Sunday, March 1, 2015

Gettin' Stuff Done!

Well, my To Do Lists are working.  I have been getting more done.  Less things have slipped through the cracks.  I have showed up to meetings and remembering to bring everything I was supposed to.  And I do love checking things off.

I have been very busy.  

I went through all of my pile of quilts to be quilted and measured each and every one.  I started an index card for each quilt.  No more re-measuring the quilts to find out what size back or batting or binding or whatever.  

Next, I did the calculations to write down the size needed for the back and batting for each quilt.  I worked up how many yards that would be.  That makes it a lot easier to search the quilt stash or the quilt shop to find an appropriate piece.

Next I went through all of my batting scraps and found all of the scraps that would be useful for the baby quilts or the wheelchair quilts I had waiting.  I took the rest of the batting scraps to my quilt guild and put them up for grabs.  They all disappeared, just like the snap of your fingers.  Hurrah!
These 8 were mine, the rest were Mom's or others.

Then, I pulled out my roll of batting and started cutting batting the appropriate size for the quilts I had waiting.  I cut an entire bolt of batting.  I stacked each quilt with its back and its batting on my shelf waiting to be quilted.  No bottlenecks.  No excuses.

And finally, I started quilting.  In the last two weeks, I have quilted eighteen quilts. Yes, eighteen!  Now, some of them were baby quilts or wheelchair quilts, but at least half were throws or twins. I am exhausted!  But I also have such a sense of accomplishment.

I have a retreat next weekend.  I think I could probably go and not even bring my sewing machine if I really wanted to.  I could just sit in the recliner and do binding.  Something to think about......