Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Catching up on April projects, looking ahead to summer

Yesterday was productive, BOM-wise. I finished the April blocks for the Debbie Mum and BlockCentral BOMs (three in all) and cut out and prepped both Hearts A Flutter block applique pieces. If the week stays quiet, I can finish both by Friday and get back to the Linus quilt that is waiting. It should be done by the beginning of next week. That will make ten for the year in the first four months, so I can take a breather and still be on track for my goal.

Whew! After all that, I can start on the gift baby quilt that I need by August. My longarm quilter's workload is never predictable, so it's wise to budget in about two months for them to turn around a job. So I really need to get my quilt top in the queue by the end of May.

You know what all this means? It means it will be June before I can work on any of my projects! I want to see the Diamond Log Cabin come together! I want to piece the Boston Common quilt from SuzGuz Designs! I want to quilt the Thimbleberries Lazy Crazy quilt! And make my new sewing machine cover! And my new summer purse! Waaaaa!

(OK, I'm calmer now.) Summer is difficult for the quilter. We have flowers to attend to and weeds to pull and landscaping to maintain. Vacations, houseguests (oh, yeah, my sister-in-law is coming to stay on May 9th), home repair, gardening, reunions. Summer's loaded up before you factor in the quilting.

What's the solution? Don't look at me -- I'm too busy!

1 comment:

Joan said...

Wow - Your To Do List sounds like my "I Wish" list.. only difference is we know you'll get yours done! LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog and signing up for the Give Away!