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Friday, March 14, 2014

week 2 of 30/30 challenge

this week i did once again manage to get all done that i wanted...the hardest part is actually working for 30 minutes after i get home from work...saturday and sunday are usually not an issue for me but week days when i work 07:15 til 3:15 are much harder for me...i like to think i work so hard i am exhausted every day when i get home but that is not true...some days but not everyday...
  • finished quilting "mango margaritas in the snow" it went much faster then i thought it would so i got lots done on saturday and sunday...










centers of the flowers i quilted on the quilt



 quilting finished and lying outside in the warm snow








some of the detail of the leaves i quilted along the borders





  • only had a small amount to do on the wool block so it only took about 30 minutes...i easily got the block finished also...

  • traced and cut all the wool applique pieces for my april wool block...yahoo

  • ironed a tree on the table runner and got it blanket stitched...did that on one of my early mornings...darn daylight savings time...boy it has me messed up...awake at all different times...but it does make for some 30 minute blocks when you least expect it...in fact i got the next one ironed also...waiting to be blanket stitched...had them all cut out and waiting for me..

so my new goals for the up coming week are as follows...
  1. blanket stitch another tree on table runner
  2. put binding on "mango margaritas in the snow....start the hand stitching of the binding during breaks at work...
  3. put binding on ruth's quilt and hand over the hand sewing to next quilter
  4. sandwich my "once in a blue lizard 2 quilt"...ready to start quilting next week...

17 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

You made wonderful progress. The quilting on Mangos in the Snow is wonderful! What a fun design! Your wool block look so pretty. Good luck with your goals for the coming week!

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

Yay for a a finished quilt! Great job on your projects this week : )

Marci Girl said...

Wow, beautiful finish, I love the quilting! Good luck with your goal, it certainly makes for a lot of progress each week!

Mara said...

A finished quilt, very nice! Love the wool block, do you get those as a kit or make them up yourself, very pretty.

Shauna said...

so so pretty, love that quilt, the colors just make me smile

Jessica said...

Your wool applique block is amazing! It is too beautiful to take so short a time to make. :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lots of sewing accomplished. Your quilting looks terrific.

Esther F. said...

Unbelievable, You got so much done!
Fabulous!!!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

Shirley in Canada said...

Beautiful! I totally understand about the after work part of your life ... just too exhausted!!

inchworming said...

Love your quilt! Great progress!

CeLynn said...

Your Mango quilt looks so yummy there in the snow! Excellent progress on all those blocks as well. Good luck with your goals this next week :)

Andree G. Faubert said...

I love your quilt. The colours are fabulous - and taking a picture of it on the snow, what a great idea!

RosieGma said...

Lots of work done,,,, and love the leaves on the quilt...Wool applique is very beautiful...thank goodness I only see photos, but I like the way your are adding on trees to the runner.......

Lorette Cole said...

These are wonderful projects! You got so much done! Your quilting is beautiful on that gorgeous quilt! And I love your wool applique!!

sally anoyrkatis said...

What a lot of progress, I especially love the look of your wool applique. I have a soft spot for wool. Is it going to be part of a large quilt?

Susan said...

So amazing what you can get done in the time it takes to waste on a half hour sitcom! Love your wool block and the finished quilt is GREAT, tho I do wonder about 'warm snow'?

Regina said...

You certainly get heaps done 30 minutes at a time, and lovely work, too!