Tuesday, April 10, 2018

To-Do Tuesday: Let's Try Setting Itty-Bitty Goals This Time!

Okay, people.  You have seen me setting montrously lofty goals, and you have snickered or soothed me when I failed to reach them (depending upon whether you're the snickering sort of the soothing sort, naturally).  Well, if at first we don't succeed, we try, try again!

I'm scaling it back, though.  Forget about finishing Tabby Mountain -- I'm exploring my options for transferring a fancy feather design onto that partially quilted project without taking it off the quilting frame, and I'm waiting on some products to show up in my mailbox before I can resume those experiments.  So for this week, here are my goals:

1. Paper piece ONE more pineapple block for my California King Pineapple Log Cabin project:
My Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt, In Progress Since 2014

2. Resolve my bloody red dye problem with for this long-abandoned Jingle BOM blocks and get them up on my design wall:
Center Medallion for My Jingle BOM Quilt, In Progress Since 2013
Some of My Smaller Pieced and Appliqued Blocks For This Quilt

3. Make a start on my Queen Esther's Garden applique BOM.  Like, even the SMALLEST beginning step starts.  So far all I've done is prewashed my fabric, so even if I just prepare the background blocks this week, that counts!

My Queen's Garden Fabrics, Prewashed and Ready to Go

Esther Aliu's Beautiful Free BOM pattern
And, you know what?  That's plenty of goals for me this week.  I'm linking up with To-Do On Tuesday, and then I'm headed straight up to my studio to start a pineapple block!  I'm also linking up with:


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

have fun with the pineapple block - I love that quilt. I saw Esther's pattern but thought I better not try another until I decide what to do with Love Entwined although if I am right I do not think Esther has ever finished her quilt either - we all get stuck now and then. If you are having a fabric bleed problem did you check out Vicki Welsh's Stop the Bleeding quilt page?

Ramona said...

Your pineapple blocks are just gorgeous. I say this every time you post them, but they just make me smile. Hopefully you will have another block made soon. Did you purchase the pattern somewhere or is it your own?

dq said...

Your Esther applique quilt will be stunning in those colors!
The pineapple quilt is amazing. I have always favored that pattern.

Needled Mom said...

That pineapple is incredible. The Queen Esther one will be a stunner too.

Susan said...

I know those pineapple blocks take a lot of time, but you're making great progress. It's going to be gorgeous!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

I love your pineapple quilt! So pretty!

Dresden Quilter said...

The pineapple quilt is incredible!

colleen said...

Yippee finally that lovely pineapple block gets top billing!!!!!
Just one a week or two a week if you get the right coffee buzz
And it will be done ready to quilt and since "fancy" quilting will not show up
you can get to it rather than have to spend time researching complex techniques/patterns
Oh to have this on the bed in the year it can happen

Denise said...

This is a pattern on my bucket list, just gorgeous. Thank you for the kind message you sent, I'll check into why you weren't able to post a comment. I really appreciate your time to contact me and let me know.

Mama Spark said...

I LOVE your pineapple quilt. It is ah-mazing! Keep at it! I am doing the Ocean waves one block at a time too. Slow and steady wins the race right?

Christine Slaughter said...

Your pineapple quilt is amazing! Love the Esther's Garden pattern too!