Monday, January 28, 2013

Miscellaneous Monday

My Rainbow Road runner is finished! I loved making this and will use the technique again, it was so much fun. For those of you who don't know I am taking a Curves Camp on line course with Rachael of Stitched In Color. It is a 5 week course and every week we have 3 projects to choose from to work on our curves! This week is a little bit more challenging, so stay tuned.

Some close ups of my quilting.....

I chose a lot of quilting because that is what I like and it is going on my kitchen island where it will get a lot of abuse.

I love that little piece that goes along the bottom. I was a filler and adds a lot of interest.

A lot of my time has been taken up working on a quilt that is for a friend's book. There are 18 strips (mostly 1"!) in each block. There are 16 blocks....I feel like I need to finish this before I can move on to my own work. I am almost there!

How is this for a jelly roll? I needed to clean up a spot to work on the pink and green quilt.

So now it is January 28, how many of your resolutions are you still committed to? This is one "goal" (no resolutions for this girl) I had for this year. To make a list every day.
Buy yourself a cute notebook, this one is from Target. Date it every day and write down, 4 or 5 things you want to accomplish that day. Sometimes I put things in there the night before for the next day.

The trick is to make them attainable goals. Carry things over to the next day if necessary. I don't know what it is but I am getting so much done. They say if you write down your goals you will accomplish them. To me there is nothing like a check mark next to a completed chore!



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  2. Your runner is fantastic and am intrigued by your book project! As for resolutions, have not bought fabric other than with allowed gift certificate but it is only the end of January and am feeling itchy already...

  3. Kelly--your Rainbow Road Runner is sooo neat!! I have trouble working with solids--this is really inspiring work....Julierose

  4. The runner looks even better now! I love the quilting, it really accents the curves . Can't figure out how to say what I am trying to say so I will just go with love it!
    Can't wait to see what you work on next.

  5. The table runner is wonderful, I looked at it over and over again. I even checked if I could still join the course but it has already started a few weeks ago. You made very nice things and I can see that she is building up the difficulty.
    By chance I bought a new, nice notebook today and I know now what to do with it! Thanks, great idea.

  6. I love your table runner. The quilting is fantastic. Can't wait to see the project. Hugs

  7. I love your runner, it looks fabulous and the quilting is so appropriate.

  8. This looks fantastic. Love the colours and the curves.

  9. Wow, the quilting and blue binding makes such a difference in the look of your runner! It looks even better!
    Did you audition a lot of colors for the binding or did you always plan on the blue? It looks great!

  10. That is the coolest table runner ever!! The bright colours are so festive and the curves add so much movement! Lists are a good idea, I should make more...

  11. Looks great! Your friend Lynne recommended I pop over after I blogged about my rainbow road today and asked who else is doing the curves class. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your projects :)

  12. OMG I'm in lust over your runner! I love the curves and the colors.
    I do the same kind of list making 3-5 a day - attainable on any day.

  13. The list.. I should get into the habit of that.
    I love your table runner. So cool and so fun! I am working on eye popping quilt today. Hope the quilting turns out as good as yours.

  14. Love your table runner! The class sounds wonderful. I must try that list thing...I guess writing them down makes them real.

  15. I absolutely adore your Rainbow Runner! It's marvelous! You make me want to make one for myself. I'm so glad you made and shared this one with us.

  16. I don't usually work with all solids but your table runner is wonderful! I might have to rethink solids.
    I like the list idea. I usually only make them when preparing for some big occasion. Daily sounds good.


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