Sunday, March 24, 2013

BOM Progress

I am just slightly overwhelmed with projects that it is starting to get a little stressful.
This is supposed to be fun, right?   I am going to re-think my list and put a few things
on vacation until I finish up some projects.  

This project will NOT be going on vacation.  Joy comes over once a month and we sew on this together.  It is called "Ode to the 30's".  Each month we try to pick two blocks that we can sew up in an afternoon of sewing together.  Here are this months blocks.



Here is another that I will keep up with.  Only two more of these and I can finish this up.  This is the Designer Mystery from Fat Quarter Shop.   

This is one that a local shop is doing.  It is called "Women's Voices".   We will have the option to make a big king size or two lap size quilts.  


I finished up the 31 S'mores I started a few weeks ago.


Here are this months "Crossroads Blocks".  Another one that I don't want to go on vacation.


Here is another "Sweet and Simple" block I finished. 

I started another "Charming Addition" quilt for a gift for my friends father.  I thought it would be the perfect man quilt.  I put on seven rows and figure if I do that every month I will be done by his birthday in September. 

Here is my "Charming Addition".  I added three more rows.  


See!  These are only some of my projects.  I have way too many going at once.  Something has gotta give.  

I hope you all have a great week.   I am off from Tuesday - Sunday for Spring break.   I plan on working around my house and garden and trying to organize and donate items I don't need.   I have been doing this off and on for over a year and I still have way too much.  It's amazing how much a person can accumulate in fifty years.

22 comments:

Carol said...

You got tons done...your Charming Addition is really growing and looking awesome. Thank you so much for getting me going on this one. I'm crazy about your Crossroads blocks...I think that quilt will have to go on my Someday list...I love them! Have lots of fun on your Spring Break...I know you'll get lots done!

dortha said...

You do have a lot of projects going. I could see how that would be stressful. But boy do you have some pretty ones going. I see where it would be hard to decide what can wait. Good luck deciding.

Deb said...

Wow, you have so many projects! I thought I was bad! LOL All of them look great, but I can understand why you have to rethink what you're working before you make yourself nuts. It's so easy to do because there are so many great projects to be made. I hope that you get tons done during your break.

Darlene said...

Beautiful projects. Do what you can without causing stress. Have fun!

Drue said...

You inspire me! I like to work similarly on my quilts. I do great on one and have to go to another just to change things up. I love crossroads and may have to put it on my list of things to do.

Drue said...

You inspire me! I like to work similarly on my quilts. I do great on one and have to go to another just to change things up. I love crossroads and may have to put it on my list of things to do.

Lynda said...

It's hard to make decisions about what to put "on vacation" - no wonder you want to keep so many going. They are all lovely.

Janet O. said...

This may all be stressful to you, but it is making me feel better about my list! : )
Everything you are making is wonderful! How will you choose?
I especially love the Crossroads blocks, too. Where did you get that pattern?
Two Charming Additions? I'm just plugging along making one miniature version. I love the way yours are looking. They inspire me!

Raewyn said...

I can see why you don't want to put any of these aside, but I do know that feeling of being overwhelmed by it all. Your projects are all so lovely, maybe you could rest one a month?! Happy sewing!

Cathy said...

Yvette, I have to tell you that you have inspired me. I also have alot of BOM and other projects and was feeling overwhelmed. I felt like I wasn't getting anything done so I followed your lead and made a list of what I wantd to get done in a month. I started small and now feel a real sense of accomplishment thanks to you!!! I love all your projects.....you do such beautiful work. I'm also doing Fat Qtrs bom....all caught up!! And I signed up for the next one...what am I crazy???? Thanks again for the inspiration!!

marina said...

Well done on all of your projects! there are some gorgeous ones there-hope they don't have to go on holidays, unless it is a very brief break.

Cindy said...

I read that you're off starting Tuesday - YEAH for you!!! You get SEW much done on your regular days off that I can only imagine what you'll get done on your spring break! YIKES - you put me to shame, lady! I am always so impressed with your work.
Have fun with your projects - "play" at your pace!!!
Hugs

Karen said...

You do have a lot of quilt projects going but you do it in an organized way. Me, I just work on whatever the mood is for that day. You have a bunch of days off coming up. Take some time to sew and enjoy that time.

Me and My Stitches said...

You know, I don't think that I really believe that you have a full time job! How in the heck do you do it all? I can see why you have so many projects - every one of them is great. Definitely not a dud in the bunch. I can not wait to see what all you get done during Spring break!

Fiesta said...

I know what you mean Yvette. I am working on Libery Baltimore center block which I enlarged 300% ! Ouch!!! What was I thinking ? Anyway, as usual your projects are beautiful.

Colleen said...

I love all that you have going. They are all looking fantastic! And you keep up with them all so well. I was celebrating making two blocks this weekend, lol.

Cheryl said...

You got so much done....AMAZING!!!!!!! I wish you could give me some of your energy. Each project is wonderful and those Charming Additions are so cute! That' defiinitely going on my to do list. I always have tons going at once. Nice to see others do the same. Hapy week to you.

Cheryl said...

You got so much done....AMAZING!!!!!!! I wish you could give me some of your energy. Each project is wonderful and those Charming Additions are so cute! That' defiinitely going on my to do list. I always have tons going at once. Nice to see others do the same. Hapy week to you.

Nancy said...

Wow! All I did was a mini and empty out some of my fabric. You, on the other hand, sewed up a storm. Shocker:)

Crispy said...

I'd say you are doing great getting as much as you do each month. Just think, you have so many projects that you can pick and choose from....just ignore the rest :0)

Crispy

LynCC said...

What a fun mix of projects. I like having variety to work on, too, but can understand needing to trim down the active list. Took me a good year, probably, to find the right balance for me between variety and order. :)

Robin said...

Ah-ha... now I see why there is so much list-making going on! At least you have lots of projects to choose from... something for every mood! :)

I'm especially lovin' the Charming Addition... so scrappy and fun!