Monday, October 17, 2011

Make-A-List Monday #68! How many flimsies?????

Good morning, all!

Monday has come around once again, with a new week to accomplish lots of stuff!!  I don't know about you, but I'm getting quite a quilty backlog of things to do...

First, though, let's see how I did on last week's list....

1.  Quilt three flimsies made for 100 Quilts For Kids.
2.  Bind those three plus two others quilted over last weekend.

Done!  Here are all seven of the quilts we made for 
100 Quilts for Kids - they were donated to the 
Middle TN Downs Syndrome Society!!

3.  Finish sewing down the bindings on the blue quilt and
the batik quilt and deliver them.

Done!  Both these quilts have headed to their new homes - 
the batik is going to a farmer in Central Florida diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the light blue quilt is going to a woman
dealing with complications of diabetes.

4.  Choose pattern and fabric for a woman's quilt for the ministry.

I lucked out on this one - turned out we had a quilt that ended 
up not being needed for its original recipient, so we used it to 
fill this need.  This quilt went to a woman who has been 
dealing with ongoing complications of cancer 
for a very long time.

5.  Make backs for all completed flimsies on hand.
Complete and total fail!  And this one is going to take 
a while - I counted up the other day, and I have twelve
quilt tops made by my sewing sisters that are ready for 
quilting.  Add to that the thirteen (yes, thirteen!!) quilt tops that 
Sharon V. sent us this week, and I have twenty-five tops on 
hand ready to quilt!!  What a blessing!!  I hope to get 
many of these quilted in the next two weeks so we have
a stock of quilts ready for new homes during the holidays!!

So now - what's on tap for this week?

1.  Bind the soft-colored quilt that was quilted Sunday.

2.  Quilt and bind a bright top for the quilt ministry.

3.  Deliver both tops to church to be sent to their new homes.

4.  Work on seat cushions for a friend's new house.

5.   Make sample gift items for our November open house.

6.  Make some quilt backs for some of those 25 flimsies!

7.  Quilt at least two more quilts for the ministry this week.

Once again, an ambitious list - but I'm feeling really energized right now (who knows how long that will last? Better take advantage of it while it's here!) so we'll see how much I manage to get done!

So - - - what are you working on this week?

Oh - and I had a comment this week that I haven't been featuring the Princess on my blog enough lately - so here's a couple of cute pictures of her.  She's going through a phase where she doesn't want to have her picture taken, so it's a little hard to get one sometimes - but I'll tell her that I have to have it for my blog!  




  1. Oh, look how she has grown!! What a cutie pie. Maybe your group (sweatshop) needs a backing party to ease some of the pressure off you. Quite an awesome list. Make some 'me' time as well!

  2. Wow! You've done well ... and Sharon - how amazing are you?!!! Another 13 quilt tops! Wow! Good luck with creating all the quilt backs needed! I agree with Sharon ... looks like you need a sweatshop quilt backing party!
    And what a cutie your grand-daughter is growing up to be!!!

  3. That is a very energetic week for sure. I have a huge pile of flimsies that is growing everyday. someday I will get them made into quilts.

  4. Where do you find the energy girl?! You are a great inspiration. I really have just a simple challenge to make a small flying geese quilt for my guild. But I guess we'll see what he week brings.

  5. Wow, I can't believe how quickly Lilli's growing! Whew, 25 tops, pace yourself!

  6. I'm exhausted just reading your list for the week. Sharon never ceases to amaze me with her quilting ability and generous spirit. Thanks for sharing pictures of the Princess. It's hard to believe how much she has grown and changed since the last pictures you posted.

  7. You wore me out just reading this..shew! I'm curious, why are the quilts called flimsies? I haven't heard that.
    My blog today features crumb a long quilt squares and an heirloom top I am hand to accomplish some more..have a great day.

  8. LOVE the quilts! I am finally getting back into quilting myself. It seems I take long lulls between projects. =( Last week I finished one quilt top and hope to finish two, maybe three, more this week. I definitely want all three of them done before the 31st.

  9. You do have a big list this week. Good Luck!!!! I understand having the quilts stack up to be quilted. I am singing the same song.

  10. We're making ruler bags on Wednesday with my little guild. I cut out the fabric last night. Still trying to hand quilt the table runner. Castle is on tonight on TV. I'll get some done during commercials at least. This work thing is getting in my way of getting quilty things done.

  11. She is getting so big and still cute as can be!!

  12. I giggled at the picture of Lilli backwards on the swing. Very creative way to say "I don't particularly want my picture taken."

    Looks like another whirlwind week for you!

  13. This is my first comment on a blog. I would love to get my hands on your flimsie quilt pattern. I really love the pics. Thank you for sharing. ANN from NJ

  14. You did all that in a week?! Wow! Love the washing line of quilts - they will be treasured for years to come!


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