Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Etsy Blogger's Blog Carnival: Goals

I have been planning to post about a large quilt I have been working on and just haven't found the time. The Etsy bloggers have asked us to talk about our goals and accomplishments in this weeks carnival. So, here's my chance!
My accomplishment on this project is that I am done cutting and my short term goal is to finish sewing my light to dark squares for the quilt pattern pictured above. Below you will see some cut pieces. Love the colors and the tie like patterns!
It is called Buggy Wheels and the pattern is from the Buggy Barn. I love the Buggy Barns designers sense of color. It looks so masculine, yet warm. I actually bought this kit awhile ago, but got discouraged while cutting it. I am making it for my youngest first big boy bed. He just got his new bed last week, so I must re-engerize myself. So, I hope to finish the light to dark squares by this Saturday.

Next short term goal: sew the dark to dark squares together. I hope to have 320 of those sewn together by next Friday.
Then to begin piecing my blocks. Not sure how long to give myself on this. Add the stips, and sew the rows.
My long term goal, to finish the top of the quilt and send it to my sister Marge to long arm quilt it for us. I am going to hope my portion will be done by the end of June. Will keep you posted on my progress.


  1. Wow, those are a lot of pieces to assemble! I wish you lots of luck and motivation to meet you goal!

    I can feel your pain though. I have a top done for a king sized quilt and the binding is made. My hubby and I are going tonight to Joann's to buy the batting and backing so that I can sandwich it and quilt it!

    I'll be checking your blog to see your progress!

  2. You can do it Clare!! I'm sending you all my energy...+++#+++...zzzzz lol Good luck!!

  3. I did not make Friday's goal, but I am close. Only 120 left to sew. Seems I forgot that I am VBS Craft coordinator and must bump that up to the top of the agenda.

  4. More power to you gal! If I had to cut out all those squares, let alone sew them together, I would have left the kit in the closet!

  5. Gosh, that's a lot of pieces! But I'm sure all the time and effort will be worth it in the end. It's going to be a beautiful quilt, and I'm sure it will be cherished for many, many years to come.

    One of my prized possessions is a patchwork quilt that my great-grandmother made. Lately I've been thinking about trying to make one of my own. I'd like to keep the tradition alive. And it always makes me happy to see quilters doing just that. :)



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