I have the next one pinned and ready to go.

    The last three are 36" baby quilts that don't have a binding made yet, but that shouldn't take too long to finish those three.

    The weather is terrible, so that is helping me make this goal much sooner than I expected. Yaaaayyyyy!!! :thumbup:

    I know this isn't earth shattering news, but I had to share it with folks who would understand. :lol:


    Here's the list I've been checking off:

    Triple Irish Chain, lap top, done months ago, but binding never sewn on. :roll: DONE!

    Triple Irish Chain in baby quilt size (leftover blocks) DONE!

    Nursery Rhyme baby quilt DONE!

    Thinking Outside the Block wall hanging DONE!

    watercolor floral log cabin doll quilt DONE!

    Watercolor floral wall hanging DONE!

    Two Black and White Splash baby quilts for twins DONE!! and DONE!! and delivered!! :-D

    Three two horse stall wall hangings. DONE! DONE DONE!!

    Rose Garden lap quilt, 48 by 60 pinned and ready....

    Three Talk-Abouts... need bindings.

    WHEW!!!! :shock:

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    Totally understand! and good for you! sounds like your doing great with your goals..your a better girl than me..i am behind also...aren't most of us?! and hve taaaken on yet another project for a friend..
    maybe i should do what you did, cut myself off from fabrics and other projects till i get some UFO's out of here!

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    Just keep your eye on the prize...is it the bargello you were sharing pics of fabric for? That would keep me motivated or terrified!!! :D :D

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    It sounds tremendously impressive to me!!! I've been so caught up with trying to get ahead of the weeds in my yard for once that I have hardly sewn at all this month. Sounds like you really whipped through a lot of work. congratulations!

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    Great! I know how hard it is to meet goals sometimes.

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    You should be very proud of your accomplishments so far.

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    As far as I'm concerned, that is too earth-shattering! Congrats on sticking to your plan. I should be so inspired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Just keep your eye on the prize...is it the bargello you were sharing pics of fabric for? That would keep me motivated or terrified!!! :D :D
    YES!!!! :D :lol: :D 8-) I just ordered two more perfect florals today--well first I consider them for the log cabin blocks--but I'm wondering if they will work in the Wildflower Bargello, too. I've kept the 20 florals laid out on my cutting table all these time to keep me going and to make changes, but no changes have been made in at least four days... so unless one of the new ones works well, I know what 20 made the cut!!! :thumbup:

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    That's fantastic--way to stick to your guns! I'm down to 3 quilts to finish up. They'll definitely be done by the end of March (at least that's my goal! :) )

    Congratulations.

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    Aww, thanks... I knew I came to the right place. :D

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    I love hand binding! I'd sit n stitch with u if I could! Great job, keeping plugging away! New fabric is calling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherylsea
    It sounds tremendously impressive to me!!! I've been so caught up with trying to get ahead of the weeds in my yard for once that I have hardly sewn at all this month. Sounds like you really whipped through a lot of work. congratulations!
    Oh goodness...we have snow. I had to read your reply twice and check to see where you live! :lol: They say we could get up to 8" of heavy wet snow tomorrow. Gee, I can hardly wait, BUT that gives me more binding time!!! :D

    Once the gardens need attention, my quilting slows way down. Can't fit everything in. :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    I love hand binding! I'd sit n stitch with u if I could! Great job, keeping plugging away! New fabric is calling...
    I'm not usually at TV watcher, but I watched the singers On American Idol while sewing. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Just keep your eye on the prize...is it the bargello you were sharing pics of fabric for? That would keep me motivated or terrified!!! :D :D
    YES!!!! :D :lol: :D 8-) I just ordered two more perfect florals today--well first I consider them for the log cabin blocks--but I'm wondering if they will work in the Wildflower Bargello, too. I've kept the 20 florals laid out on my cutting table all these time to keep me going and to make changes, but no changes have been made in at least four days... so unless one of the new ones works well, I know what 20 made the cut!!! :thumbup:
    Karla, I can hardly wait for the bargello! OMG I already know it's going to be fabulous!!
    You have great willpower though, not so good with that here lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Karla, I can hardly wait for the bargello! OMG I already know it's going to be fabulous!!
    You have great willpower though, not so good with that here lol
    These look SO much better in person.... but this is what I've been drooling over as I stitch.
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    Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    These look SO much better in person.... but this is what I've been drooling over as I stitch.
    Congrats on almost reach your goal and a great on at that!! :thumbup: I can definitely see now where your incentive is :)

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    Sounds earth shattering to me! I should have such energy. Bet that bargello is going to be beautiful!

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    Congratulations on working on your goals and getting items done

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    Way to go. Beautiful fabrics!

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    I'm glad you are almost to your goal. That is lovely fabric. I'm working on getting my stash down and not buying fabric. It's gong well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyw
    I'm glad you are almost to your goal. That is lovely fabric. I'm working on getting my stash down and not buying fabric. It's gong well.
    That will be my next goal, but I'm not making it just yet. Actually, I've tried it several times, and I've never been successful. Maybe I should start small, like not buy fabric for...for... a month. Nope, it'll never work. When I'm ready, I'll go week to week. Then reward myself with a new yard every time I make it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Good for you! It must feel great to have accomplished so much.

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    Pictures! Pictures! Pictures???

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    Good JOB!!!

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