February Goals

I'm participating in Sarah's 4x7 Sewing Challenge of doing some "selfish sewing" for 30 minutes a day. I started purchasing purple fabric for my bed quilt last May. I had trouble finding a blender to match my purple ninja fabric. Since I decided that this project would be my focus of the 4x7 Challenge, I brought my fabrics along with me to Intrepid Thread last Friday for help from Molli Sparkles (Thank you again!) on his visit from Australia. I walked away with a perfect coordinating blender (top left) by Valori Wells for my project and I'm excited to get started. Finishing this purple ninja king size quilt top is my ALYoF February goal.

So Day 1... I was all set to pre-wash fabric for my 30 minutes of selfish "sewing"... and then the downstairs sinks backed up and that became the matter that needed all of our attention... that and I was afraid to run the washing machine while we had a plumbing problem elsewhere in the house. Instead I focused my efforts in the evening to cut out my bee blocks for Stash Bee (Hive 1), The Bee Hive (swarm Tisha) and do. Good Stitches (Promise Circle). I've decided that in keeping with my commitments to the bees, I'll make bee blocks a priority the first week of the month so it felt really good to get the pieces all cut out. I even started piecing my improv log cabins that evening. :-)

Day 2... Called the plumber. ;-) And spilled milk on my laptop keyboard. (Thankfully, it's just fine after 24 hours in rice.) I did manage to get the fabric all prewashed once our plumbing issue was fixed. That was my "sewing" progress.

Day 3... Daughter throwing up... son came home early from school sick. I still managed to get my 11 yards of fabric all ironed and started cutting pieces for my project.

cutting king size border pieces

Day 4... In prewashing some unrelated fabric, I had a minor laundry catastrophe. More progress on cutting ninja quilt fabric.

Day 5... Finished cutting all my fabric for the ninja quilt. Woo hoo! Started piecing my 2" strips.

36 squares and 72 2" strips for the blocks
one down, 35 to go

Day 6... Pieced nearly half of my 2" strips.

Day 7... Finished piecing my 2" strips. Yay! It doesn't look like much, but I should be able to start cranking out blocks this next week. Thanks for the motivation, Sarah!

 

Other projects on my radar this month:

  • Patchwork City Metro Area BOM
  • Bee Blocks for do. Good Stitches (done), Stash Bee, and The Bee Hive
  • Helping my son finish his quilt
  • Finishing the quilt top on my Rainbow Mini Swap quilt
  • Finishing the quilt top for my purple Charm Dash quilt

Linking up to ALYoF February Goals and the 4x7 Sewing Challenge Week 1.

18 thoughts on “February Goals

  1. Glad you didn't cry over the spilled milk! What a week. I'm really impressed that you got any sewing done in all of that craziness! I am not usually a fan of purple but you chose just the right shade!

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  2. Roberta Pabst

    you have too much energy. Just reading your blog makes me want to take a nap! LOVE the purple flower fabric, by the way. Let me know if you have any leftover...

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    1. sarah

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      Truth be told, I've been sewing much more than that, both on my "selfish" project and on other stuff. Things are definitely more zen. We even got away for a day at the zoo yesterday.

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  3. Looks like a good 4x7 week in spite of the plumbing issues, spilled milk and sick kiddies. I love your purples! Looking forward to seeing this one finished :)

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Kathy. I just realized I have 126 feet of seams to press open. I'm tired just thinking about that. Guess I'll have to put on some good TV today for my 30 minutes. :-)

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    1. sarah

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      He was great! I wish he was local. The week has certainly trended toward more zen, thankfully. I have two big projects going at the moment that are all purple. It's being balanced by bee blocks and swap minis that are in a variety of colors. :-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you so much. Purple is my favorite as well... perhaps that's obvious since I've decorated my bedroom in purple. :-)

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