Monday, September 2, 2019

Make-A-List Monday - Doing My Happy Dance!!

Hi, all!

Welcome to Monday, and to September!  It's hard to believe that we are so far into this year, and so much to do between now and the holidays, but that's where we are.  Are you ready?  One of my friends (I use that term loosely - you'll see why) has this annoying habit of posting a 100-days countdown to Christmas on Facebook every year when I REALLY don't need to be reminded of how time is flying - and he announced his theme for this year yesterday (dad jokes) and of course, reminded us that it's only 115 days until Christmas!  Oh my......

Now that I've shared that wonderful thought with you, let's see how I did on last week's list....

1.  Open the big box of t-shirts I received today, and decide on a layout for a commission t-shirt quilt.
Done!  Here's a glimpse of my "plan" for this quilt...

2.  Make the blocks for that quilt.
Done!  Here's the stack that I started with when I made the blocks...

3.  Start putting the t-shirt quilt together.
Done!  I was determined to get this top finished before I wrote this post, and I actually managed to do that 10 minutes before supper tonight!  

4.  Cut out another of the kids' annual quilts.
Didn't get to this one - as I said, I was determined to get this done today!  

5.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done! It was an easy week this week - just one quilt, for a new baby!  Remember last week we gave one to a mom-to-be on bedrest?  Well, she had her baby, and this pretty flannel quilt was gifted to her for the baby.

So even though I didn't get to one item on my list, I'm still doing a HUGE happy dance because of all the progress I made on the commission quilt!  I've got so many other projects ready to go that I shouldn't work on while I have commission work - but that gives me a really good reason to knock these out fast!  

And here's what I've got on my plate for this week...

1.  Quilt the t-shirt commission quilt.

2.  Plan a baby quilt.

3.  Meet with a customer about another t-shirt quilt.

4.  Cut out another of the kids' annual quilts.

5.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.

Once again, short and sweet - but hopefully this week I'll be able to carve out some time to work on some "fun stuff"!

So now, the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. Sarah, how do you figure a price for a tshirt Quilt? Someone just asked me yesterday and I have no clue how to price it. Any help you are willing to share would be appreciated. Hugs

    1. I am also interested in this information. Do tell.

  2. Thanks for sharing your layout ideas. The top looks great!

  3. one of my sister in laws has that annoying habit of being obsessed with how many days to Xmas and I expect her to start any day now as in the middle of July she already reminded the family on facebook of how many days it was several times until someone told her it was way too early to be talking about it :)

  4. Good for you for getting such a running start on your commission work! Play time is even more fun when you know your work is finished :)

  5. Snaps! for the great work on that Tshirt quilt! It looks wonderful. And yes, let's not mention Christmas yet :-0
    I'm sewing sashing to my huge blocks. Yay!

  6. I have a T shirt quilt in my future. Your layout looks great. I am working on a list of unfinished projects but it is always fun to start something new. Have a great week.

  7. Lovely top layout in the first photo, and great news for bed resting Mum.

  8. Oh how annoying. I've got a couple of friends on FB who have started the Christmas countdown too. Enjoy your week of sewing xx

  9. I hope you had a great tie working on your quilts--t-shirt quilts are great when they are finished!


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